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Alternative Game Controllers (18 Jun 2004)
The Katana controller from Hori Japan is an official tie-in with the third installment of the Onimusha games, approximately 40" long and making use of weight sensors in the hilt, similar to baseball bat controllers. Because the sword is battery powered with a range of around 15', it allows players to make some fancy moves. Combined with Sony's EyeToy I could imagine both of these gadgets being used for practicing kata (standard sets of movements found in martial arts that mimic fighting with one or more opponents) and other large area fighting games. It is only a matter of time.
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