Nintendo’s revolution-ary plans
Game maker unveils the key to its next generation video-game machine.
September 15, 2005: 10:48 PM EDT
Game Over is a weekly column by Chris Morris
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) â€“ Ending months of speculation, Nintendo has begun to unveil the ‘revolutionary’ aspects of its next generation video-game system – code-named Revolution.
Rather than playing the next “Mario” or “Zelda” game with a two-handed controller, you will use a device that more closely resembles a television remote control. The wireless unit, using internal sensors, will translate your wrist and hand movements into onscreen actions.
“This is an extremely exciting innovation — one that will thrill current players and entice new ones,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in a statement.
“For the fist time, a controller will allow you movement in every direction,” Reggie Fils-Aime, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Nintendo of America, explained to me. “Obviously left and right, but you can also move in and out, pitch and yaw.”
Well, I have played with some game interactives before, and when it’s wireless like this speed can be an issue. We’ll have to wait and see.