There are tons of folk out there who have modified various kinds of controllers (or sometimes inanimate objects because the gaming community is insane) to play various games, both old and new. One YouTuber and streamer who goes by the name of Super Louis 64– or the Controller Bender-is adept at making some creative controllers. This includes playing Super Mario with the Kinect and beating Dark Souls with bananas. Yes, I said bananas. His latest excursion revolves around playing Sucker Punch Productions Ghost of Tsushima– an action stealth samurai game- with the Katana controller for the PlayStation 2.
The original katana controller was released way back in 2004 with the game Onimusha 3: Demon Siege for the PlayStation 2 but Super Louis 64 is bringing it back with style. In his video, he mentions that the original katana ended up being kind of a gimmick (pretty much like every novelty game controller from back in the day) but he has managed to revitalise it to make you feel like a real life samurai whilst playing the game. The katana controller is modded so that your character in game will use a light attack when the controller is swung in real life. You can also perform a heavy attack by swinging and holding a button. Super Louis 64 even managed to mod in a parry attack to add an extra dimension of samurai coolness.
Super Louis 64 definitely needs more attention for his awesome controller mods so check out his YouTube channel here and his Twitch- where he streams his modded controller gameplay- here. Have a look at his full Ghost of Tsushima video below.