Redmond (WA) – Nintendo announced that it will begin selling the Zapper controller shell on November 19, one year after the Wii’s debut. The game will come packaged with a demonstration software title and will retail for $20.
The Zapper, which will house both the motion-sensitive Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers in a single unit to resemble the look of a gun will be sold in a bundle with “Link’s Crossbow Training”. The software is based on the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and puts the gamer into the role of Link, who progresses through a series of tests to improve on his crossbow marksmanship.
Future software titles supporting the Zapper, which was first announced at this year’s E3 Media Summit, will include Medal of Honor Heroes 2, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles as well as Ghost Squad.
The device will be available on November 19 for a suggested retail price of $20. There was no word on a potential release of Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board, which are described to transform the gaming console in a virtual training center.