Have you even invited your friends round to have a few games on the Nintendo Wii only to find out that one of the controllers is flat and you don’t have any spare batteries? Well your in luck because Konnet Technology has just announced their new Wii controller charger, the PowerV Quad.As the name suggests, this charger can simultaneously charge 4 Wii controllers at the same time, but the most interesting thing is that it does it wirelessly. The PowerV Quad comes with 4 rechargeable batteries that when fitted to th Wii remotes mean that all you have to do is place them in the sculpture like cradles.The PowerV Quad will charge the Wii remotes even if they have their silicone covers on as well, and will stop charging the remotes when they are full to save energy. Each cradle has a reference light next to it which turns red when charging and blue when fully charged.The PowerV Quad Wii remote charger is available in the states at the moment for $49.99, but it should’nt be too long before it hits our shores.
Nintendo has announced that the Wii MotionPlus add-on for the Wii controllers will be released on the 8th of July in the US and the 12th July in UK and Europe. Funnily enough, Wii Sports Resort, which will use the MotionPlus system, will not be released till the 24th July in the US and a couple of days later (26th) in Europe.So what can you use you Wii MotionPlus add-ons for while you’re waiting for Wii Sports Resort? Well there are a couple of EA games coming out at the same time including Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Grand Slam Tennis, as well as Sega’s Virtual Tennis 2009, which all support the MotionPlus system.Nintendo’s Wii MotionPlus will slot onto the bottom of your Wii controller and allow more precision and a greater level of movement. Nintendo hope that the add-on will persuade games developers to make a wider range of games for the console.There is no word on a UK price yet, but the device will retail for $19.99 in the US.
Midway and XS Games have announced a new guitar game and add-on peripheral exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. The game, called PopStar Guitar is basically a copy of the highly popular Guitar Hero franchise, but instead of having a guitar shaped controller, a slip on Wii remote add-on is used.