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How Zelda Will Play With Your Wii

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

In the pre E3 hype Gamespot reported information, from an article published in Time magazine, about the Wii controller with Zelda, WarioWare and an unknown Tennis game.

Writer Lev Grossman at Time magazine was not only lucky enough to have his hands on the Wii controller, but he actually got to play some of the games. He mentioned how Zelda Twilight Princess required him to slash his sword, aim his bow and even catch a fish... they sure weren’t kidding when they said extra features.

The full article at Gamespot describes Mr Grossman's experience, here's the juicy bits:

"More importantly for Nintendo fans, the Time article revealed several key pieces of information about Wii games. First, Grossman described using the Wii playing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. "Now I'm Errol Flynn, sword fighting with the controller, then aiming a bow and arrow, then using it as a fishing rod, reeling in a stubborn virtual fish," he said. While Nintendo confirmed the much-anticipated GameCube title would have some Wii functionality, this is the first official description of what said functionality is.

Time also revealed the existence of not one, but two previously unknown Wii games. First up was the first next-generation instalment in the popular WarioWare series. While he didn’t give a title for the game, Grossman did describe its gameplay in detail. "In one hot minute, I use the controller to swat a fly, do squat-thrusts as a weight lifter, turn a key in a lock, catch a fish, drive a car, sauté some vegetables, balance a broom on my outstretched hand, color in a circle and fence with a foil," said Grossman. "And yes, dance the hula.""

Things are looking good for Nintendo and no doubt we will see more on these two previously unconfirmed games at E3 in the next few days.

[via uk.gamespot.com]

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