If you know Element is something other than iron and aluminum, and that Zoo York isn’t a tough neighborhood in the Bronx, and that Ollie isn’t a character from Popeye … then chances are either you or one of you kids is well acquainted with the world of skateboarding! Anyone who has played Wii games such as Skate It knows that while the Wii balance board is a great controller, it lacks a certain ‘something’ in terms of emulating the action of the skateboard. Thrustmaster announces a controller that augments the balance board to produce the most realistic possible skateboarding experience!
From the press release:
Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand from Guillemot Corporation, is proud to unveil the T-Freestyle NW, the ultimate controller for snowboarding and skateboarding Wii™ fans. Experience the extreme action of boarding this winter from the comfort of your living room. Available just in time for the holidays, the T-Freestyle NW will be available at the end of November for $29.99 SRP.
With the T-Freestyle NW (patent pending), now more than ever before, it’s more fun and intuitive for gamers to land perfect maneuvers and link up slides from one rail to another. Wii™ snowboarding and skateboarding gamers can use the T-Freestyle NW to execute freestyle tricks and to control their boarding runs with the same spirit of “freedom” and the sensation of “no limit” that makes these sports so popular.
As for the actual controller, it looks and sounds like an amazing device that will be thrilling for gamers of all ages!
Crafted of genuine maple – just like real boards, the T-Freestyle offers the perfect balance between flexibility and resistance reproducing the real sensations of boarding. Maneuvering half-pipes and rail jams in games has never been this realistic. Designed to reflect the extreme attitude and style of boarders, the T-Freestyle NW features a “Skull” logo and the size allows for positioning just like a real board.
“In order to achieve this striking realism for gamers, Thrustmaster has employed Rolling Motion Board technology, allowing for true lateral movement capabilities just like in boarding sports, as well as a Safety Stopper feature to eliminate any risk of tipping over, for maximum fun and safety,” says Winn Keaten, Thrustmaster Marketing Manager.
Users can attach the T-Freestyle NW to their Balance Board™* quickly and easily, then get on and enjoy endless hours of fun playing their favorite boarding games with a level of realism that has never been possible until now. This is the ultimate accessory for current and future ultra-realistic snowboarding and skateboarding games on Wii™.
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