Drawing Tablet Coming to Nintendo Wii
Adding to the sea of strange peripherals for the Nintendo Wii, THQ has managed to release a Wii add-on device that is actually useful: a drawing tablet.
Much like the countless guns, cooking utensils and, yes, even bowling ball accessories for the Wii , the uDraw Game Tablet from THQ attaches to a Wiimote and includes a stylus. Drawing on the tablet translates to the screen through the Wiimote.
"We are impressed with THQ's innovative design and focus on bringing a new gameplay experience to the Wii owner with their uDraw GameTablet," said Steve Singer, vice-president of Licensing for Nintendo of America, in a company statement.
"Nintendo is committed to providing fun and unique experiences and THQ's uDraw GameTablet seems destined to continue that trend."
While Wacom tablets and similar devices are used by professional designers and artists, the uDraw Game Tablet isn't necessarily aimed toward that crowd. THQ is marketing the drawing tablet to ages 6-12. It comes with uDraw software, and Pictionary and Dood's Big Adventure games are sold separately.
The uDraw tablet is $70 at retail, and games are sold for $30 each. The tablet itself is 9 inches by 7 inches.