Why Metroid: The Other M Won't Be Supporting MotionPlus


Posted June 4, 2009 - By pklepek

Metroid: The Other M not Metroid Dread

One of Nintendo's biggest surprises at E3 this year was the unveiling of a collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja, Metroid: The Other M. It's not a sequel to Retro Studios' Metroid Prime series, nor a brand-new side-scrolling adventure. Metroid: The Other M is something completely different -- an action-brawler.

Even though Nintendo was touting a number of new games at E3 that supported MotionPlus, Metroid: The Other M won't be one of them, Team Ninja's Yusuke Hayashi explained to me during an interview at E3 this week.

"It [Metroid] is not compatible with the Wii MotionPlus," said Hayashi. "One of our major goals with this game is beautiful game design and as we were progressing through development we discovered that it [MotionPlus] was actually not working with what we were shooting for. Once you get your hands on a demo and really experience it for yourself, you should understand what I'm talking about."

I'm anxious to find out what he means, too. Maybe at Tokyo Game Show?

Why Metroid: The Other M Won't Be Supporting MotionPlus


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