Conduit 2 delayed to April 19

Sega's Wii-exclusive first-person shooter sequel delayed once again; developer High Voltage given extra time to balance multiplayer.

Sega's Conduit 2 has been delayed again. The Wii-exclusive first-person shooter received its fifth release window today, as the publisher pegged it with an April 19 launch date in the US, with the new European launch pencilled in for April 22.

Sega is nearly ready to Conduit 2 it.

According to Sega, the slip will give the development team at High Voltage Software more time "to continue to balance and enhance the game's multiplayer." Sega had said one of the previous delays to the game was intended to give High Voltage time to incorporate fan feedback from showings at the Penny Arcade Expo and Electronic Entertainment Expo. Conduit 2 was originally announced with a fall 2010 window, was pushed into 2011, narrowed down as a February release, and then slid to March 22.

The single-player mode of Conduit 2 will pick up the original game's alien invasion storyline, with Sega promising dynamic environments, player customization options, and giant boss enemies. As for multiplayer, Sega will introduce new co-op modes for online play, or offline with up to four players sharing a split-screen. The publisher is also promising "increased multiplayer security" for the game, in light of the cheating that undermined the online play of the original game.

For more on Conduit 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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30 comments
Schmurtin
Schmurtin

Well, balancing is VERY important to multiplayer, and with all the second fire modes on the weapons it will be a lot harder to balance it right. I think they need the extra time.

gr295
gr295

Delay make argry grammar, broke!

superbuuman
superbuuman

BOO! hate delays... what so someone else says something negative about Conduit 2 in another event.. there's gonna be another delay? lame excuse..

yeahdogg
yeahdogg

If HVS can eliminate the online problems (cheaters/bugs) and maybe work in some DLC I'll be OK with this delay after delay after delay. P.S. (1) Keep this a Wii exclusive! (2) I just hope it isn't like GoldenEye with the online hosts CONSTANT "rage quitting".

da_chub
da_chub

Conduit 1 was a B game when it came out. im sure this will be another solid shooter, for the Wii.....but i dont play Wii for shooters even though wiimote is great for FPS, becasue they fail in comparision to FPS on other consoles.

Antherian_being
Antherian_being

I played the original Conduit, I own the special edition, in fact. It wasn't that bad, but it had some serious flaws, so 6.5 was fair, I think. However, I think this will be a rental.

widdowson91
widdowson91

I've not played The Conduit because it isn't meant to be that good, but this one looks good from what we've so far seen.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Better to fix it now than risk losing money on sales.

HaloOverrated
HaloOverrated

Glad to see that they're taking the time to fix the multiplayer. The first one's is a joke.

super600
super600

29111 Nintendo has allowed HVS to patch problems and kick or ban people from the game by using some reporting feature.

Arcterran
Arcterran

and again! ah well at least they will probably polish the heck out of it....hey release it when you feel satisfied!

Rod90
Rod90

A bad game is bad forever, a delayed game eventually is good.

29111
29111

Not getting bit on this again. The first game was delayed, and delayed, and delayed. And THAT was the end product? And ""increased multiplayer security"? Last I checked, Nintendo won't allow a publisher to alter their game code after launch, so does this just buy time before the hacking starts to maybe a month instead of a couple of weeks? And I'll believe DLC when I see it. Take a note from Aliens vs. Predator. Sega won't stand behind its product. Wait 3 months and pick this up at the checkstand for $25

jmizzal
jmizzal

Good get it done right, even tho I cant wait

RedSoxfan67
RedSoxfan67

Conduit 2 and Socom 4 will be purchased by me on the same day. It will be nonstop playing that day. Its great to show they want to give us a quality title.

shafe-man
shafe-man

Well seeing how they'll be updating it constantly I can't see that as the biggest problem. I think the problem is lag and stuff like that, seeing as the more servers they have the less lag there will be. Of course there's a limit to how far servers can lessen lag, but they can try.

super600
super600

I hope this delay helps them balance the invasion mode a bit, fix the art style and the Al(if it's not already perfect).

zmanrwks
zmanrwks

It's not too bad. More time to work, better it is.

domofury
domofury

AGAIN!??!? Well, at least this way it'll be less buggy and more epic. Plus it's coming out a few days after my birthday. YESHHHHHHHHHHHH

gohoanq
gohoanq

oh GREAT another delay -____- oh well I guess.. better to have a good game a little late rather than a crappy game sooner... (which is pretty much what we all tell ourselves lol)

Cruse34
Cruse34

Well looks like the bus slowed down somemore. (reference to the thread on the wii board)

Fundai
Fundai

OMG not again. Please just end the Suspense. Of course, this'll probaly halp, and I'll do anything to have the game abuser free. I guess it atleast shows that there not phoning it in for cash.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

this better not be to make games for psp 2 or i will be mad at you sega

Gamer1079
Gamer1079

I just hope they do a better job at the voice acting this time and make the AI a little smarter than the first Conduit. Enemies seemed a little dumb. Better stage music also.

Ex-DarkBlade
Ex-DarkBlade

Take your time High Voltage, I don't want cheaters to ruin my day.