Deadly Creatures infesting Wii

THQ aims for a "largely untapped" audience on Nintendo's console with arachnid action game.

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Activision has the exclusive license to create Spider-Man games, but it has no such monopoly on the webbed wonder's set of powers. THQ today announced Deadly Creatures for the Wii, which is going to let gamers experience the proportional strength and speed of a spider, primarily because they will play as a spider.

Developed by Rainbow Studios, the outfit behind MX vs. ATV and Pixar's Cars series of games, Deadly Creatures casts players into the unsettlingly numerous shoes of a scorpion and a tarantula as they take on cross-phylum adversaries, including Gila monsters, wasps, black widows, and even humans. In a statement announcing the game, THQ director of global brand management Randy Shoemaker indirectly addressed a number of complaints that have been levied against Nintendo's console.

"With Deadly Creatures, we are raising the bar for all third-party Wii titles," Shoemaker said, "and focusing on deep, compelling gameplay for a largely untapped audience of Wii gamers."

THQ has promised that the game's combo-based, motion-controlled combat system will yield "brutal" action when it sees release later this year. Deadly Creatures has not yet been rated, nor has the publisher indicated what rating it is targeting.

Discussion

80 comments
Shanekeener
Shanekeener

this game is awesome i am definitly gonna be scorpian then tarantula

hobobski
hobobski

this sounded great until he mentinoned to M-word. Motion Control! I'm kinda tired of motion combat.X(

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Hell no! I want to play as a black widow, not against one! Those spiders are bad-ass!

monkeyd_93
monkeyd_93

its different i can tell you that, be interesting to see how the interaction will work with controllers

twitch25
twitch25

wow this looks like a pretty cool game

nate1222
nate1222

More reasons to get a Wii.=)

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

The concept sounds very interesting and I have cash to buy GOOD Wii games. Hope they makes a winner as I have returned crapware before.

Tebbit
Tebbit

Randy Shoemaker, any relation to Brad Shoemaker? Playing as a scorpion would be awesome.

LisVender
LisVender

Don't worry, Wii fans! THQ is here to save the day!

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

yep raising the bar and what do we get?? Some half done port. And then they complain it did not sell. Then they start blaming other third party devs. Then they start blaming 360 and PS3 for having to much expensive tech.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

This sounds fun. I've always anted to be an arachnid and go around stinging people.....

ahyumifan
ahyumifan

It is hard to trust THQ games... but well... it is always not bad to see another Wii line up so..

TehUndeadHorror
TehUndeadHorror

@VenomRitual This isn't a review you silly silly person.

gamecubepad
gamecubepad

What? Your name is VenomRitual and you don't let spiders bite you. Perhaps you prefer venom from snakes. How is Gamespot dumb? This is a comment board for a game where you're a spider that bites stuff. When I get bit by the right spider I'll have incredible powers like 8 legs to play 4-player on the Wii by myself. How awesome will that be?

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

gamepot is dumb. a guy says he lets spiders bite him and i say its gross. get over it gamespot. go write another GREAT review for a publisher who buys ad space

capitalthoughts
capitalthoughts

The other night, my friends and I were debating about the afterlife, and if reincarnation is true, what animal or being would we like to return as. I said a tick, because who has it easier then a blood-sucking parasite. In the game I will get to play as a Spider. They are an arachnid too. Close enough I suppose and I don't have to die to experience it. How novel.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Sounds like a playable nature show on crack.

theKSMM
theKSMM

It's just good to see somebody at least thinking about offering traditional (e.g. "hardcore") gaming experiences on the Wii. It's not all about party games, y'know.

Merl57
Merl57

lol ok spiderness

David_Kniffin
David_Kniffin

Yeah, I'll be keeping tabs on this one and see how it turns out. Interesting idea.

kimarous
kimarous

This certainly sounds intruiging...

Dudeman480
Dudeman480

i think No More Heroes already raised the bar for 3rd party wii titles. That game kicks ASSS!!!

Adam_the_Nerd
Adam_the_Nerd

This sounds creative haha. Very creative. Quote from :cayne_phoenix sounds like a rip-off of the name from Nightmare Creatures, but playing as something entirely else... Um yeah, well you could say that about every other game in the world, that it's a copy of each other because you are pressing buttons and issuing commands. come on.

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man moderator

Looking at the video on IGN, the game is quite brutal.

cayne_phoenix
cayne_phoenix

sounds like a rip-off of the name from Nightmare Creatures, but playing as something entirely else...

The_Dude1212
The_Dude1212

Despite arachnophobia, I'm wiling to give this a shot.

ultimategamer92
ultimategamer92

lol this sounds... interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing a trailer. it reminds me a little of the old Buck Bumble on the 64, even if that was a bee... really cool idea especially for a non-ported wii game. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one..

legend26
legend26

ill keep my eye on this looks cool....and wrestling scorpions=pwnage

map4000
map4000

i hope raising the bar means doing a high 8 or even 9 games,not just a game better than the previous seen. And the description seems interesting,could be a great action game like V.Joe or NinjaGaiden ,or just another lame botton masher. Atleast its done for the wii,that means its not simply a port but will use wii unique capacity. The potential is there,now lets wait for the result.

gilbe17
gilbe17

VERTIGO 47: fair enough. my post was a little serious. im just getting tired of people saying that others that dont play games every day (or specific games) are not gamers. that is all...

membernametaken
membernametaken

"combo-based" i.e. hit the A button three times in a row!!! Please THQ, don't let this be lame...

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

That sounds potentially awesome.

VenomRitual
VenomRitual

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books83
books83

Sounds interesting can't wait to hear more about it.

drogaz
drogaz

Sounds like a pretty unique game. Hope it raises the bar on third party Wii titles like they say.

Wonkyman
Wonkyman

Well said Gilbe! +1 I'm pretty much against the use of terms "hardcore" and "casual" to describe the hobby. We all just enjoy what we enjoy. If THQ delivers the goods and creates a compelling spider game, then it's going to be a very unique and interesting experience. Nobody can argue with that. And Jobot - Hilarious. That post made me laugh out loud.

swyg
swyg

@gamecubepad You let spiders bite you? Well, whatever spins your web. I have to admit that this particular game sounds extremely interesting. Spiders live pretty exotic lives, especially the ones that don't just hang out on the interwebz -_- sorry. But since this IS a platformer, crawling all over the place and attacking enemies as either a scorpion or a spider ought to be pretty intense.

gamecubepad
gamecubepad

I love Spiders. I let them bite me all the time. This game sounds cool. I like to play as bugs. Hopefully it will use the Wiimote in a cool and brutal fashion.

BigDaddy973
BigDaddy973

cool maybe deadly animals and you can poison humans :)

Razgard4612
Razgard4612

sounds like "Manhunt:Spider edition"

jobot_5000
jobot_5000

I hate spiders...I will not be buying this, or even renting it. ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew!

umd1998
umd1998

This is hilarious - this game sounds a lot like the fake video game in the drug intervention advertisement that's running in all the video game magazines!

DIMANICUS
DIMANICUS

Reminds me of Stuart Little 2 on PSOne, though I'm guessing the similarities will be miniscule.

VERTIGO47
VERTIGO47

gilbe17 Your taking it too seriously. LoL

polkastripe-
polkastripe-

i'll wait to see trailers of what this is gonna actually look like first... wether its realistic or cartoony ? like.... wind waker cartoony?

charlieboy0514
charlieboy0514

Sounds like a lot of fun if it has a food developer.