Nintendos Patented Scary Rocking Horse Peripheral Thingy

I’m hoping the next Zelda will use this for some mounted combat…. or not, just what I need to look even dumber playing video games!

Anyway siliconera.com has the story:

If you thought the Wii Balance Board was off the beaten path wait until you see Nintendo’s Wii Horseback Riding Saddle. We’re not kidding about this.

The inflatable seat has a pocket for the Wii remote, which is used to sense movement via the accelerometers. Players hold the nunchuck to simulate holding the reins or, as the Nintendo patent describes, “a raised hand for balance as in Bronco riding, a lasso, a sword or other weapon, etc.”

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