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Wii Sports Custom Faces
We don't know how, but we know it does.
By Jared Black 05/27/2006 09:09:20 PST

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Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Wii Sports will support custom faces in the game.  This feature was first shown during a demonstration of the Tennis part of Wii Sports at Nintendo's E3 pre-show conference, with cute cartoon likenesses of Reggie Fils-Aime, Miyamoto, and Satoru Iwata in the game.  It was unknown at the time if it was done simply as a joke or if it would be an actual feature.

MTV: Last year at E3, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata promised us that you were working on some new games for launch. When will we be able to see them?

Miyamoto: This isn't [a new original game, but] I'm directly involved in "Super Mario Galaxy." Apart from that, I am involved in the "Wii Sports" series. Although these really aren't new characters so to speak, the "Wii Sports" series features these little models which you can put your own faces on ... and then you may start to see those characters, with faces you've created, appearing in different games on the Wii system. Beyond that, it's true that I am working on some different ideas. It's just a little bit too early for me to show those off yet.

What isn't known is exactly how the faces get in there.  Are they created by the user with a custom application, or modeled after images taken with an unannounced camera peripheral?  As usual with Nintendo, there are more questions than answers at this point.

Source: MTV News 

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