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Last week at the Nintendo Conference, Satoru Iwata (President at Nintendo) confirmed the existence of the Wii Remote Plus, a Wii Remote with the Wii MotionPlus peripheral built directly in.

Mr. Iwata had this to say:

“For the convenience of the users, Nintendo is developing Wii Remote Plus, which integrates Wii Remote and Wii MotionPlus. We will announce the details of this controller on our web sites and through other media at some later date.”

The device itself looks identical to the original Wii Remotes, not any longer or wider than the original controller.

But will the revamped controller come bundled with the new The Legend of Zelda title?

While we cannot say for certain whether the Wii Remote Plus will come bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, we do know that the upgraded controller will come bundled with an action game which requires the Wii MotionPlus level of preciseness, a game called FlingSmash, priced at $49.99 and set for release on November 7th.

Better than any bonus prize found in any cereal box, that's for sure.

As you can see from the cover art, the Wii Remote Plus is proudly displayed on the cover as the bonus item to be found within.

So while we cannot say for certain that Skyward Sword‘s first release will feature a similar bonus prize, there is precidence. The first release of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures came bundled with the cable to link the Game Boy Advance to your GameCube; the cable sold separately for $15.95. When it was first released Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles featured the same bonus item. And then we have the above example of at least one Wii game releasing with the Wii Controller Plus bundled. Certainly there will be others.

But what do you think? Do you think we’ll see the Wii Remote Plus bundled with Skyward Sword? And, more importantly, will it be golden and marked with the Triforce symbol?

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: IGN
  • Phantom LInk

    They shipped Red Steel 2 and Wii Sports Resort with the Motion Plus, why should Skyward Sword be different?

    • Aquanam

      Because Nintendo is greedy and wants our money ._.

      • Why don't you support good gaming if your against the best games you'll ever imagine and we're not talking R4 because Nintendo is nice enough to let us get games for free. Anyways the games are way cheaper compared to what they are worth.

      • Ashmic

        I don't know why people are minusing this when its truem and please calm down people its an opinion, and it is true, ANY corporation is in it for the money, because its money, im not saying they're not a money corp. but still,

    • monkeyman

      cause the more you pay nintendo
      the better theyre games

      • Ashmic

        maybe.. they could still be rich and do a half a** job

    • Emmy

      Because the Wii Remote Plus wasn't released as of the time of shipping. Skyward Sword will be the first major release to come out with it available so it would make sense to bundle them.

  • Its pretty obvious they will ship it with Wii motion plus. I hope do any of you know if Wii-motion-plus and Wii Remote plus will be compatible in the same games because I already have tons of different requirements like I have 2 WM+'s and I don't want to have to buy more things for my Wii just so I can use them for one game.

    • Oxling

      That's the whole point of the the WR+.

    • zmafriman

      I agree. Why? Skyward Sword is the first exclusive Zelda Wii title.

  • TheyCallMeTim?

    Monster hunter Tri had the classic pro controller….maybe they'll be nice to bundle the new mote with zelda O.o

  • Ferisan

    Dunno, but I hope they do LOL xDDD

  • Twilit Mask of Time

    they probably will. Especially since it is a new peripheral. If it was JUST motion plus I wouldn't be so sure but this makes it seem pretty likely.

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  • Maiden of Purple

    Pretty colors… 😮

    To be serious, yes, I think it will ship with it. Plenty of people who aren't die hard Zelda fans won't buy the game if it doesn't ship with Wii motion plus (or the pretty new remote)

  • Becky

    So is this new remote just exactly the same as a regular one with the motion plus plugged in the bottom?

  • meh

    When you say "bundled" does that mean you have to preorder it or will it be with it when it releases in stores?

    • BlueEyedBeast0425

      probably released in stores like how WiiPlay came with a Wii Remote.
      I hope it does come with it. But then again…. It might drive the price up ._. and I have quite a few games I'm behind on getting already. So maybe some with and some without?

    • ZeldaFan

      it just means it's packaged in with the game in stroes

  • ChainofTermina

    They better ship it, I mean, come on, not to doesn't make any sense.

  • I think they'll bundle them. I sincerely hope it's golden and printed with a Triforce, but I kind of doubt that.

  • Shaelyn

    they should bundle Skyward Sword with a special edition gold Wii and all the extra goodies in gold. the whole shibbang.

    ok, ok, I'm just sayin that cuz I still need a wii….

    • Chu

      why not? they did it with the DS lite when phantom hourglass came out, they did it with the gamecube and gameboy advanced sp too

  • LuX

    I'm certain SS will ship with either Motion Plus or this new Wiimote plus, because in an interview with Satoru Iwata he stated that, if a game needs motion plus then they would have to give the consumer motion plus. Which makes sense as lets face it this new Wiimote plus, should of been the Wiimote we all excitedly unwrapped christmas 06.

