Video game developer and publisher THQ has announced a new drawing tablet for the Nintendo Wii. This new accessory will be available next year for $110 and allows a user to draw, colour, and create art on the console.
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The GameTablet is a small white handheld tablet with a 4″ x 6″ drawing space and detachable, pressure-sensitive stylus designed to offer more subtle control and precision than available on the traditional Wii Remote. The Wii Remote docks discretely within the uDraw GameTablet, allowing the device to draw power directly from the Wii Remote.
“The uDraw GameTablet also features tilt-and-roll movement options, allowing players to interact and control in-game characters by moving and directing them through game levels. Additionally, SD-card support enables players to save and print their artwork and other uDraw creations,” said the company.
According to THQ, the uDraw GameTablet will launch bundled with an expansive drawing, coloring and art-based video game, uDraw Studio. In addition, two other video games designed for use with the uDraw GameTablet – Pictionary and Dood’s Big Adventure – are scheduled to hit store shelves on the same day.
THQ Chief Executive Officer, Brian Farrell said, “The uDraw GameTablet is designed to target consumers of all ages with a compelling price point and familiar drawing-inspired gameplay mechanic that has been enhanced for today’s tech-savvy families.”
“We’ve designed the uDraw GameTablet to offer something for everyone: the kids can doodle, save their creations on an SD-Card and print their artwork for display on the refrigerator. Students can improve their skills through in-game tutorial lessons. And the whole family can sit down together for family game time with products like Pictionary,” said Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games and Global Online Services, Martin Good.
The uDraw GameTablet comes ready to play with the uDraw Studio game and is scheduled to be available in Australia and New Zealand from March 2011 for a recommended retail price of $109.99.