A microphone peripheral for Wii has been confirmed. EB Games has listed a Disney Interactive title called ´High School Musical´, a Karaoke title which will ship in August with a microphone peripheral included.
On top of that, Rumor Reporter has learned of many microphone-based games already in development, as well as an entire channel which will make use of the microphone:
Rumor Reporter has exclusively learned from several insider sources that Nintendo will be releasing a microphone peripheral for the Wii. This once-rumored accessory is already being developed in co-junction with several game titles, some of which was shown at Game Developers Conference and previous events. Recent conferences at GDC 07 also indicate that this is the first official public showing of the peripheral to numerous press outlets. (...)
Furthermore, Rumor Reporter has learned that many more titles and experiments are also planned, including a brand-new channel based on the microphone’s capabilities. Karaoke singers should definitely take notice.
The latest rumour conerning a microphone for Wii is just a week old, a summary of the various rumours of the past is included. Again, I have always thought of a mic as a given.
What a possible microphone channel might be like is another thing, though. I myself am hoping for a fully-fledged voice messenger using Miis.
Sources: RumorReporter, Nintendo Wii Fanboy, EB Games
Thanks to: ConsoleWars (German)