Move is a versatile piece of kit, with titles lined up that turn the plastic into everything from a beam katana to a lasso, but it seems it has its limitations.

Sony recently held a press conference in Japan to explain the controller in more depth, detailing its ability to portray pens, torches, nets and sporting equipment. However, the company also revealed it had not been able to turn the Move into certain items

However, the company found that it is not possible to use the Move as a shovel, whip, paper fan and some other objects.

Konami’s David Cox posted on Twitter earlier this year that the company had considered using Playstation Move in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow but had ultimately decided not to include it. Whether that was down to programming difficulties or other reasons is not known.

Although this certainly doesn't sound a death knell for a game involving shovels, whips and paper fans – and what a game that could be – it does mean the future possibility of a Move-controlled Simon Belmont rattling through Dracula's castle for the fiftieth time has taken a knock. Whether that's a bad thing or not is completely up to you.