Nintendo has announced that the Wii Zapper, its forthcoming gun-styled Wii remote and Nunchuck adapter peripheral first announced
at this year's E3, will come packaged with a new Legend of Zelda
title, Link's Crossbow Training
, when it is released on November 19th.
Nintendo calls Link's Crossbow Training
a "perfect demonstration of the way the Wii Zapper could be used in other games," as it uses the hit brand to push uptake of the $19.99 peripheral.
The publisher says players will assume the identity of Link and progress "through a series of tests to perfect his crossbow marksmanship," starting with stationary bull's-eyes before graduating to moving targets and defense against "all kinds of enemies."
The company also notes a number of third party publishers have adopted the Wii Zapper interface in forthcoming titles including EA's Medal of Honor Heroes
, with a Wii exclusive arcade mode, Capcom's Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
, and Sega's arcade port Ghost Squad
Said Nintendo senior VP of marketing George Harrison, "The Wii Zapper combines our remarkable controllers into one housing with a classic style reminiscent of arcade-style games. Both veteran and first-time players will find it brings a whole new dimension to games where targeting is key and provides even more exciting game-play experiences."