Nintendo sent over a copy of the upcoming FlingSmash for the Wii yesterday, and guess what I found packed in the box? A new Wii remote. There's something different about this remote, however. It's black, for one. A sleek glossy black, in fact. My white Wii remote can't do that. The black remote is also wrapped in a jacket which my white remote also doesn't do (never bothered to get one because I don't play the Wii like a spaz). The black remote also — and here's the biggie — has Wii MotionPlus technology built right into it, making it a Wii Remote Plus. How does it compare to the standard Wii remote? It seems about the same, actually. It fits comfortably in the hand, feels a little heavier (although that mainly seems due to the jacket), the buttons are "clickier" (if that's not a word, it is now), and it has that new remote smell. I'll have more thoughts on the remote including how well it works in my upcoming FlingSmash review (sneak preview: it works pretty well so far).
Oh, and there was something someone else in the box, too. Check him out:
It's Zip! The lovable yellow wild-haired hero of FlingSmash! How cute!