D3 invites us to be Wii dragons

Flap your "Wiings". Ha.

Ever wanted to be a dragon? Yes I thought so. And so, evidently, did D3Publisher of America, whose new game Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire will allow you to achieve your goal when it comes out exclusively on the Wii in the autumn.

Developed by the agreeably named Land Ho! company, Dragon Blade uses a two-handed Wii control scheme to emulate the dragon's arms, wings, tail, fire "and more". On the screen, it's a third-person hackandslash, but let us refer your waning enthusiasm again to the bit where you get to flap your arms and generally be a dragon.

"Dragon Blade is one the few hackandslash games that will be available on the Wii this fall and the development team, Land Ho, has done a great job to fully utilise the Wii controls so players will experience parallel movement between themselves and the game avatar like never before," said Yoji Takenaka, executive vice president and chief operations officer, D3PA.

"With its arcade style pick-up and play gameplay, we expect Dragon Blade to appeal to gamers of all ages," he added, a bit redundantly. They might enjoy the story, too, which has been penned by Richard A. Knaak, who is best known for the Dragonlance novels, and has also written novels about Diablo and Warcraft for Blizzard.

You can read more about Dragon Blade by writing things down and then reading them back to yourself.

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