Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/10/30/wii_zapper_european_launch/

Nintendo to fire Wii Zapper into Europe for Xmas

Take aim...

By James Sherwood

Posted in Games, 30th October 2007 12:11 GMT

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.

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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
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).