I think that it’s safe to say, for the majority of Nintendo fanboys (like myself), The Legend of Zelda is their favorite Nintendo franchise. We love this series so much because it hasn’t been “just another game,” but rather a ground-breaking franchise that has shaped the world of gaming itself. Designed and developed by Shigeru Miyamoto and the team at Nintendo, the Zelda series takes gamers into the land of Hyrule where you are given the task to save Princess Zelda and your beloved homeland from the evil ruler known as Ganon. With the Triforce power of courage by your side, you make your way through epic dungeons ranging from gloomy forests, to the heart of a volcano, and even the depths of the sea. The formula is perfect and the story is inspiring so the game leaves us always longing for more.
How do you top perfection? That’s what we have been asking ourselves about this nearly perfect series we all know and love. Which is why we have a new segment for the site called My Wii News Triforce in dedication to this masterpiece of game that Miyamoto has created. Roughly each week, expect three of us to give you a little piece of our minds in a couple of short paragraphs, letting you guys know what we think about the games that we love and can’t wait to love. The answers vary depending on the topic, this one centering around the next Zelda title to grace the Wii.Â Triforce, go!
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Nintendo’s new peripheral, known as the MotionPlus, is the company’s newest idea that is sure to sell millions. The device snaps onto the back of the remote and enables the controller to make nearly perfect, 1:1 movement. The MotionPlus would work so well with a number of different games, but those hoping that those games would come soon are out of luck.
When will we see third-party Motion Plus games?
Game Informer magazine, after talking to many developers, have reported that third-party developers also didn’t know about the MotionPlus until we did. Was it a good or bad move by Nintendo?
The good part, nothing was leaked. Occasionally, developers will let something slip, by accident or on purpose. But it does happen at times and Nintendo likely wanted people to be taken by surprise (which we were).
The bad part, developers have had no time to work with games using the motion plus. It may be a while before we get the first quality title that uses the MotionPlus. Which brings up the question, When will we be seeing the first third-party MotionPlus game? Hit the jump for more.
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Whoa! Is that a Wii Game???
For most of us, Nintendo’s E3 press conference was a bore (unless your a crazy Animal Crossing/Wii music fan). But there was a couple of things that were pretty interesting, one of them being the Call of Duty: World at War trailer for Wii. The game looks completely amazing and when I first glanced at the screens, I thought it was the 360 version of the game. Even though they are using the award winning Call of Duty 4 engine, Treyarch has managed to somehow get it working on the Wii. Although they did have to downgrade it, the game is looking pretty close to the 360/PS3 versions. I’m very excited about this game, if it has a good control scheme, uses Wii speak, and has a good online system, I may actually buy it over the 360 version. Hopefully this game, along with The Conduit, sells well. Then we may see this surge of casual games turn the other way.
Hit the jump for some more Call of Duty Wii screens…
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Sexy and Sleek, It matches your Wii!
Have you always wanted a computer in your room? Well, here’s your chance to turn your Wii into one with Logitech’s officially licensed Wii keyboard. The sleek, new, Wii-matching keyboard provides easy text entry for both the Internet channel and games that support it. One game that will be supporting keyboards in the future will be Animal Crossings: City Folk so this will be a must buy for people not looking into Wii Speak. The Keyboard is cordless so there will be no annoying tangling between your keyboard and nunchuck controller. Hit the jump for an overview from the official Logitech site…
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With Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games selling extremely well on both Wii and DS, it looks like Sega is now kicking into high-gear with these sonic games. Two titles (Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Chronicles) have already been announced by Sega and now the latest issue of Nintendo Power has revealed a brand new Wii-exclusive game, apparently called Sonic and the Black Night.
There are no details on the game other then this magazine cover that says, “The Blue Blur swings cold steel in his big new Wii-exclusive adventure”. So yes, sword play is confirmed. But how will it work? Will it be a fast-paced, side-scrolling game where we frantically waggle the Wii-mote in attempt to kill enemies that we end up flying past? Or will it be a slower-paced, 3-D Sonic game that uses the Motion Plus and is basically Dragon Quest Swords except in third-person and faster. Who knows?
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