Nintendo has officially confirmed Link's Crossbow Training, a pack-in title, to be bundled with the Wii Zapper, which hits retail November 19th for $19.99. As rumored earlier today, LCT is a sort of minigame spinoff that's set in "a world in the style of" Twilight Princess and features a series of crossbow training exercises, from stationary target practice to enemy combat. In other words, it's an archery tech demo ... for a gun peripheral. (Note: "gun peripheral" refers to a plastic mold that houses the Wiimote and Nunchuk.)
Having Link's pretty mug on the box is gonna sell units, we get that, but guys, c'mon, where's Duck Hunt? More shoot-shoot bang-bang, less thwap-thwap thud, okay? At least there's the potential to shoot the heck out of, er, 'zap' stuff in three upcoming third-party efforts: Ghost Squad (Sega), Medal of Honor Heroes 2 (EA) and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Capcom).
Sounds nice enough.
Though I'm not entirely sure I'd like to shell out $/€19.99 for a plastic shell and a dumbed down Twilight Princess shooting range.