Conduit 2 warps onto Wii March 22

High Voltage Software's Nintendo-exclusive first-person alien shooter lands in two months; new trailer shows off game's explosive weaponry.

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In August, Conduit 2 developer High Voltage Software let 25 staffers go, but it promised that development on the title would be unaffected. Then a month later, the studio slapped the sci-fi shooter with a delay to sometime in 2011. And in October, the studio penciled in a vague February release date for the title. Now, High Voltage says the game will arrive on March 22.

Barring another delay, Conduit 2 will drop in two months.

In addition to the release date announcement, a new trailer for the title is now available (embedded below). The weaponry-themed video shows off some of the explosive pieces of deadly technology gamers will score access to in Conduit 2.

These include the Hive Cannon, a gun that shoots out a horde of insects; the Aegis Device, a piece of tech that lets gamers use a foe's ammo against them; and the AR-C Eclipse. This weapon lets its user become entirely invisible for a period of time.

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 Conduit.

For more on the sci-fi shooter, check out GameSpot's most recent hands-on preview of Conduit 2.

Discussion

31 comments
moe3000
moe3000

damme first they delayed it from november and now from feb to march i hope they keep there word i been playin cod black ops which has kept me going so far

Duderino99
Duderino99

This game better be awesome, cuz we all know its gonna be good Looking forward to it They may have delayed but at least we HAVE an actual release date

Fundai
Fundai

@Gelugon baat that would be terrible seiriously... :( it would.. The only bright spot is that for once it'll be a wii franchise goin to those systems.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

nice split screen 4 player coo op on and offline sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet have not had a 4 player co op since hexen 64 !!!!!!

Fundai
Fundai

No way HV voltage could mess this up ( I hope) I liked the first verry much, and found it set the base work for a great series. It's biggest problem was the glitchers, and they fixed that. i hope the did. Because i do NOT want to be Auto SMAW stormed again. But this one looks epic. Can't wait for march

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I never got the first one but I was thinking of it. It seemed to get luke warm reviews, so I may just wait and get this one, but I'll see how it reviews first. At least with the first one I can get it pretty cheap though.

adriande2
adriande2

@M212 I agree, single player wasn't the best but multiplayer was pretty good.

super600
super600

I can't wait to see if Conduit 2 pulls of a Sonic Colours or Red Steel 2 when it gets reviewed.

M212
M212

@ImprovedMind Not everyone thought the game was trash. I liked the first game for its accurate, customizable controls and multiplayer.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

The new weapons look very Perfect Dark and I mean the (N64) game not the crappy (X360) game. Thats a good thing.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I'm really excited for this game. It's gonna be awesomeness. :D

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

Can't wait, it's the best fps Wii has to offer . It's not just a good Wii fps but a good fps period.

FunRat
FunRat

I am so excited for this!

Flint247
Flint247

I hope this one is much better than the first. Good game, but the bugs, hackers, and repetitiveness of the MP mode made me lose interest.

tconslayer
tconslayer

Game looks awesome big fan of the first. Im a conduit fan and im going to get this game no matter how long it gets delayed.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Lousy cheaters had to ruin the first one's multiplayer. i hope the security is better.

redlightstudios
redlightstudios

The biggest concern that I have is wondering if they've fixed the online issues. I rarely ran into hackers (but obviously heard from many on here that they did)... but my biggest gripe was the fact that it had no depth, and it took forever to load

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

@LastRambo341 LOL! So true. @oneligas The Wii isn't a bad system, there are some quality games on it including both first and theird party games, but unforchanetly MOST of the theird party games are not that well made which ruins the potential they may have once have. I belive if that developers hadn't labled the Wii as a casual system so early on in it's life span, then perhaps there would be more, no, WAY more quality games on it.

Gamingclone
Gamingclone

Delayed yet again? Aw man....~sigh~ But if the promise of online match secruity is true, then that makes this game look even more promising. Heres hoping that this game isn't a let down. (By that I primarily mean the length of the story, it better be longer the the First conduit)

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

Disappointed that they delaying this game once gain (I preorded this game with the belief it would be coming out in mid February) but hopefully the extra time is used to help further polish the game so it will be vastly superior to the first one, which was only average at best.

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

I was really looking forward to the game! Allows me to get some of the other games releasing.

ImprovedMind
ImprovedMind

Wait? They are actually making a sequel to that total piece of trash?!? Not a smart business strategy.

dzimm
dzimm

Looks great. I love the first game.

Mr_Tweedy
Mr_Tweedy

Ooo... Did you see how those enemies reacted at 0:39? That's not a good sign.

LastRambo341
LastRambo341

@oneligas This is not on the Virtual Boy

tupac-makaveli
tupac-makaveli

hmm, this or Serj Tankian's "Glaring Through Oblivion"? march 22 will be a tough choice.

oneligas
oneligas

it's always sad when good games end up on bad systems