There are a few weird, internal reactions a nerd has to deal with when a company — Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, in this case — announces that it’s creating the first officially licensed Star Wars lightsaber and blaster accessories for the Wii. On one hand, Wii accessories are, by and large, completely pointless. On the other hand, they’re lightsabers … and they light up. On yet another hand (wait … three hands?) the accessories, including the blaster, clearly don’t have enough room to accommodate MotionPlus (as far as we can tell).
Granted, these are being released in conjunction with Star Wars – The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, which has no MotionPlus support that we’re aware of, but come on! Any lightsaber accessory should have an extra slot for MotionPlus. We don’t care if LucasArts ever makes another lightsaber game or not. Hell, we’ll pick up Red Steel 2 and just pretend we’re using a lightsaber. At least, we would, if these accessories supported MotionPlus.
Oh, the Clone Trooper blaster also comes with stickers.
Update: We’ve confirmed with BDA that neither Republic Heroes nor its accessories support MotionPlus.
First official lightsaber accessories for Wii announced [update: no Motion Plus] originally appeared on Joystiq Nintendo on Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.