Ok, I’ll be honest, best I can suss out from the press release is that Thrusmaster’s T-Freestyle NW gaming board is a piece of wood with rubber bumpers that works in concert with the Wii Balance Board to produce a RIDE like experience for current and soon to be released Wii snowboarding and skateboarding games. And I don’t know what Rolling Motion Board technology is, but whatever ‘koolaid’ Thrustmaster’s marketing team is cooking up I want a sip of it.
It’s crafted of genuine maple and launches this holiday season (end of November) for $29.99.
Thrustmaster Announces the T-Freestyle NW – A Skateboarding and Snowboarding Nintendo Wii™ Controller
Experience the sensation of skateboarding
and snowboarding like no other
New York, NY – (November 5, 2009) — Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand from Guillemot Corporation, is proud to unveil the T-Freestyle NW, the ultimate controller for snowboarding and skateboarding Wii™ fans. Experience the extreme action of boarding this winter from the comfort of your living room. Available just in time for the holidays, the T-Freestyle NW will be available at the end of November for $29.99 SRP.
With the T-Freestyle NW (patent pending), now more than ever before, it’s more fun and intuitive for gamers to land perfect maneuvers and link up slides from one rail to another. Wii™ snowboarding and skateboarding gamers can use the T-Freestyle NW to execute freestyle tricks and to control their boarding runs with the same spirit of “freedom” and the sensation of “no limit” that makes these sports so popular.
Crafted of genuine maple – just like real boards, the T-Freestyle offers the perfect balance between flexibility and resistance reproducing the real sensations of boarding. Maneuvering half-pipes and rail jams in games has never been this realistic. Designed to reflect the extreme attitude and style of boarders, the T-Freestyle NW features a “Skull” logo and the size allows for positioning just like a real board.
“In order to achieve this striking realism for gamers, Thrustmaster has employed Rolling Motion Board technology, allowing for true lateral movement capabilities just like in boarding sports, as well as a Safety Stopper feature to eliminate any risk of tipping over, for maximum fun and safety,” says Winn Keaten, Thrustmaster Marketing Manager.
Users can attach the T-Freestyle NW to their Balance Board™* quickly and easily, then get on and enjoy endless hours of fun playing their favorite boarding games with a level of realism that has never been possible until now. This is the ultimate accessory for current and future ultra-realistic snowboarding and skateboarding games on Wii™.
To discover the Thrustmaster complete product range visit www.thrustmaster.com
Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and controllers. The Group offers a diverse range of products under its Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently represented in 11 countries, including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong-Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products in over 30 countries worldwide. The group’s mission is to design high-performance and user-friendly products to improve the satisfaction of users of interactive digital entertainment solutions. www.guillemot.com
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