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Today's hottest game video: New Wii promo trailer

Ross Miller
October 29, 2006
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Nintendo fanboys gushed all over YouTube (and their pants!) today at a new promotional trailer for the Wii. For those who have yet to pick up on the console maker's subtle formula for making commercials, we'll guide you through the process:

  1. Find a group of people of varying age, ethnic background, gender, and height.

  2. Give them all Wiimotes.
  3. Have them stare into the camera and smile while they wave their arms maniacally.
  4. If need be, splice footage as a means to explain why people may be shaking their arms maniacally at the screen (else the audience might think these Wiimotes are magically controlling us -- you, sir, will not make a marionette out of me).
The video manages to splice footage of most of the high-profile launch titles, including the how-is-it-not-ready-for-launch Wario Ware Smooth Moves -- apparently the developers are taking some extra time fine tune the game's complex graphics.

You might notice a dichotomy between the groups playing certain games. Wii Sports had a family of players, Excite Truck attracted a teenage audience of male and female. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and Twilight Princess, however, were both played by the loner twenty-something male sitting in a dark room. Are you trying to tell us that our 80-year-old Irish albino grandmothers won't get a kick out of wielding two samurai swords in a Yakuza-inspired environment?

Check out the video after the jump.










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