Dongle-swinging fun

Wii Sports Resort is great and all, but if you've stopped playing it for whatever reason then odds are good you've tossed its accompanying MotionPlus dongle into a drawer, waiting for a good reason to pop it back in.

Sure, there's Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 on the horizon, but it's not everyone's cup of Kool-Aid. Something that may be, though, is the upcoming Zelda Wii, and according to producer Eiji Aonuma the peripheral will be downright required.

Speaking to Famitsu (via Andriasang), Aonuma sounded pleased as punch about its incorporation:

After actually making it compatible, it just feels so natural. Link's sword and the controller that you're holding become one.

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata mentioned in an investors' meeting in Tokyo last week that the company plans on showing Zelda Wii at E3 in June. Aonuma told Famitsu that he hopes to bring "something playable" to the show and maybe, just maybe, even get the game out sometime this year.