February 15th, 2006, 18:17 Posted By: wraggster
Dark hints, rumours and much reading between the lines suggests Nintendo still has one major secret about the Revolution to reveal - and all eyes have been looking to the Games Developers Conference next month for the grand revelation. But new rumours hitting the 'net say the cat might be out the bag already.
The game's afoot, quite literally in this case, as newest gossip now suggests a foot-controlled peripheral is planned.
Okay so it's got to be taken with the usual truck-load of salt, as gaming blog Kotaku points out - but the site quotes info from a source (who apparently has a mate working on third-party Revolution peripherals) revealing details on a piece of Revolution hardware codenamed Kick Stick. According to the source, the peripheral sits on the floor in front of your chair and sports two insets in which a player places his feet.
"...when your feet are placed inside the contoured grooves you are able to slide each foot independently within a radius," the source stated his friend had informed him, adding that this friend also "gave the example of a FPS."
"In one hand you have your analog stick for turning and looking, tethered to that is the revolution controller that is used for aiming/zooming and moving the reticule. The Kick Stick is what you use to actually move. If you wanted to walk forward in the game you would slide your feet slightly forward on the device. To run you would slide your feet further forward. To strafe, one foot is stationary, while the other moves in the direction you wish to strafe."
Is this peripheral really genuine? Or is it simply a Nintendo fan-boy's wet dream? We've absolutely no idea, but while it sounds beyond the far side of reality, we have to admit that it's an intriguing idea. We'll just have to wait and see what emerges from the official Nintendo Revolution info vault in the near-future. We'll keep taking the pills naturally.
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