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MAG II Is Not the Sequel You've Been Hoping For

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Don't get your hopes up, legendary SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive is still closed and, as such, it's not working on a sequel to the incredibly ambitious MAG. Instead, the confusingly titled MAG II is a gun-shaped motion controller designed for use with the PlayStation 3 and PC.

The peripheral – set for release on 13th November in North America – senses movement through a complicated blend of “motion sensing and gyroscopic induction movement tracking”. We're guessing that waggling the controller about like a mad man translates to traditional right-stick inputs, hence the device's pie-in-the-sky claim of being compatible with “all shooting games”.

The controller features onboard software which can be updated via a USB port, through which new functions and features will be unlocked over time. You can currently pre-order the unit from Amazon and GameStop. Just keep in mind that it costs a whopping $149.99.

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User Comments (7)

NathanUC

#1

NathanUC said:

I read the URL, clicked the link, and read the post. Even after all that I'm supremely disappointed that this wasn't actually about a sequel to MAG.

hydeks

#4

hydeks said:

yay same, I wanted MAG 2 the game, who cares about a add-on gun peripheral?

hydeks

#6

hydeks said:

@coroum if you look closely, on the one handle it has like a built-in move nav. controller, so I would assume you don't need playstation move for this to work, it's just kinda built into the gun. That is pretty cool if you think about it :P

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