Accessor-Wiis leaked

Thursday 7 September 2006
In anticipation of the imminent arrival of Nintendo's new console, an online retailer has begun listing some intriguing peripherals for Wii.

The delights on offer include the Wii Controller Glove ($10, or roughly £5), Wii Storage & Protection 1.0GB Kit ($70, or £37), and the Wii Sling Bag ($30, or £16).

Other interesting accessories on US retailer Gamestop's websiteinclude Wii SD memory cards for $40 (approx £21) and Donkey Kong, Zelda and Mario 'ICON' skins for $20 (approx £10). The release date for these items is 1 November.

Our best guess for the perfect use of a Wii Controller Glove would be sweat-inducing physical fighting games, but the ICON skins have us pretty stumped. Surely no one would shell out a tenner just to have Mario's mustache-tastic face on their Wii user interface, when Microsoft's Marketplace Themes are only around £1.70 each? Well, actually, maybe they would.

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.