Despite it being one of the most revered football franchises across the globe, Winning Eleven's only previous foray into the realm of Nintendo consoles (outside of its GBA and recent DS incarnation) was 2003's Japan-only Winning Eleven 6. While famed for its depth of mastery, one criticism that has often been levelled at the series is that the natural advantage of seasoned players can scare off newcomers. But now, a new Wiispecific control scheme could level the playing field.
Whatever gestures Konami choose, they're going to have to flow into one another a lot better than Madden's somewhat stop-start control schemes.
While Madden can get away with using the remote pointer to select players on the field, it has the benefit of big pauses in play that Winning Eleven won't; we have a feeling that developing an intuitive passing system incorporating the remote will be the secret to creating the killer football title on Wii.