Sharp Shooter attachment for PlayStation Move, new DualShock color announced

While it's no Game Boat, the Sharp Shooter attachment for PlayStation Move outdoes the already released shooting attachment by transforming your motion controller into a full-fledged plastic rifle, with adjustable shoulder stocks and pump-action.

We tried the peripheral with Killzone 3 and found aiming to be relatively easy. Shooting with the trigger feels good, and the ability to reload using the built-in pump should make for a fun (albeit cheesy) experience. The placement of the PlayStation face buttons on the side of the controller felt counterintuitive, making things like jumping much, much more difficult. It'll be interesting to see how other Move shooters feel with the odd button layout.

If you need this plastic cradle for your Move controller, you'll have to shell out $40 -- nearly the cost of a Move controller itself! If you'd still rather play with "regular controllers," Sony also announced a new DualShock color: Jungle Green, available in February to coincide with the launch of Killzone 3. See what it looks like after the break.

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December 9, 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the official sharp shooter attachment for the PlayStation®Move motion controller will be available for $39.99 (MSRP) at major retailers nationwide this coming February 2011. Launching alongside the highly anticipated Killzone®3 for the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system, the PlayStation Move sharp shooter provides the most intuitive and immersive control experience for shooter games. In addition to Killzone 3, the sharp shooter will be compatible with already released titles such as Time Crisis™: Razing Storm™, upcoming releases such as SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs and Dead Space™ Extraction, as well as many future PlayStation Move titles.

With its authentic design and precision, the PlayStation Move sharp shooter immediately places the player directly into the action. The streamlined design features easily accessible buttons, responsive digital trigger, realistic pump-action, firing mode selector, adjustable shoulder stock and convenient access to the navigation controller, allowing gamers to take aim and move into the firefight for hours of comfortable and engaging gameplay.

"PlayStation Move was designed with the goal of providing the most engaging and intuitive motion gaming experience possible, from a diverse range of genres," said John Koller, director, hardware marketing, SCEA. "We've already seen a tremendous response to PlayStation Move's launch lineup. With a heritage built on innovation and a significant lineup of shooter and action titles on the horizon, we're truly evolving motion gaming with unmatched precision and a deeper sense of immersion than has ever been offered. When coupled with stereoscopic 3D support, such as in Killzone 3, the PlayStation Move sharp shooter represents a new step toward the ultimate goal of any cutting-edge video game: placing players directly in the game."

In addition, a new "Jungle Green" DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller will also be available in February 2011 for $54.99 (MSRP), to coincide with the upcoming launch of as Killzone 3. Adding to the already wide variety of colors available in the DUALSHOCK 3 family, the new "Jungle Green" color is tailored to the core fan and offers another option for gamers to choose from.

With a growing library of exciting titles and peripherals such as the PlayStation Move sharp shooter, gamers will be able to explore the precision and accuracy of PlayStation Move in ways that truly enhance the motion gaming experience.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.