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Third parties are key to Wii

by rawmeatcowboy
23 November 2006
GN 1.0 / 2.0

A portion of an Australian IT article…

THE rush to get hold of Nintendo’s new Wii video game console is being fueled by demand for another attraction - the new game in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series - but game critics were uncertain this level of interest would continue.

Nintendo turned to one of its most popular franchises to make sure its Wii console got off on a good start in the three-way race for US Christmas sales, against Microsoft’s Xbox360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3.

For almost 20 years the Legend of Zelda has been one of the top properties in the video game industry, selling more than 47 million copies, so Nintendo ensured “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” came in tandem with the launch of Wii.

The new game makes use of the new controls of Wii such as its motion-sensitive controller, with players swinging the remote to make sword attacks, pointing it to fire arrows, and even simulating reeling motions in fishing challenges.

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