Nintendo promises true 1:1 movement tracking and more accurate location sensing in 3D space with a new Wii Remote accessory.
E3 festivities don't officially get underway until tomorrow, but Nintendo has let slip a little preview of what to expect from its press conference tomorrow morning.
Wii MotionPlus is a new accessory for the Wii Remote that Nintendo says will “more quickly and accurately reflect motions in a 3D space” and provide “a true 1:1 response” of controller movements during gameplay. The Wii MotionPlus plugs into the accessory port of the Wii Remote and uses the accelerometer and the sensor bar to make the tracking possible.
The Wii Remote normally uses its internal accelerometer sensors and Wii sensor bar to locate itself in space, so what the Wii MotionPlus will do any differently or how it will work better than the existing Wii Remote technology is a mystery.
Nintendo will provide more details of the Wii MotionPlus, as well as the rest of their E3 announcements, during the Nintendo Press Conference tomorrow morning in Hollywood. Nintendo World Report will be there to provide you with the latest updates.