Majesco Entertainment has unsheathed a rather unusual game for the Wii today in the US. Called Swords, it has players using the Wii Remote with Wii MotionPlus as their trusty blade in one-to-one motion-based battles against some of the fiercest fighters from history.

Swords transports players* through time and space to battle eight highly skilled opponents, including Sir Lancelot of the Round Table, Razor – an acrobatic Jumandi hunter droid – and the vicious Viking chieftain Armin. After each victory, players are rewarded with an upgraded sword that has unique capabilities, such as poison, fire, and extra damage blades, to help them best their next foe.



Players start the game in the training dojo where Sensei Musashi helps them to develop skills and master combo attacks to defeat even the most challenging fighters.* Players can then continue to develop their skills in between fights with additional drills involving carving, sparring, blocking and even battling a horde of zombies (of course!) Players can also choose to train with a friend or go head-to-head in the arena to determine the ultimate swashbuckling blade master.

Swords for Wii is out now nationwide, with an SRP of $29.99.