Conduit 2 release rerouted to February

Sega narrows launch window on High Voltage Software's Wii-exclusive first-person shooter sequel, cites fan feedback as reason for prior delay.

Last month, Sega confirmed a delay of the Wii-exclusive first-person shooter Conduit 2, saying only that it was now "looking into" a first quarter 2011 launch. Today, the publisher narrowed that release window to February 2011 and offered an explanation for the previous delay.

Gamers might be able to celebrate Valentine's Day with a few rounds of Conduit 2.

"With the overwhelming positive response at both E3 and PAX, High Voltage Software came up with new ideas and took in fan feedback," Sega said in announcing the launch month. "Because of this, the game is extending its development a few more months in order to bring players the most complete shooter on Wii."

The single-player mode of The 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 Conduit.

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

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demomhunter
demomhunter

This game will be the best Wii FPS EVER, The first one was :)

Fundai
Fundai

So much hope rests on this game. Hope that on day, a Nintendo system, will have a shooter franchise better than Halo

Hoodstock
Hoodstock

If this game was flawless they wouldn't have needed to delay it. I'm guessing the "fan feedback" pointed out some flaws. After the problems with the first one you would think they would have gotten it right the second time without needing to make corrections from "fan feedback".

moe3000
moe3000

too much is never enough this game will set the standard 4 all other wii online shooters you no when you`ve been tangoed

johnnyauau
johnnyauau

Well, it's worth my time. I'm still playing The Conduit until the sequel comes out. I do hope to have a girl in the sequel but that's just me.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Feburary? I wondering what's stalling this game so much? Must be good :)

Fundai
Fundai

@sgthombre I Know this'll get to that point. The first set the foundations for a great game, now just need ironing out. I think the original deserved much better than what it got from some reviewers... Tom Mcshea at the front of that list. Only Major problem this game had was the glitching online. The second one has to fix this, cuz i DO NOT want to be auto SMAW stormed again. Or Pistol scoped. Or a lot of other stuf. U know u r a noob when you cheat and get a rapid fire rocket launcher.

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Hopefully this will get to the point of becoming the Wii's Killzone, or the Wii's Halo.

TXGAMER7
TXGAMER7

lol the reason i quit playing the 1st one is not only because i play cod all on my ps3 but its because the security on the 1st was crap. how could you let someone play online with invincibility on??? that made me quit the game forever lol

Anubistraveler
Anubistraveler

The first game was terrible, will not be playing this. I have a Wii and was very excited about it but the title let me down in so many ways.

metalkid9
metalkid9

I'm happy for wii gamers finally having a good shooter franchise to play

nickito14
nickito14

halooverrated: i couldent agree more p.s n64 was really fun back then!

shafe-man
shafe-man

@ChrisJH9 It is getting achievements. Even the first one had it. Got 'em all, finished game 100%. "they make even awful games fun" I know man, ever since I got GameCenter on my iPod, even though most of the games suck, I'm totally an achievement perfectionist. It does make even the suckiest game like 5x better.

sagameister3
sagameister3

The first one was a complete mess, from single campaign to multiplayer. If it's anything like the first it'll bomb just as bad.

shafe-man
shafe-man

@Jedilink109 I know right? I sent a two page feedback, and they read it all and sent me back an e-mail telling me what the game have from what I said and what they couldn't tell me. They had about 2/3 of the things I said in the game, and pretty much everything else seems to be in it (after this trailer was shown I found pretty much all the rest.) except one thing; rooms. I asked for multiplayer rooms, simply because it would help the online improve dramatically. And the graphics don't look bad; on the contrary, the graphics are epic. See . I didn't put too many moments so it doesn't get too overwhelming. ;) Plus the game has 4 months for improvement and the such. It's all good!

ChrisJH9
ChrisJH9

haven't played the first one yet, but i'm very excited for whenever i finallly get around to it and this game looks great too. I just wish the wii would implement a trophy/achievement type systems. They greatly increase the replay value of any game, making sure you get your money's worth, and if you are an achievement/trophy hunter like myself, they make even awful games fun, because even the game isn't that great, getting trophies/achievements is a fun goal to strive towards

Rodrows
Rodrows

Honestly, I never had the impression TC1 was bad. The single player was very impressive and challenging on harder difficulties and the storyline got my attention from the very first mission (and the ending was awesome). I only spent 5 to 6 hours on multiplayer, though; but it looked good.

Sphenodonta
Sphenodonta

I honestly never encountered any cheating, or at least none that I can remember. Hmm... I feel kind of awesome now. :P

HaloOverrated
HaloOverrated

It looks like they are fixing most of the problems that I had with the first one. That's great! High Voltage, you've caught my attention (and that's pretty impressive, considering that FPS's on Wii are crap compared to the HD consoles & PC). @nickito14 Um, have you ever played Perfect Dark on N64? This has much better graphics. But I agree, they could've been better. They don't look much better than the first game, and I've already seen a realistic-looking shooter on Wii that looks better (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reflex)

nickito14
nickito14

looks like a lot of fun but the graphics look like nintendo 64 blockey and untextured

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@Flint247 High Voltage Software said they'd be releasing updates for the game after it comes out to deter obnoxious cheating like what happened in the first game. I will say I'm excited about the second one. I sent them Feedback after playing through the first one and they seem to have taken some of what I said to heart. That...IS AWESOME. I love it that they took some legit advice that I gave them. :)

Flint247
Flint247

I MIGHT get it. The Conduit 1 was good but got too repetitive easily and the online was ruined. The Conduit 2 trailer looked good. Hopefully, this comes out to be a great game. :)