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Child of Eden compatible with pads

PS3/360 Mizuguchi title out in Q1 2011.

Child of Eden, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's stunning new conduct-'em-up shooter, was one of the more interesting motion-control games announced at E3, but a preview session with the director yesterday revealed the game will also support control pad input on both the PS3 and Xbox 360.

A "spiritual sequel" to Rez, Child of Eden sees you "purifying" viruses infesting a series of internet archives using a mechanic that a lot of people would classify as "shooting". Like Mizuguchi's previous synaesthesia classic, players move a cursor over targets to highlight them, before releasing shots in a single burst.

The game's director demonstrated this in real style at Ubisoft's press conference earlier in the week using the Xbox 360's Kinect camera, but backstage at Ubisoft's booth he played the game using a controller as well as the new motion control device, and said that the final version would support both methods. There was no sign of the alleged PlayStation Move version, however.

However you choose to play it, Child of Eden looks pretty incredible. Check out our Child of Eden preview to find out why.