Posted on June 28, 2007, William 'Wii Lightsaber' Topic Revisited
A while back, I mentioned that there was in fact a Wii Lightsaber game coming out. Of course I was blasted by several readers in the comments basically claiming it would never happen and that the rumor was probably not true. Back then I mentioned LucasArts is a very secretive organization and it’s tough to get information out of them far off a release date. Now, Jim Ward has been talking more and more about the Wii game and it truly seems we will see something soon. Gamasutra reported on some interesting comments by Ward, LucasArts’s President. I truly believe that an awesome Star Wars game for the Wii is exactly what Nintendo needs.
As part of the final Hollywood & Games Summit panel in Los Angeles, LucasArts’ Jim Ward has been discussing the oft-raised question of a lightsaber game for Nintendo’s Wii, saying that the company has internal prototypes running using the Wiimote.
In response to a question from session moderator N’Gai Croal of Newsweek asking: “What would it take to make a lightsaber game for the Wii?”, Ward, who is President of LucasArts and a Senior VP at Lucasfilm, commented:
“We’re all over that, and internally we have already played a lightsaber game on the Wii. It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll get there.”
He added that the whole concept of a title using a lightsaber of Nintendo Wii was “…in place! There’ll be some stuff out this Fall – it’s going to be a lot of fun.”