Just what us wii owners need, more plastic crap.
I jk. Wouldn't the blade get in the way of the pointer?
That is actually a good idea. I had once thought of something kinda like that back when the Wii had first come out. I thought of having a game with realistic swordplay in which the Wiimote and Nunchuk acted as your sword and shield, respectively. Although, back then I didn't realize that the Wiimote's motion detection wasn't that great. Now with Wii Motion Plus you could do it, but as you mentioned, we'd need something for the Nunchuk as well. But that would be awesome.What would be cool is if there was a new periphery released with the game that replaced the nunchuk with a new one that had better motion sensing so that you could swing it in front of the wiimote to use it as a shield...
True, but I think if they were going to make a collectors item, it should either be designed to work properly with the game or device it goes with. If not that, then I think it would be better to make it not be a peripheral for a game at all. Peripherals are supposed to work. Other collectors items can be whatever you want.also even if it might not fit with all the weapons and whatnot but it would still be a cool something to add to a collection
I don't think it would be a good idea because the Wiimote and Nunchuk are used for so many other things than just the sword and shield. It would be limiting the idea of the control system that they seem to like to present that it can take on the form of almost anything in a game when need be. (Just look at the trailer for Wii Sports Resort to see what I mean on this).
So, to house the controller in a plastic sword would be eliminating that Nintendo philosophy that the controllers take on the form of in-game objects. It would be mighty odd to use the bow (Nunchuck) and arrow (Wiimote) when housed in sword & shield formations.
What would be cool is if there was a new periphery released with the game that replaced the nunchuk with a new one that had better motion sensing so that you could swing it in front of the wiimote to use it as a shield...