The wireless controller is a viable new option for players who enjoy the oldies on Virtual Console.
For the last twelve years Nyko Technologies has been creating third-party accessories for video game systems. Earlier this year, Nyko released the Kama wireless Nunchuk for the Wii. Nintendo sued Nyko because of extreme similarities between the Kama Nunchuk and the official Nunchuk. Nyko recently shipped to stores their newest accessory for Wii, the Wing wireless controller. Shaped very differently from Nintendo's Classic Controller, the Wing allows gamers to play through any Virtual Console game without the hassle of wires.
In addition to working with all Virtual Console games, the Wing is fully compatible with games that support the Classic Controller, such as Geometry Wars: Galaxies, Dokapon Kingdom, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Recent Nintendo controllers have had octagonal housings for their analog sticks, which has limited movement to eight directions. The analog sticks of the Wing feature a round housing, which makes a game like Nights: Journey of Dreams control more like its Sega Saturn precursor thanks to the sticks' unrestricted movement. Like the GameCube and Playstation 2 controllers, the Wing features handles to make it easier to grip. Racing fans who have long enjoyed pretending their controller was a steering wheel may find the Wing's lack of wires beneficial. Both the Kama Nunchuk and the Wing controller give players wireless freedom.
The Wing controller is available at retailers across the nation for $29.99. Batteries are included.
Nyko Wing™ Classic Controller for Wii™ Flies Into Stores
Nyko Technologies Levels Up Retro Gaming with Wireless Technology
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 11, 2008 - Nyko Technologies®, the premier game console peripherals manufacturer, today announced its new Wing™ wireless controller for the popular Nintendo Wii™ game console has shipped to stores. Debuting as the market's premier wireless classic controller designed exclusively for the Wii, the Wing is the controller of choice for fans of Virtual Console™ games.
Engineered for comfort, utility, and style, the Wing improves on previous controllers for the Wii with smooth contours that are ergonomically designed for a comfortable fit and a better grip. The Wing's buttons are durable, responsive, and sport a unique aesthetic color scheme. Play freely through your Virtual Console games with up to 10 feet of wireless connectivity via a small dongle fitted to the bottom of the Wii Remote™. The two included AAA batteries provide up 30 hours of battery life, or gamers can opt to use their own rechargeable batteries which can be conveniently charged through the Wing's Mini USB port using any standard Mini USB cable (not included).
"The Wing is a great example of what we at Nyko aim to do: improve the gamer's experience with a quality made product", said Chris Arbogast, Director of Marketing at Nyko Technologies. "There have been very few options for classic gaming control designed specifically for the Wii until now, and the Wing provides a comfortable and affordable wireless alternative that fans of Virtual Console games will enjoy using."
Nyko's wireless Wing classic controller is available now for the suggested retail price of $29.99. Please visit www.nyko.com for more information.