Reports indicate that EA's rather successful NERF game for the Wii is getting a sequel. NERF 2: N-strike Elite is due later this year.

Apparently it's planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the NERF brand, but like its predecessor it'll come with a brand new NERF blaster - the Switch Shot EX-3 - which the Wii remote can be slotted into.

The game will interface with that rifle - a red lens on the blaster will reveal "hidden elements" in the game. There's enhanced co-op play, as well as the ability to personalise your gun with "millions" of upgrades.

NERF 2 will be arriving this Autumn, in time for Christmas. We can't wait.