Square Enix has a game called Dragon Quest Swords in 2008, which uses the Wiimote to simulate a sword.
This was not a first, as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess did that. I don’t know if that was the first time that was done, but using the Wiimote as a sword has now become a convention.
What isn’t a convention is the controller from Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory. Yes, that is a very very long name, and this is the Wii version of the controller.
This controller looks like something that you would pull out from a stone and become the next king.
Apparently, this the controller set up for the original arcade game. In all honesty, I didn’t know they even still made stand-up arcade games anymore.
It makes me long for the days when every stand-up arcade machine had its own unique controller. I suppose this is what putting video games on the television has done to us. I suppose it is easier to create a standard controller for all games than make a new controller for every one.
So, if you want to get in on this special controller action for the Dragon Quest game, it will be out in Japan for a price of $137.