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[E3 2011] Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest Announced

Back when the Move came out, you could buy it bundled with a little piece of software called Sports Champions, which really helped showcase the accuracy of the Move. Well, Zindagi Games and San Diego Studio, the team behind the Move launch title, have announced another Move game, called Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest, at Sony’s conference last night.

According to Sony, the game’s story revolves around an evil sorcerer, Morgrimm, that invaded Prince Edmund’s Castle to take over the kingdom with an army of undead skeletons. The hero, Prince Edmund, has also been transformed into a skeleton, but he is on a quest to stop the invasion and Morgrimm to get his kingdom back.

From what Oly mentioned in the Live Blog last night it seems to be an on-rails game, but the way you use different weapons is what really stood out. To help have more of a fun interface, rather than having to go through menus or an inventory system to select different weapons, most of the game is controlled by using certain gestures and simple button presses.

Swinging the Move allows you to swing your sword, of course. You hold the Move button to enable your shield. Reach behind you to grab an arrow to shoot distant enemies. And, of course, the coolest weapon: throwing stars. Throw them with the flick of a wrist while holding the T button and letting it go, like a Frisbee.

Given the cutesy art direction and the simplicity of the controls, it seems like a title more aimed toward a younger audience, but at least it doesn’t give the impression of a cheap game. Considering the accuracy of Sports Champions, this game should, at least, play well. As of this posting, no release date has been announced beyond this Fall.