Confirmed: Next Zelda title will use Wii MotionPlus

zelda_660The next Zelda title, we learned today, is about to go MotionPlus exclusive. The confirmation came from notoriously loose-lipped Shigeru Miyamoto, in an interview from Tokyo this week.

“In this (installment of the series), we’re using MotionPlus to make you feel much more like you’re actually fighting while holding a sword in your hand,” Miyamoto said. “In the previous game, you aimed at things by pointing at the screen, but this time we’ll use MotionPlus to create a much more convenient targeting system and a more pleasurable playing experience.”

With only two games taking real advantage of MotionPlus thus far, this could be seen as a fairly risky move on Nintendo’s part. Or a brilliant one, as there is no denying the power of the Zelda brand when it comes to moving units. I guess we’ll see, won’t we?