Tag Archives: motionplus
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 | 19:06 GMT
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 23:36 GMT
Shigeru Miyamoto has said that the next Zelda game for Wii will use MotionPlus in order to provide more realistic sword combat and targeting.
“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,” Miyamoto stated during an October 30 Q&A session, per Edge.
“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.
During E3, Miyamoto stated that he would like to see the next Legend of Zelda game be exclusive to WMP, but there is still no word on whether that will be the case or not.
More through the link.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 03:13 BST
A Red Steel 2 trailer was shown at Ubisoft’s E3 presser.
It showed a desert, a swordsman controlled by the player surrounded by enemies. Swordsman pulls out a gun, hits baddie with sword and shoots him while he was down.
That’s the dual-wielding weapons thing the devs have been talking about. The harder you swing the sword, the harder you hit.
It’s also bloodless, but brutal. You can knock enemies into the air, follow him into the sky, and back down.
In the demo shown, a guy was pulled by a motorcycle, almost hit by an 18-wheeler, escaped before an explosion, and he’s up and ready to fight.
Game runs at 60 frames per second and will be bundled with MotionPlus at launch.
Video courtesy of IGN after the jump.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 00:19 BST
EA Sports announced a martial arts game that will be released in 2010.
MMA will be compatible with MotionPlus.
No footage was shown. Just the announcement. Bummer.
[UPDATE] Press release is posted after the jump. Doesn’t reveal much more than you already know.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 22:12 BST
EA interviewed tennis legend John McEnroe in a mailer sent out to the press, and while it does indeed advertise Grand Slam Tennis, there are a few interesting tidbits in it.
For one, this is John McEnroe’s first appearance in a videogame, and he seems rather excited about it.
“I’m pretty excited to be with some of the younger guys and how we match up,” he said. “I’ve waited a long time—50 years young—so I’ll see how I match up against the Nadals and the Federers; probably not real well but maybe this will help my chances.”
Best part was when he was asked why he wanted his famous 70′s ‘fro to be his look for the game. He responded like most athletes would looking back on their prime.
“Can you blame me? It was a magical time though I’m probably biased since it was the time I was playing. But the late 70s into the mid-80s especially was a great time in tennis, it seemed to be exploding in popularity. We did do things a little differently, a lot of characters out there. I think you’ll see even me with my shorts a little shorter than the other players. We had some wild looking hair and the headbands.
“People remember that and I look back on it fondly, not every hair style but there’s a couple others that I could live with. The most famous of the matches, particularly that Borg match in ’80 Wimbledon, the way he looked in his outfit and my puffy hair look, it’s probably more appropriate I would say to have that one.”
You can read the full thing over on GoNintendo.
Wed, May 20, 2009 | 17:56 BST
Ubisoft has announced Academy of Champions, an arcade football/soccer game exclusively for Wii featuring Pelé.
The game promises to deliver an an interactive experience for children and families with a story-driven adventure starting with enrollment at an Academy where your coach is Pelé.
Players can improve their skills, recruit new team members and build a squad to defeat their rival Academy and win the champion cup.
Wii Balance Board and MotionPlus compatible, the game is set for release sometime this year.
Press release is posted after the break.
Wed, May 06, 2009 | 23:02 BST
Virtua Tennis 2009 has been pushed into June to give it a bit more polish.
This is according to Sega site administrator RubyEclipse who stated on the forums:
As you may have already noticed, VT2009 has now been pushed back to a June ship date. It’s kind of a bummer as I know everyone is looking forward to the game, but believe me when I say it’s almost always worth it to add an extra level of polish and make sure the game is top-notch, as opposed to shipping early with problems.
A new release date is expected to be announced soon. We’ll keep you posted.
Sat, Apr 04, 2009 | 18:03 BST
Star Fox creator Dylan Cuthbert has told G4 what he thinks about Wii and Miyamoto, and has said he’s not interesting in making another Star Fox game, especially for Wii – which he called a toy.
Even went so far as to say Miyamoto doesn’t care how core gamers feel about changes to Star Fox and just does as he pleases.
First off, Cuthbert said a Wii version of Star Fox wouldn’t work because of the controls.
“The Wii controller would be a bit too hard to use. I don’t know… maybe the new one [MotionPlus]. Maybe that’d be more fun to play with. I don’t know. The Wii is a bit more of a toy, I think.”
Then went on to say that changes from aerial combat to tank combat were not his idea, but Miyamoto’s.
“That’s all Miyamoto. Whenever I speak to Miyamoto about Star Fox, he says it’s not meant to be just a flying, sci-fi shooting game. It’s meant to be anything we want to think up,” said Cuthbert.
“But the core fans don’t want that, but Miyamoto doesn’t really care about that. He wants to make what he wants to make, so he just goes ahead and gets it done.”
More over on G4.
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 12:09 BST
Nintendo designer, Katsuya Eguchi said in a roundtable with journalists at E3 today that the company is looking at including MotionPlus technology into future iterations of its Wii-mote.
“As to looking at whether or not it will be an attachment or built in – we’re always looking at how hardware should evolve and where we should take it,” said Eguchi.
However, “it might be good to keep it as an attachment we only use for certain software,” he said. “Unfortunately I don’t have a definite direction to give you today, but it’s something we’ll be looking at.”
By Mike Bowden