Samba Wii out now – Sega confirm official maraccas on way

Samba De Amigo Wii has been released in Europe today and many retailers are already taking advantage of the game by releasing their own over-priced dull looking maracca shells. Anyone who’s been watching this game the past few months will remember an image that appeared on the internet of an official bundle of the game with a pair of official maracca shells. Sega have now confirmed to French gaming site Gamekyo that an official bundle of the game with maracca shells is indeed on the way and should be released in about one months time. Sega have even shown the maracca shells to Gamekyo staff.

You can check out pictures of the maraccas and bundle here.

Samba De Amigo Wii microsite now live

Sega Europe have now opened the official microsite to upcoming game Samba De Amigo for Wii. You know it’s a Samba De Amigo site when your greeted with the upbeat sound of Samba De Janeiro. The site reveals there will be over 40 songs from the past game aswell as new ones and confirms the Dual Wii Remote option for untethered freedom if you find the Wii Remote and Nunchuk play a little whip-cracking painful. Other features included in the game will be:

  • Online leaderboards
  • Friends lists where you can post and compare scores
  • Career, single player, multiplayer(co-op or vs) and training modes
  • Records
  • Special modes such as quick play, classic, battle, survival, hustle and mini-games.

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Samba Wii to come with Maracca Wii-mote topper

Do you remember the days of pencil toppers? Begging your parents to buy a box of cereal because it came with a cool pencil topper you wanted to show off at school so you didn’t look like a nerd while answering those tough maths problems? Well now when you buy Samba De Amigo Wii you can top off your Wii Remote with your very own maracca topper.

They look exactly like the peripheral maracca’s you got with the Dreamcast game and look to add to the fun of shaking the remotes like them. My only question is: Will they hold? If you remember back to when the Wii was first released there was many news reports, images and video’s across the net and newspapers complaining about people losing grip and hurting people with the Wii remotes. So unless these maracca Wii remote heads come with something to secure them to the Wii remote, people are going to be complaining all over again that they were bopped in the head with the topper and danced a dizzy samba to the floor.

Link – HMV.com’s Samba De Amigo Wii product page