Motion carried

The Legend of Zelda - she's behind you Link!

The half-announced second helping of The Legend of Zelda on the Wii will make us feel as if we’re in the pointy shoes of Link by means of the Wii MotionPlus reveals Shigeru Miyamoto. GameLife translated notes from a Japanese Q&A session where Miyamoto said the following:

“In this [version], we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand. [As for targeting enemies] 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.”

I’m in two minds about this one. While playing Twilight Princess I always felt that the combat would have been more enjoyable and responsive it were done with button presses rather than waggling. Using Wii MotionPlus may add another level of precision to the Wii remote but it could still so very easily become a nuisance. On the other hand, Swordplay was one of the best events in Wii Sports Resort so if Nintendo can produce something similar for the next Zelda, we could be onto a winner.

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