My old fencing skills may come in handy after all.

The ultimate geek-fantasy of using the Wii-mote as a lightsaber in a Star Wars game could be closer than we think if the latest comments to surface from Activision’s Activate Asia Pacific conference are to be believed. During a demonstration of its upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for Wii, LucasArts’ Mark Montuya commented today that the game’s motion-sensitive lightsaber action is “just a taster” for a future release involving motion-sensitive lightsaber combat…

Montuya wouldn’t elaborate any further on how it would work in-game, nor address the obvious question of how to portray lightsabers impacting against each other with the interface; but we’re happy just knowing that somehow, at some stage, it’s going to happen.

Wii sales are gonna double on this news.