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Reggie defends slow MotionPlus uptake

Won't force devs to use certain controls.

Quizzed by MTV Multiplayer on the lack of games using the Wii's MotionPlus add-on, Nintendo's American president Reggis Fils-Aime has defended the company's policy of never forcing its developers to use certain controllers or control schemes.

"There's tremendous support for Wii MotionPlus," he began, somewhat unconvincingly, stressing that launch title Wii Sports Resort is still selling well, Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 is out soon and Nintendo has recently revealed a first-party action-puzzle game called Fling Smash.

"There are more titles that are coming, it continues to be a core part of what we do," he said.

When challenged on the lack of MotionPlus support in the company's most popular series, such as the next Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid games, Fils-Aime said it was the company's policy to develop controls that were suitable for each game.

"But I guess what's unique with Nintendo is we don't force our developers to stick to a particular type of control scheme, and you've seen that," he said. "Everything from the new Metroid title to be single-remote driven to Fling Smash utilising the Wii MotionPlus. So it's all about what's right for the game."

Red Steel 2 is released this week in a bundle with Wii MotionPlus. Watch out for our review very soon.

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