Nyko has unveiled a host of new game controllers at CES 2008, with the Nintendo Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and PSP Slim all getting a new goodie. The Wii probably has the coolest one, though: a wireless Nunchuk.
Nyko’s Wireless Nunchuck has a dongle that attaches to the bottom of the Wii remote and syncs up with the Nunchuk, eliminating the actual cord that the default Nunchuk has. The Wireless Nunchuck features full accelerometer support for motion-based gameplay and is compatible with all games that require the Nunchuck attachment. The Wireless Nunchuck’s design also accommodates both left and right-handed gamers. Two AAA batteries (included) provide up to 30 hours of gameplay. The Wireless Nunchuck for the Wii will be available in the first quarter of 2008 for a suggested price of $29.99.
Nyko’s Wii announcements at CES also include a new version of the Frontman Wireless Guitar Controller, which is actually for both the Wii and PS3. The new version of the Frontman features a built-in tilt sensor, whammy bar, fret buttons and a bi-directional strum bar. Additionally, the Frontman includes interchangeable pick guards for personalizing your controller. The Frontman for the Wii is fully compatible with Guitar Hero III, while the PS3 version is compatible with both Guitar Hero III and Rock Band. The Frontman PlayStation 3 and Wii will retail for $59.99 and $49.99, respectively.
Nyko’s CES PS3 news continued with the unveiling of the Zero Wireless Controller for PS3. The PS3 Zero features a metal polymer hybrid design and provides up to 25 hours of continuous play with the included removable, rechargeable NiMH battery. The PS3 Zero also features a new wireless chipset that provides a reliable and accurate range of up to 30 feet. Backlit LED buttons, precision analog sticks, durable buttons, and curved triggers also come standard. Nyko’s PS3 Zero controller is also equipped with an accelerometer that detects six different directions — and it has dual vibration motors! PS3 Zero is available in three color schemes, will be available in the first quarter of 2008 and will carry a price tag of $59.99.
The CES news kept coming from Nyko with the announcement of the Charge Base 360 for — you guessed it — the Xbox 360. The Charge Base 360 comes with two custom-designed NiMH batteries with additional contact points allowing for drop-in-and-charge functionality. The included docking station organizes and charges two wireless controllers simultaneously through any standard power outlet and provides up to 25 hours of play time on each battery. The Charge Base 360 will be available in Q1 2008 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
The PSP Slim (aka PSP-2000) got two peripherals from Nyko at CES today: the Charger Grip and TV-Link. Newly redesigned for the improved PSP-2000, Nyko’s Charger Grip provides ergonomic grips that emulate the feel of a console controller and reduce strain on hands while also extending the battery life (the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery extends play time up to 10 hours). The Charger Grip for the PSP-2000 series will be available in the first quarter of 2008 for $29.99. The TV-Link, meanwhile, includes high-definition component cable so gamers can view all your PSP games, UMD movies, videos and photos via a TV. The cable has gold-tipped connectors and shielding. The TV-Link for PSP-2000 will be available in the first quarter of 2008 for $14.99.