  • A Triforce Wiimote with MotionPlus already installed would and shipped with Skyward Sword would be perfect. I'm only glad that Nintendo made it where we didn't have to buy the MP separately. For that reason, and I was considering getting a new Wiimote anyhow. But I can still wait for SS.

  • elementary

    this is what should've done at first.

  • Louise Banks

    I think they will ship it with wii motion plus. As people who bought a wii for twilight princess coming out won't have one. I think they will also sell the game separately though as some people will get a wii motion plus with the wii purchase ( like me this summer)

    I really hope they bring out a pretty remote but I think it will be expensive if they do

  • LinksZelda12

    They will def ship it with the wii motion plus, i work at gamestop and next to the skyward sword name in the preorder screen, it says WMP (wii motion plus) usually that means that it will come togetehr with it, it was the same for Red steel 2

    • Ashmic

      lol no offense but some gamestops aren't in order, theres one I go to(only because its the only one around), where they printed out the official art with "adelle", and link and pasted it to empty gamecovers (and this was before E3 and all of that, we're talking like, June or something) and said the game's coming out this november, and they were SURE about it, and a week later i went back and the boxes were down and they were like derrrrrrrrrr waaht? But idk that might just be THAT gamestop, there, they don't even know how to work a gamestop card.

      • LinksZelda12

        yeah ashmic its cool trust me i work for them so i know when employees can suck lol. Listen when it comes to SS i dont mess around, whenever someone comes in asking about it, i give them real data. I was telling people not to expect it until 2011, but to preorder it anyway cuz its gonna be an amazing game.

  • Ashmic

    you think this controller will have any difference than a reg wiimote with wiimotion+? of already stated, than sorry i didn't see it

  • Joko tree

    If the WRP comes with SS (I think it will) I think the remote should look like the SS/MS without the blade.

    • Joko tree

      But thats my opinion.

  • rinkuzanto

    Yes. Gold, please.

  • darker world

    hm I didn't know before if the motion plus would be included, but since its now included inside of the controller, this would be nintendo's only chance to release a gold zelda wiimote, which would be an awesome collector's item

  • ALEX23

    i know this has nothing to do with this post, but has anyone ever noticed how bad nintendo is always being critisized about the wii,they are always talking mess about the wii and how bad the graphics suck and that the hardware is soo ancient…well if you've ever noticed nintendo has never really cared about graphics ,they've always been focused on gameplay and a bit on graphics…but they do all of this because they know kids adults and teens will be interested.

  • alex23

    and if you've noticed microsoft and sony are always focusd on graphics…and never really on gameplay. thats why they always end up disappointed with the game in the end, just like reach it had a sucky story and the gameplay was basically all the same..nothing new even if it was supposed to be the first halo game…it is two thouand ten already and their storys are all about fighting elites and brutes…yet they critisize zelda..come on.

  • alex23

    and sony is one too that talks crap…yet they suck so much that they cant even come up with their own ideas (aka:move)!!! and no one ever notices that nintendo always hides in the back of the gaming industry , because they're always working on some thing new as soon as they released something new. just lke when they released the wii thet started on a master piece that they will not release until its perfect. on the other hand you got sony and microsoft that release something better on graphics and always talk shit about nintendos "current" console. yet when nintendo releases it they always have more sales..cuz their smart, and the others are stupid because they wait until their consoles get old and begin on a new one and they end up losing e3.

  • alex23

    i just laugh when i read comments online saying that the wii sucks because it may suck and they can talk shit all they want but when this new console that will drop everyones jaws comes out im going to shove it in all thier faces that nintedo is better…i hope some one else thinks just like me…if you do please reply…besides nintendo has been around for centuries not literally but who do you think as more experiance with the gaming industry. i mean look at how much sega used to talk crap and now look whos on thier knees sucking nintendos dick(sega) offering sonic i most of their games…well i have alot to say but if i dont finish ill never finish!!!

    • croxyndul

      I absolutely agree with you.

    • SamChat

      i worship you dude agree with you all the way.

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  • LinksZelda12

    Its confirmed that the WMP will be bundled with skyward sword guys! =)

  • omnomzelda

    This just gets me even mre excited for this game! <3 I can't wait for it to come out! That would be SO cool if it came with a Zelda edition controller! I'd buy that!

  • Billy

    when is skyward swords coming out

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  • kaleb

    yes. i knew i was already gonna get this game ,but when i saw that they were gonna do that i was even happier:)

  • they better ship it with, because it is stupid to have a game that you can't play without buying something new!