Sony has unveiled the Sharp Shooter – a Wii Zapper-esque cradle for its Move controller.

The add-on, pictured below, houses a Move wand and navigation controller in a snazzy/daft (delete as applicable) grey machine gun shell.

It will be available in the US from next February – just in time for the launch of Killzone 3 – costing $39.99 (around Ł25).

Sony's peripheral product manager Anand Agarwal told the PlayStation Blog, "We know that some of you gamers might be a bit hesitant to put down the gamepad, but we believe the upcoming PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter will make motion control for shooter games quite irresistible.

"It will truly offer the most intuitive and immersive control experience ever found in a shooter game. It was designed for both comfort and precision, including easily accessible buttons, a responsive digital trigger, adjustable shoulder stock and convenient access to the navigation controller.

"In addition," he adds, "the Sharp Shooter has incorporated a firing mode selector, realistic pump-action and a reload button that allow for new ways of engagement."

Agarwhal went on to explain that the peripheral had been designed specifically with Killzone 3 and SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs in mind, but would also work perfectly with the forthcoming Time Crisis: Razing Storm and Dead Space Extraction, among others.

Sony also has a new 'Jungle Green' DualShock 3 controller lined up for the Killzone 3 launch. That will set you back $54.99 (around Ł35).

Sony Europe has confirmed the Sharp Shooter shell will be on these shores in time for the Killzone 3 launch, but made no mention of bringing that new DualShock over too.


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