Gamers weren’t totally surprised to hear that Nyko’s wireless Kama Nunchuk controller got pulled from the shelves due to patent infringements. Well, now it seems Nintendo and Nyko have kissed and made up.
Nyko will relaunch their Kama controller, but they will be forced to do so with a style redesign.
The photo below shows a side by side comparisons of the Kama and Nunchuk.
December 17, 2008 – Nintendo of America Inc. and Nyko Technologies, Inc. today announced they have settled a lawsuit brought by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk® controller.
Under the agreement, Nyko will continue to sell a redesigned version of its Kama wireless controller.
“We are pleased to have resolved this dispute,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nunchuk and Wii brands are familiar to consumers worldwide, and Nintendo is dedicated to vigorous defense of those brands.”
“Nyko Technologies is proud to be an industry leader in gaming accessories,” said Herschel Naghi, CEO of Nyko, “and we will continue to develop exciting products for the benefit of the gaming community.”