So you got Wii Sports Resort. You’ve had your fun with the 1:1 motion controls and the mini-games. But now what?
Miyamoto to the rescue! In a recent interview with Wired, he declared the extent to which the next Legend of Zelda game will use the device.
It’s a lot. So much so, that MotionPlus will probably be required to play it at all.
Notice I say probably. Nothing is set in stone yet, although Miyamoto and Co. have entwined the use of MotionPlus into the game so completely that an official Nintendo announcement would seem almost superfluous at this point.
He said at a recent Japanese Q & A, “In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand… In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we’ll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience.” Archery, anyone?
Will we finally get the realistic Zelda that we’ve been teased with since before Wind Waker was unleashed upon us? I’m just hoping to finally get a chance to use my Wii sword.
A transcript of the Q & A in Japanese can be found here. You’ll have to wait a bit for the translated version.