Perhaps the biggest news to come out of this year’s Tokyo Game Show was the first apperance in the event’s 15-year history by a Nintendo company president; Satoru Iwata made a keynote speech to introduce their Revolution wireless game controller [.jpg image] and if you have not seen the .mov trailer for that yet, surf over to 3yen.com and check it out.
From Gail Nakada’s TGS Report:
Though the Internet was full of rumors Nintendo would appear, the game giant was a no show. Nintendo has traditionally shunned the Tokyo Game Show, preferring to stage its own exclusive public and press events. However, this hardly seems the time for excess hubris given the intense competition within the console and handheld gaming sectors and declining game sales worldwide.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata did condescend to make one of the keynote speeches during the opening ceremonies on the 16th. Microsoft Entertainment Division Senior Vice President Robby Bach was the other speaker. During the speech Iwata showed a preview of Nintendo’s new one-handed wireless controller for it?fs upcoming ‘Revolution’ game machine that frees players to move in synch with battle, sports or music-based games. Radically different from traditional two-handed controllers, the palm-sized unit senses not only movement but targeting, depth and position in relation to the game. It can be linked with a second unit that looks much like a small TV remote for games that need two-handed control.