First-person wanding headed for Nintendo

Nintendo's done a bang up job of delivering quirky games across all genres, but for action fans, a visceral first-person shooter still hasn't made the cut. That could change with the Revolution.

Ubisoft is preparing a first-person shooter for the console, and seeing as the company's recently teamed with TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, we're hoping to see a quality FPS on launch day. That genre in particular, seems to interest Nintendo.

"I was a developer for many years before my current role, but I've never been a very good gamer," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. "I've never been able to control a first-person shooter, but as soon as I used the Revolution controller, I found it very easy to control the game. So, I think that's a genre that's particularly well suited for the controller." Yeah, of course the president of Nintendo is going to talk up the new technology, but this positive opinion seems to follow all who get their hands on the controller. Some at Sega have been heard saying, "I don't think there's a creator who doesn't get tickled after getting their hands on this."

Meanwhile, Duke Nukem Forever (an FPS in development ... forever) trumpeter and 3D Realms CEO Scott Miller, isn't impressed by the console. While he hasn't handled the motion-sensitive wand personally, he stated in his blog that he believes the Revolution could be the last Nintendo console and will place a distant third after the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.