E3: Wii Zapper unveiled

Lightgun add-on coming to Wii.

Nintendo is adding The Wii Zapper lightgun to its growing range of first party peripherals for its hugely popular games console.

The Wii Zapper lightgun is billed as "the first offspring of the Wii remote and the Nunchuk" and will house both "like a machine gun."

According to our man at the scene, "the front grip has the Wiimote with trigger and the back one has the Nunchuk with analogue. The Wiimote actually lies across the top of the barrel, with a bigger trigger in the front stick that presumably compresses the Wiimote's "B" button." Curious.

The peripheral will be compatible with Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles and Ghost Squad's we will be getting a hands on with the add-on during E3. Medal of Honour will specifically take advantage of the Zapper, we also learned.

The Zapper will be packaged with its own software to show of its abilities, Nintendo confirmed.

The device will be available in standalone form for USD 19.99. Local pricing was not confirmed.

More news to follow.

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