May 19th, 2006, 23:51 Posted By: wraggster
If you caught our hands-on impressions of Nintendo's Wii Sports package, you'll probably remember us frothing over the possibility that the E3 Airplane demo the company showed might well blossom into a full-blown Pilotwings - and, frankly, about time too. However, Wii Sports and Animal Crossing producer Katsuya Eguchi, has tossed his watery load over any fevered flames of realistic hope.
Speaking to IGN, Eguchi explained that the plane demo on display in LA was made by his Wii Sports team with the intention of including it alongside the already announced Tennis, Baseball and Golf - although its appearance in the Wii Sports package has yet to be finalised.
Given that initial plan, it doesn't look good at all for fans clamouring for Pilotwings Wii - especially as Eguchi revealed, "I think the possibility that it will become part of the Wii Sports series is greater than the possibility of it becoming a new Pilotwings."
On the plus side, Eguchi reiterated that one of our all time favourite franchises - Animal Crossing - will definitely be making its way to Wii, although development is still in the very early planning stages. "Right now we're currently considering our options in terms of what we can do with the various features of the controller and through WiiConnect24", he divulged.
It seems that the Animal Crossing team already has big plans for Nintendo's new controller though, as Eguchi stated, "With regard to the controller, basically it could become potentially your axe, your shovel and your fishing rod. You can imagine what can happen there. Again, we don't know if this will happen for sure because it's kind of a trial and error process."
Lastly, following the franchise's tremendously successful first steps into the online world with Animal Crossing: Wild World on DS, Eguchi laid down some of his online intentions for Wii: "With regard to WiiConnect24, you could have someone visit your town even when you weren't actively playing and maybe leave you a letter or a gift. Also, through Wi-Fi Connection, players could play simultaneously."
Although Animal Crossing Wii is still looking like being a long way off, we're already twitching in prospect of beating Tom Nook to death with the Wii-mote. That'll teach him to touch our bells.
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