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Reggie on lack of Wii MotionPlus games: "We don't force developers to stick to a particular control scheme"


Huh? Wii MotionPlus is out already? Could've fooled us.

Yes, Wii MotionPlus - Nintendo's second stab at total motion domination - has been available since last June. And yet, the number of games that support what was supposed to be the full realization of the Wii's potential are shockingly few - especially in terms of first-party titles. MTV Multiplayer asked NOA president Reggie Fils-Aime about that gaping hole in the Wii's lineup, to which he replied:

"There's tremendous support for Wii MotionPlus. First, what it would highlight is that Wii Sports Resort continues to sell exceptionally well. In addition to that you're seeing some fantastic third party support. Red Steel 2 ...about to come out. And from a first party perspective we showed Fling Smash. There are more titles that are coming, it continues to be a core part of what we do."

"Core part," huh? Then how come only one of Nintendo's "core" games (Legend of Zelda) has jumped onto the MotionPlus bangwagon?

"But I guess what's unique with Nintendo is we don't force our developers to stick to a particular type of control scheme, and you've seen that. Everything from the new Metroid title to be single remote driven to Fling Smash utilizing the Wii MotionPlus. So it's all about what's right for the game," Reggie explained.

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