Of all the game genres that seemed scarily incompatible with the Wii Remote, fighting games were the most concerning. But Mortal Kombat Armageddon on Wii looks set to prove fighting games can be revolutionised by Wii.
Edward Boon, a co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, demonstrates in a released video how the game will use the Wii controller to convert movements into fighting attacks, and it looks brilliant.
As Boon explains: "The most exciting aspect of this [game] is performing super moves and Fatalities using motions on the Wii Remote. The traditional joypad and button combinations have been replaced with simple swing motions on the Wii Remote making them easier to perform than ever before. So easy, in fact, that ever your grandmother will be throwing spears, teleporting and doing Fatalities on you."
While we remain confident that no manner of control system would make our grandmothers able to whoop our ass at any game, let alone Mortal Kombat, we were impressed with the demonstration.
Playing as Scorpion, Boon throws a spear simply by flicking his arm forward, and does a back-flip kick by moving the Remote in an easy circle. If it proves to be that seemless during hectic bouts, this could be the best MK game yet.
Check out the video and get excited. Mortal Kombat Armageddon on Wii awaits a confirmed UK release date, but is expected in April across the pond.