Horse-riding Peripheral from Nintendo
By SpookSpook81. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 2:35:45 PM
This Nintendo-filed patent will probably never see the light of day, but that doesn't keep people from digging up the drawings and seeing what Nintendo is up to: an inflatable cushion to simulate riding a horse.
According to this Siliconera post (where you can see the rest of the drawings), Nintendo filed a patent registration for an inflatable cushion that will house the WiiMote between your legs (yeah, that'll help the WiiMote's phallic jokes) and use the Nunchuck to simulate the reins or any other usable item, such as a whip, bow, club, or sword. The device, supposedly, could be used to simulate riding bulls, camels, elephants, burros, dolphins, whales,dragons, griffons, unicorns, giant eagles, hang gliders or other aircraft, a magic carpet, a motorcycle, a jet-ski, and land or sea exploration vehicles.
I think most of us probably see this as a Zelda-perfect peripheral.