If you adore your Wii but lament the fact that its motion controls don’t allow you to get more intimate with it, take heart. The company has patented a controller that lets you straddle it and ride it like a big boy.
Siliconera scoped out a European patent database to discover the somewhat disturbing innovation:
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.”
The story goes on to say that the controller will work with games that simulate not only riding horses but “bulls, camels, elephants, burros, dolphins, whales, dragons, griffons, unicorns, giant eagles…” Whoah there, Nintendo. All the other things are standard — who hasn’t dreamed of riding Ms. Pac-Man, uh, I mean, a unicorn — but giant eagles? Nintendo, you’re even freakier than I imagined.