(I’m bending the mandatory title punning rule here, but I claim artistic license)
this news speaks for itself:
As part of the final Hollywood & Games Summit panel in Los Angeles, LucasArts’ Jim Ward has been discussing the oft-raised question of a lightsaber game for Nintendo’s Wii, saying that the company has internal prototypes running using the Wiimote.
In response to a question from session moderator N’Gai Croal of Newsweek asking: “What would it take to make a lightsaber game for the Wii?”, Ward, who is President of LucasArts and a Senior VP at Lucasfilm, commented:
“Weâ€™re all over that, and internally we have already played a lightsaber game on the Wii. Itâ€™s a lot of fun, and weâ€™ll get there.”
He added that the whole concept of a title using a lightsaber of Nintendo Wii was “…in place! Thereâ€™ll be some stuff out this Fall – itâ€™s going to be a lot of fun.”
I predict that we will also see a bevy of smaller lightsabre-esque titles for the Wii via the new WiiWare channel, which allows small game developers to post their games to the Wii’s virtual console for download. Maybe someone will create a light-scimitar game!