Nintendo to fire Wii Zapper into Europe for Xmas
Nintendo’s Wii Zapper will be available across Europe in time for Christmas, the company said today.
The white, double-handed, machine gun peripheral will ship on 7 December, bundled with the Link’s Crossbow Training game. Additional titles are promised, including Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
Nintendo's Wii Zapper
Link’s Crossbow Training requires players to aim the Wii Zapper – which houses both the Remote and Nunchuck - at on-screen targets. The Nunchuck controls gamers’ movements and the Remote’s B button, which connects to a trigger, is used for, well, shooting. Different rates of fire are possible too.
Link's Crossbow Training
The Zapper also relays re-positioning movements, presumably so you can pretend you’re lurking around a precarious corner, while the Nunchuck’s Z button acts as a zoom.
Various player modes are available, including a multi-player setting letting gamers pass the Zapper around, each shooting for the highest score within a time limit. The perfect wholesome family Christmas entertainment?
The bundle pack will cost around €30 (£20/$40).
All we need now is for someone to port Namco's awesome "Point Blank" (but not "Point Blank II" cos it was too hard! ;). Also a new version of NES Duck Hunt - preferably where you can shoot your pesky dog and, perhaps, hen harriers?
Only £20 too - good stuff. Along with Guitar Hero III, I reckon this will have Wii's flying off the shelves this Xmas!
Great fun in perspective
At the condition that they put out a game where you can hunt today's politicians from every country. Could be a very cultural game, you know. Chasing after the Queen in the stately halls of Buckingham Palace, gunning down Sarkozy under the Eiffel Tower, or blasting Dubya to bits in a pretzel parlor.
If they make a game like that, I'll buy a Wii with all the accessories, just for that game. Promise !
Looks like a Steyr Aug? No...looks like a lump of cheap plastic.
I so hope my friend gets this. :P I wouldn't mind giving it a go! PARTICULARLY IF IT WERE MODDED TO BE AN M4 CARBINE!
The Zapper looks like a Steyr AUG about as much as a Derringer looks like a Desert Eagle.
I'll agree about the Zapper being superceded by a homebrew (or alternative third-party) housing, though. The chunk-of-plastic look doesn't do it for me, and it seems like the same is true for many others as well.