Conduit dev revealing two Wii games at E3

High Voltage's Eric Nofsinger confirms a pair of new titles exclusive to Nintendo's console will be unveiled at expo next month.

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Last month, Sega and High Voltage Software nailed down a release date for the anticipated Wii-exclusive shooter The Conduit, saying the graphically intense title would ship to retailers on June 23. And, as development begins to wind down on The Conduit, High Voltage is beginning to ramp up work on its next projects.

Unfortunately, we only need two of you.

Speaking to French gaming site Nintendo Master, High Voltage CCO Eric Nofsinger confirmed that his Illinois-based company has two game announcements prepped for the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo. This year's show is set to take place in Los Angeles on June 2-4.

"We have two big ones that we'll be announcing at E3," Nofsinger said. Asked whether the games will be first-person shooters like The Conduit, Nofsinger said, "One fits into that, and the other is a different kind of a thing." Nofsinger also confirmed that, like The Conduit, both titles will be exclusive to the Wii.

Though Nofsinger said that specifics on the new games would be revealed during E3, he did provide a high-level overview of what High Voltage hopes to accomplish with them.

"Our goal with The Conduit was to make a game that was the most graphically impressive for the Wii," he said. "Our goal with these upcoming games is to do some things that are very, very rare, even on the 360 or PS3. Some of the things we're doing with sheer number of enemies onscreen and things like that are very impressive. We've got a demo that we'll be showing, where the average number of enemies on the screen at a given time is 65. And it goes up. There's areas where you go onto a vista and there's an incredible number of enemies."

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

Discussion

67 comments
bulseye946
bulseye946

This doesn't have split screen but that's OK because this game is still gonna kick ass.

cjj123
cjj123

hopefully it's another shooter with split screen

CerebroGamer
CerebroGamer

this years E3 was already looking pretty big for the wii, now we have 2 more surprise games comin up!

Sharhan96
Sharhan96

im definitely buying this one.

bananaxx2
bananaxx2

well the multiplayer look cool i just hope that after i play dont get disappoint...^___^

11matthew
11matthew

Can't wait to find out what it is. Some people think it might be a first person RPG, but I'm not sure. I have no idea at all what the other one could be. I just hope the graphics are good and it causes other devs to make games with better graphics and then it causes a war for the best graphics, which would really boost Wii sales a lot. CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

thunderhorse55
thunderhorse55

sweet, a reason for me to check out E3! I'm sure the conduit will do well, so I'm excited to find out more about the new games! and another FPS for wii? shweetness!

superapo
superapo

well uh dead rising 2 demo had 7000 enemies on screen at once so good luck topping that high voltage! anyway i will be picking up the conduit for sure. im interested in the other games as well

kejigoto
kejigoto

@ wwonka666 http://www.gamespot.com/video/extras/bestof2007.html?sid=6184124 Just copy and paste that to see Super Mario Galaxy actually took Game of the Year 2007. So your comment about games not getting recognized for being good on the Wii is way off, especially since it took Game of the Year over Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, Crysis, Halo 3, and many other games that had it beat graphically. Main reason I'm defending the Wii here is simply because people have this distorted view of it and people like necronaux who honestly think if this game doesn't sell well it'll find it's way onto the 360 or PS3, but I'd love to see which exclusives for the Wii have been re-released for another console simply because of sales? None. I'm not saying the Wii is an amazing console, but it has potential and more developers are starting to take advantage of it. EA just changed the release dates of 2 games, one of which is the latest Tiger Woods PGA, to release right along side Wii Motion Plus. Many developers like EA have come out and even said they made a mistake not supporting the console from the get go and there is a change on the horizon. With more developers dedicating development to the Wii, and though The Conduit looks like a normal first person shooter, that was part of High Voltage's goal when they set out to make this game. They wanted to prove that the Wii can do the things the PS3 and 360 can do, which is why they developer their own game engine and actually proved the Wii can do certain effects many thought it couldn't. They wanted to make a game for the Wii that one might expect to find on the 360 or PS3, and it seems that is exactly what they've done. I personally can't wait to see some reviews and get my hands on this game, definitely a day one purchase for me. Also this is all personal opinions here, and though many count the Wii out for the long haul, I really think its here to stay and as time goes on we'll see more and more support for the console from third party developers. We are just caught in a dry spell before developers can get some truly great games out the door and into our homes. I will agree that its been awhile since I got much use out of my Wii but that is going to ending soon.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

necreoaux ,, lol that will be the day ms releases pgr4 for ps3 lol that being said, you got a long long wait, keep dreamng

necronaux
necronaux

Exclusive on the Wii, untill sales tank. Then we'll see it released on xbox/ps3.

bmaon
bmaon

wwonka666 - no problem, June 23rd, don't buy The Conduit. Buy Little King's Story. I guarantee you will thank me for this advice, unless you're only into FPS games. Yasuhiro Wada (Creator: Harvest Moon), Hideo Minaba (Art Director: Final Fantasy XII), and Youichi Kawaguchi (Main Programmer: Dragon Quest VIII). Read the reviews and player reactions. Little King's Story is Game of the Year material.

