Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, in an un-aired interview with Fox News reporter Orlando Salinas, is concerned over the release of the Rockstar's Manhunt 2
for the Wii. McCollum is apparently concerned over the motion controls, which are expected to simulate general movements of a murderous nature
. GamePolitics has the details
, but at this point it looks like a lot of posturing and not too many actions words like: investigate, interrogate and, our favorite, sue.
The Fox News report was originally expected to air last night, but is now being slated closer to Manhunt 2
's July release. Fox News also spoke with Jack Thompson, who sent a letter to McCollum and Florida Governor Charlie Crist about the game. A portion of the letter says, "Florida retailers are scheduled to sell a very violent video game called Manhunt 2
which will be available, remarkably, for "play" on the kids-friendly Nintendo Wii
gaming platform ... [it] utilizes hand-held motion capture devices... It is a training device
Here's where it gets good. According to GamePolitics sources, McCollum will not be focusing on the PS2 or PSP version ... only the Wii. One source says, "That's where they're kicking up their heels." At this point, neither McCollum, nor Gov. Crist have made any official statements on the game. Thompson asked that Manhunt 2
be declared a public nuisance, which also tried and failed
to do in 2006 with Bully
. We can already imagine the headline if this escalates: Nintendo Wiimote waggles into court over Manhunt 2.