In just a little over a week from today, we will be experiencing the new voice chat function of Nintendo’s Wii. Armed with a microphone accessory, Animal Crossing: City Folk will be the first to try out the room-to-room function, but which will also later on be released separately. To find out more new details, head on over to the full article.
What else is there to know about Wii Speak, the room-to-room voice chatting on Wii? Apparently, you can only chat with those people whom you have traded Friend codes with. That pretty much eliminates any possibility of you running into some stranger on the voice chat feature. Obviously, this is also put in place to complement the parental controls features of the Wii.
Also, the Wii Speak accessory will come with a code that will let you download the Wii Speak Channel from the Wii Shop Channel for free. And when you’ve already put it in place, then you can already chat with your friends or family across town or across the globe. You’ll even see each other’s Mii characters representing them on TV.
You can try this out when Animal Crossing: City Folk comes out on November 16 – it’s the first game that will host this feature. But don’t worry, this will also be made available independent of the game via a separate Wii Speak Channel by December.
The Wii Speak accessory is sold separately at an MSRP of US$ 29.99, while it is also available as a bundle with Animal Crossing: City Folk at select retailers at an MSRP of US$ 69.99.
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