wwonka666
wwonka666

@ wwonka666 What as the Game of the Year for 2007? Oh it was Super Mario Galaxy right? That's what I thought, which instantly disproves your point about games not selling on the Wii. Just because the Wii targets more than your average gamer doesn't make it a failure on any level, and Nintendo has done a great job at providing some core games for the console. The issue comes from third party developers not supporting the console like High Voltage is right now. However there is a change on the horizon and if the PS3 continues down the route it is, many publishers and developers are more than willing to take the funds from PS3 projects and put them into the Wii. Also many developers are really gearing up and coming up with some great Wii games. Right now Nintendo is slightly backed into a corner since there has been a lack of games from their end, however I'm sure after E3 that won't be an issue anymore. Enjoy Conduit, but the game of the year for 2007 wasn't Super Mario Galaxy, it was Bioshock on 360. Nintendo backed themselves in the corner because I don't think they ever thought Wii was going to be this successful. They also don't have any quality control for third parties and didn't fully explain the system's capabilities to developers. A few have done some cool stuff, mainly Nintendo, but the mountains of shovelware on the Wii are what turn me off. Most of the games aren't worth the $1 it costs to get the raw materials to make them. I hope i'm wrong about this game, but I don't think I am. It looks like a very average FPS on any system. If i'm wrong, i'll PM you apologizing for insulting your love of the Wii. I stand by my statements until then and really my frustration for the Wii really stems from the past year of it having nothing but crap since Mario Kart Wii was released. Nintendo decided to cater to the casual crowd and abandon the core gamers, now the core gamers are unhappy with the Wii, it's not just me. And I stay away from Wii message boards, it's a bunch Wii fanboys, and I'm not a fanboy of any system. If RCA or Hitachi released a video game system tomorrow and it had good games, I would play it and I try most games through Gamefly so I can say I gave everything a shot because you never know what is gonna be good and what is gonna be bad from a few screenshots and articles and/or reviews. But Nintendo's most recent game is sitting next to me, Excitebots, and it is a truly awful experience from the poor controls to the WTF level designs and the who the hell was this game made for crap that it is.

wwonka666
wwonka666

@tacoeater831 Yes, Brawl is good, so is House of the Dead Overkill, so are a few other Wii games. And yes hardcore gamers did buy the Wii, I got one don't I? I am very disappointed in it though and play your wii, enjoy your wii. Then, get a 360 and a PS3 and you too can be hardcore like me. I have owned every video game system except the Colecovision, the Virtual Boy and the Intellivision. I am not hating on the Wii just saying, Conduit isn't going to be that special of a first person shooter. And all FPS's are the basically the same thing, so that argument doesn't hold water. Graphics aren't what are going to make this game bad or good, but they could help. I hope i'm wrong, I will try it out and if I am, I will admit that, but that Wii has had an awful run since the release of Mario Kart Wii last May with the exception of House of the Dead: Overkill, I haven't used my Wii since I completed Brawl and Mario Kart. And yes Super Mario Galaxy was Wii game of the year for 2007, but the Game of the Year was Bioshock.

thps48
thps48

Oooh, tantalizing! Personally, I'd like a Painkiller/Serious Sam sytle spam-'em-up for the Wii, 'cause if dudes are making a hundred rail shooters, they might as well make them with a hundred enemies on screen (a possibility is to make the baddies wireframed or Tronified due to butt****ery of the Wii's graphics.) Also, don't make rail shooters, make regular shooters using Prime 3 as a reference. Also, make Prime 3 shareware. Also, blast Hell with a bunch of snow machines in order for Nintendo to not be totally seclusive with their ****...

07pops07
07pops07

no skullboy950 hvs doesnt make mini games thate would be the devs of bioshock (who woulda thought) im so excited for e3 i cant wait...okay yes i can i have too , my time machine is in the repair shop

pigfish2
pigfish2

sounds interesting, can't wait to hear more at E3

skullboy950
skullboy950

Hopefully it won't be stupid minigame trash, but sadly, I bet it will be.

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

@monco59 "Our goal with The Conduit was to make a game that was the most graphically impressive for the Wii," *sigh* I remember a time when it was all about the gameplay... Good Point! Funny how things change. I will also say this too; I agree it looks good for the Wii, but the gameplay seems very generic. But I would gladly be proven wrong :)

wahyudil
wahyudil

if this can bring revolution into wii ... as wii was already a revolution ... but I don't believe if this can give any effect to Japanese market ...

monco59
monco59

"Our goal with The Conduit was to make a game that was the most graphically impressive for the Wii," *sigh* I remember a time when it was all about the gameplay...

