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I think this comment says it well…

I don’t think my excitement can get any larger; it’s through the roof and off the scale. I salivate at the thought of touching that controller, and powering up the Wii


That’s just one of the comments found on this blog post about the Time magazine article that gives great insight into the Wii and the remote style controller.

Not only is WarioWare and a Tennis game now confirmed. But so is the ability to use the full 3-D space action of the controller with the new Zelda: Twilight Princess!

In the WarioWare game the article speaks of how you do things such as Swat a fly, Squat thrusts (holding the controller as a barbell), turning a key in a lock and even balancing a broom on your hand (which you have to do with the controller). In the Tennis game they got to feel the ability to scoop up the ball or add spin just like playing real tennis.

The thing that gets me most excited about this (besides revealing the controller to those who still don’t get the upside to it all) is something that was not officially released, but may be one of the aces up Nintendo’s sleeve at E3.

Zelda: TW is a gamecube game. Yet because it’s so close to the end of the system’s life and the start of the new console’s birth… Everyone assumed that it would cross the borders between the two systems. It is now well known that the Wii is backwards compatible and will play all Nintendo titles either via download (NES, SNES, & N64) or through the on board slot (Gamecube and Wii)… But the fact that there is offically a gamecube title that has aspects of the Wii controller leads me to believe that one of the secrets Nintendo is about to release is that many older titles on the gamecube will have Wii features already built in.

Imagine already owning a game for the gamecube and being able to play it in a new way with the Wii contoller. This is unconfirmed and may not happen at all… but if they built it into Zelda (which has been in production for a while now) that they could have added it in Nintendo produced games back as far as a few years and never let on to the feature. There are secrets about to be unleashed… maybe this is one of them.

1 Comment

  1. JuggoPopJuggoPop05-09-2006

    Well it seems I was wrong. There will be two releases of Zelda:TW… one for GC and one for Wii.

    I’ll be posting some nintendo news soon as more unfolds. 🙂

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