When patrolling the numerous halls and large expanses of space at E3, there's really no telling what you might stumble upon. Sure, you'll see the Sonys, Nintendos, and Microsofts of the world, but every so often you'll be treated to a demo of something that no one has seen or heard of before. It likely won't blow your mind or reinvent the way you think about games, but once in awhile you'll find something genuinely cool nestled into a corner of E3. For me, that little nugget was My Personal Trainer on the Wii.
Florida, America, June 2009. Data Design Interactive – a successful video games publisher and games developer - are pleased to announce that ‘My Personal Golf Trainer: with IMG Academies and David Leadbetter’ is one of the first titles to take advantage of the new Wii MotionPlus™ Accessory, which enhances the fun with its highly accurate gyroscope based, controller extension.
Rather than just playing a game we have created an exciting new genre in computer sports, the personal trainer.
Sports trainers cost thousands to hire and require tens of thousands for the equipment. Only now with the release of new technology, such as the MotionPlus and Balance Board, has this range of titles been a possibility for home use. This is a ground breaking product, with appeal to game players, sports specialists and the biggest growth area of non-game players. Where Wii-Fit has introduced millions of moms to buy a Wii, every sports player, will see this as a ‘must have’ product.
For the range we are working with the best of the best in training, to give detailed, useful and accurate individual feedback on everything you need to know to play a better game.
For our first title Golf, the IMG academies with 22 sites around the world, are the largest and best training facilities in the World. While in the game individual direction is given by David Leadbetter who over the past 30 years has published more training manuals than any other golfer in the world.
He will personally tell you how to stand, how to move, and how to swing in his famous 7 steps to a better golf swing. You will be shown common mistakes and how to correct them. As a non interactive DVD this information would sell for hundreds of dollars, but utilizing the MotionPlus we can give individual feedback on your own personal swing and then direct you how to correct and improve your shot.
Are you are positioned at the right angle, is the club rotated, are you holding it too high or low, forwards or too far behind, with the Balance board David will tell you exactly how you are positioned, leaning to the side or back to far, as you swing we record the speed and direction in 3D space and compare your actions against an ideal swing. This is real golf, with a world class expert available 24/7 in your own home. This will improve your golf swing, on the real course but you can also see your improvement at home as we include a full game of 18 hole golf.