Rage Of The Gladiator Is The First MotionPlus WiiWare Game

While we're all waiting for more retail titles utilizing Nintendo's more responsive MotionPlus add-on to arrive, Ghostfire Games is busy readying Rage of the Gladiator, the first MotionPlus-enabled WiiWare game.

The community wanted more games with MotionPlus and Ghostfire listened, adding in support for the Wii remote add-on to their upcoming gladiatorial combat title. Ghostfire CEO Ed Roman gushes over the addition.

"We listened to you, the Wii community. The community encouraged us to explore Wii MotionPlus and we listened to your feedback. The result is pretty awesome – we actually love playing it with Wii MotionPlus even more than traditional controls. We've also added a basic motion sensing mode as well, for people to use the Wii Remote + Nunchuk in case they don't have a Wii MotionPlus device. "

Check out the MotionPlus video for Rage of the Gladiator below, along with a look at how the controls work. Ghostfire hopes to have the game out in time for Christmas.

Wii MotionPlus Control Scheme
Nunchuck
Nunchuk thumbstick: Dodge left, dodge right, jump
C Button: Shield block
Swing the nunchuck: Shield bash. Doing this will start a combo if the enemy is vulnerable.
Wii Remote
Swing the Wii Remote Left, Right, Up, or Down: Perform aimed swings in those directions. You can optionally hold down B to aim low when swinging left/right as well.
Swing the Nunchuk: Perform a shield bash, which will unleash a devastating combo if you have sufficient energy.
A Button: Cycle through combo finishers that you have learned