Nintendo have finally addressed the requests for voice chat on Wii.Â Rater than use a headset for individual players, ‘Wii Speak’ will use a microphone that mounts on top of the sensor bar and connects to the Wii via USB.Â This will make it what they a ‘community mic’, allowing everyone in the room to interact with other players around the world.Â The first title to use Wii Speak will be Animal Crossing: City Folk which is scheduled for release this year. Â They showed a demo of three players visitingÂ someone’s city and chatting while they had a fishing contest.
No other titles were mentioned that will support Wii Speak, but Call of Duty: World at War and Star Wars: Battlefront III both look like ideal candidates. Â It also remains to be seen weatherÂ it will be backwards compatible with existing online titles such as Mario Kart Wii. Â Stay Tuned for more info and images.