Leonagard
Leonagard

:) good good good!!! GOD!!!! is it good? cant wait to taste :P!!

chappy_man
chappy_man

i am so happy about high voltage :)

ktseymour
ktseymour

The Conduit looks like fun, and doesn't look half bad to boot.

kejigoto
kejigoto

@ wwonka666 What as the Game of the Year for 2007? Oh it was Super Mario Galaxy right? That's what I thought, which instantly disproves your point about games not selling on the Wii. Just because the Wii targets more than your average gamer doesn't make it a failure on any level, and Nintendo has done a great job at providing some core games for the console. The issue comes from third party developers not supporting the console like High Voltage is right now. However there is a change on the horizon and if the PS3 continues down the route it is, many publishers and developers are more than willing to take the funds from PS3 projects and put them into the Wii. Also many developers are really gearing up and coming up with some great Wii games. Right now Nintendo is slightly backed into a corner since there has been a lack of games from their end, however I'm sure after E3 that won't be an issue anymore.

CapedCod
CapedCod

Wii has got to rally at E3. It has painted itself into a corner. This is a good start, but hopefully it has more up its sleeve.

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

@mister-sister, I'm expecting at least a 9.5 and an Editors Choice Award from what I've seen in the Conduit, considering the incredible graphics and good looking gameplay. But you've got a point except for what you called Gamespot, some good games doing new things do seem to get low scores As for these 2 games being announced at E3, I can't wait to see what they'll be, especially the FPS.

WiiGamez13
WiiGamez13

i wonder wat game it is but it wud b pretty hard if theres 65 ppl on the screen at once?

mister-sister
mister-sister

I'm still keeping me faith in The Conduit. It has a great potential.... if only the ashole which is Gamespot doesn't give it an 8.... which they probably will.

GANGSTASAN
GANGSTASAN

Cool. Conduit won't make me buy a Wii, but when the Wii gets 'cheap' (as it won't in a long, long time) I'll buy all them good exclusives it has (or by then, 'had')

Brawl578
Brawl578

Thank you, HVS. You're one of those rare companies that actually care about the Wii, along with Sega.(Ubisoft's only good game on Wii is No More Heroes, and Capcom is only focused on ports.) Hopefully you guys will provide awesome games for Wii in the future!

bonvoyage10122
bonvoyage10122

yay! plz give us a few games to add to the minimal "awesome" category in the wii's library. =p

tacoeater831
tacoeater831

@wwonka666 I am,really tired of people who say things like this, so REAL games cant sell on wii huh? so thats why brawl was one of nintendo's fastest selling titles, you know, nintendo advertises the wii as the system for everybody, but crappy third party developers and people who have the same mind set as you have made it look like it is ONLY for little kids and old people. yknow what? when i see a 360 game that isnt the same as the last one, Halo, COD, gears,ill get it. there all the same thing, but with slight tweaks in them. A chainsaw gun, yay, lets spend 60 bucks on that. those games are great, but at least wii tried something different. Although the conduit isnt really original in terms of gameplay, im looking forward to it big time, because shooters arent what the wii depends on, so when we get an average AAA shooter, were happy. plus, check out the wii forums, and you will realize that despite what you want to believe, many hardcore gamers own, and are happy with the wii. That felt good.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@wwonka666 Why dont you let the Wii fans decide what they want to play on the Nintendo Wii and you can play what ever you want on any other console you like.

wwonka666
wwonka666

Oh yeah, one more thing, graphics don't even look as good as Halo 2's on the original X-Box and it looks like they bought the artwork from Midway's Area 51 on the cheap.

wwonka666
wwonka666

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drangel_jam
drangel_jam

65? Ooh!!! I guess Hitman Blood Money, and Dead Rising 2 got nothing on this. Oh, please! I couldn't care less about the character count, It's more about the AI, and the gameplay. For instance, L4D, IMO, is overrated because the AI is dumb, and the gameplay is plain. Ok, it's chaotic, but it just doesn't do it for me. That's me--if you like it, good for you.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I really, really hope The Conduit sells well and proves us all wrong about mature games selling badly on Nintendo consoles. The thing is, I am almost certain that it wont and that'll be a real shame, but that's just what happens when your user base is made up of 85-90% non-gamers. I however will be picking up this game and trying to support this developer. I hope their new games are of a high quality and are also aimed at us, the traditional gamer.

star77241
star77241

The Conduit 2 and The Conduit Wars?

fauljosh
fauljosh

Nintendo should buy some stock in the company. I think these games are going to sell systems for them.

MischiefmAker
MischiefmAker

Good to see somebody trying to put real effort into the Wii, I just hope they prove to be good developers. I guess we'll find out in June.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@halomonkey1_3_5 Last year at E3 people said that The Conduit looked like an X360 game so if you say High Voltage isnt doing good graphics on the Wii your practically saying the graphics on the X360 arent good either.

DS_Lightning21
DS_Lightning21

New games already? Cool! I'm looking forward to it.

TaMuK711
TaMuK711

Sounds great. I have really high hopes for The Conduit, and regardless of outcome I have a lot of respect for HV for putting a dedicated effort into our shiny white console. If The Conduit turns out good, my hype meter will be off the charts for their upcoming titles!

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

These guys are the new Rareware for Nintendo, ya know like before every good employee left the company for Free Radical. I hope they pick up where Rare left off with Perfect Dark.

riou7
riou7 moderator moderator

i love high voltage!