Ryu Hayabusa’s adventures have been waggle-free up to this point. Although he’s dabbled with stylus-controlled combat, Ryu has yet to experiment in the ways of waggle-jitsu. But with the release of Sony’s motion control technology, that may change.
Tecmo Koei COO Kenji Matsubara told Play Magazine he’d like to see a motion-controlled Ninja Gaiden in the future. “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 swing your arms around like you’re using a sword you will soon be tired.”
Matsubara thinks there are ways to overcome those issues, though. “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.”
But no matter how accurate and quick Sony’s motion control technology may be, we’ll still probably look like we’re having epileptic seizures trying to control Ryu as he disembowels hordes of baddies in his next adventure.