Zelda uses Wii for sword fighting

Monday 8 May 2006
Details of how Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will take advantage of Wii's motion-sensing controller have emerged ahead of Nintendo's E3 conference - which takes place tomorrow - confirming a variety of uses for the ingenious wizzy-wand Wii-mote.

Players will be able to use the Wii controller for sword fighting, fishing and aiming a bow and arrow, although the hands-on article in Time magazine doesn't mention whether these pursuits will be Wii-mote compatible throughout the adventure or just at scripted Wii-specific moments.

Above: Can Wii's unique features make Twilight Princess the best Zelda ever? We certainly hope so

The continued delay of Link's latest adventure has given many gamers cause to grumble, but if Nintendo has - as it seems - been using the extended development time to ensure that the game features a significant amount of worthy Wii-compatible pursuits, then we're confident it'll be more than worth the wait.

Tomorrow's Nintendo conference - which kicks off at 5.30pm UK time at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard - is sure to reveal more Twilight Princess info. We'll be there, so you won't miss a thing.

Matt Cundy
I don't have the energy to really hate anything properly. Most things I think are OK or inoffensively average. I do love quite a lot of stuff as well, though.