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Ninja Gaiden could use Sony Motion Controller

Submitted by on Thursday, 6 August 2009One Comment

Ninja GaidenTecmo Koei president Kenji Matsubara has been speaking to Play Magazine on his interest for Sony’s E3-announced motion controller.

He is so interested in fact that he explained he could consider using it for the Ninja Gaiden series if it is as responsive as Sony claim it is, which is presented as one of the main differences between it and Nintendo’s Wiimote.

I’m very interested in the new motion-control technology announced at E3, but we really need to know how responsive it is. I’m sure that for casual games these motion controls will be very popular, but for action games like Ninja Gaiden we need quick responses and if you’re swinging your arms around like you’re using a sword you will soon be tired.

Obviously the responsiveness of the controller is an important thing for hardcore gamers and clearly the developers appear to be on the same wave length when talking about games targeted at that type of the market.

He continues:

Maybe we have to change the playing style and check the technology to see how quick it can be. So, at first it will be casual games and then maybe hardcore games and we have to prepare for that and provide the games to satisfy that playing style.

It would certainly be a twist in the franchise if the developers did choose to adopt the new technology. We’re hoping Sony weren’t hiding anything when they boasted the responsiveness of the controller.