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Topic: E3 Predictions Based on Wii Sports Resort

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thewiirocks

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This should probably be a full article with an in-depth look at Nintendo's history, goals, and motivations, but I just can't be arsed to write one at the moment. So here's the cliff notes.

Premise: Many of Nintendo's minigame are Proof of Concept (PoC) tech demos packaged into a collection. By paying attention to the tech demos, it is possible to understand what games might be expanding on those concepts.

Evidence: The cow riding game in Wii Play appears to be the same motions as Excite Truck. The "duck hunt" game in Wii Play proved out the concept of using the Wii Remote as a Zapper, giving us Link's Crossbow Training. Fishing and Billiards also paved the way for more sophisticated titles of those genres. Baseball in Wii Sports gave us Mario Baseball.

E3 Predictions:

  • Wave Race (based on the jetski minigame in Wii Sports Resort)
  • Red Steel 2 (based on the sword fighting minigame)
  • Tiger Woods Golf w/Motion+ (improved putting based on the minigolf minigame)

Granted, two of those are already announced. That only leaves one game as a clear surprise. However, I do think we'll be seeing one more title being announced based on the themes they've shown. I imagine that Resort will also carry a few flight-based games.

Remember the flight-sim demo that Nintendo showed where you could fly the plane with a twist of the wrist? That didn't fly so well (pun intended) because of the control limitations. But if I know Nintendo, they're going to try again with that codebase and use the true 3D spatial positioning of the Wii Motion+ to compensate for the previous control issues. Which points to one other franchise title...

(drumroll please)

  • Pilot Wings

There you have it. Those are my predictions. Place yer' bets. :)

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sirgrim

2. Posted:

Pilot Wings with the Motion+ and balance board for angling the paragliding would be awesome.

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Adam

3. Posted:

Why stop there? Nintendo could also release a hang glider peripheral. It'd be a large plastic hang glider with a slot that you could slide the remote in to detect when you turn it.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

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Kidpit

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Hmm given the Frisbee minigame in Wii Sports Resort...I'm guessing we could see a Wii version of Nintendogs.

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thewiirocks

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weirdadam wrote:

Why stop there? Nintendo could also release a hang glider peripheral. It'd be a large plastic hang glider with a slot that you could slide the remote in to detect when you turn it.

Don't give them any ideas. I've already got enough plastic shells as-is. The last thing I need is handle-bars for the jetski, flight-yoke for an airplane, control handles for parachuting, and a ceiling-mountable hang-bar for a hang glider. :P

(As an aside, don't forget that third parties DO manufacture Wii golf clubs, lightsabers, tennis racquets, shotguns (!), and just about anything else you want. I think you have to be nuts to pay for these peripherals, but the market does seem to be infatuated with these stupid shells.)

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Adam

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thewiirocks wrote:

As an aside, don't forget that third parties DO manufacture Wii golf clubs, lightsabers, tennis racquets, shotguns (!), and just about anything else you want. I think you have to be nuts to pay for these peripherals, but the market does seem to be infatuated with these stupid shells.

Perhaps a plastic shell for the frisbee, too, since people are already throwing their controllers at the screen, anyway. :D

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.