by June 12, 2009 @ 6:48 pm
Casually announced during a Q&A roundtable session at E3, Nintendo creative director Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that its next Zelda title for Wii will take advantage of the MotionPlus attachment. But a question looming on many minds is if the title will actually require MotionPlus, which is currently sold separately at $20 and will debut in bundle form with Wii Spots Resort in July.
Miyamoto elaborated on his previous statement in a recent interview with Wired, revealing that he is making a concerted push with the development team on utilizing the extra possibilities offered by MotionPlus in Link’s next adventure.
The bigger hurdle for us is not really whether people have a Wii MotionPlus or don’t have it, it’s whether or not the experience is one where people will think they want to have a Wii Motion Plus in order to experience it.
Although Miyamoto is refraining from making any assurances just yet, it’s safe to assume that the next Zelda title will require MotionPlus, as Nintendo seems to be spending a considerable amount of time with incorporating it. Taking the optional route is an unlikely scenario, especially when considering that they could always bundle the attachment with every copy of the game at retail. Judging from our hands-on time with Red Steel 2 at E3, a Zelda title would greatly benefit from a 1:1 control scheme.
Follow this author on Twitter.