GameSpot: Is this a new Medal of Honor game, or a port of a game currently in development for other consoles?
Peter Choi: Medal of Honor Heroes 2 is a completely new game designed from the ground up with the Wii and PSP in mind and is not a port of any existing game. Players will take on all-new missions in the single-player campaign and enjoy massive, join-anytime multiplayer online battles with 32 players on both the Wii and PSP. Additionally, there’s a unique, new mode designed specifically for the Wii to make the game the most accessible shooter to date for all gamers of all skill levels and not just hardcore shooter fans.
GS: What features have you added to the game to make it Zapper-friendly?
PC: We have an entirely new game mode specifically designed around the Zapper that is incredibly fun to play with. In addition, you can use the Zapper to play the traditional single-player campaign and online multiplayer with unique, intuitive controller configurations designed specifically to support gameplay with the Zapper.
GS: Does the Zapper offer any distinct gameplay advantages over a traditional Wii Remote and Nunchuck setup?
PC: I think it’s more about preference and experiencing the action of a first-person shooter in a unique way. Playing Medal of Honor Heroes 2 with the Zapper and weapon gestures truly gives players an immersive and interactive, new way to experience WWII combat like never before.
GS: Have the developers tweaked the aiming and Wii Remote sensitivity options in the new game?
PC: We read the feedback from Wii shooter fans and developed this game to address their concerns and to make this game easy to pick up and play for all gamers. The development team has spent a tremendous amount of time to ensure the game’s controls and gestures are intuitive, responsive, and satisfying. We also continue to fine-tune the controls and we’re happy with the results and feedback we’ve received thus far from those that have played the game.
GS: When is the game coming out and are there any plans to bundle the Zapper peripheral with the game?
PC: The game will be available this holiday. Potential plans for a Zapper bundle have not been discussed at this point, but we’ll keep you updated as we have new information.
GS: Thanks, Peter!