Spyborgs infiltrating Wii

Capcom publishing new cartoon-style action-adventure developed by Insomniac and High Impact alumni in spring 2009.

In April, the eagle-eyed editors at Trademork noticed that Capcom had trademarked the video game title "Spyborgs." At the time--and later, when the Japanese publisher registered the domain Spyborgs.com--nothing was known about the game, including whether or not it was a game at all.

Today, Capcom officially blew Spyborgs cover. Billed as an interactive version of "your favorite Saturday morning cartoon," the game is a Wii-exclusive action-adventure with a highly stylized, animationlike graphical style. That isn't as surprising, given the game's provenance. It's the first project from Bionic Games, a new Los Angeles-based studio founded by former staffers of Insomniac Games, developers of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and High Impact games, the shop behind Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters.

Though there is not actually a Spyborgs cartoon--yet--the game attempts to emulate a television series by incorporating outlandish humor, courtesy of fake TV commercials. It will also offer "quick episodic-themed gameplay" in either single-player or two-person co-op flavors. Players will be able to assume the role of one of five bionically enhanced spies, each of whom has their own special ability. Said powers--which will be tested by tailor-made opponents--include "heavy firepower," "bladed weapons," "acrobatic skateboarding," and "robotic destruction."

GameSpot will have more information on Spyborgs when it becomes available. For more previews from Capcom's recent press event, check out GameSpot's full coverage of Captivate 2008.

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29 comments
BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Sounds interesting. I hope they don't screw up the controls.

Red_Trigger
Red_Trigger

Seems interesting, but Insomniac's working on a Wii game?

TAKE_IT_BACK
TAKE_IT_BACK

huh. well insomniac is a pretty good dev...

stevo_360
stevo_360

Sound interesting. These are the types of games that should be made for the Wii.

getoconnection
getoconnection

gnbfd Insomniac + High Impact + Wii = WIN WIN (hopefully) = $$$ Capcom is really the only third party that gives a flying **** about the Wii (in terms of really good exclusives/ports). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's why they are raking in the cash. Really, they have to be the smartest developer out there right now (I didn't say the best fanboys).

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Insomniac is famous for making PS games who would have thought they would be making a Wii game. ^_^;

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

If you like the art style, congrats! not only this game but most Wii games will be along the same lines. If you don't, realize what you get limited on the Wii.

Nomad0404
Nomad0404

Looks like a cross between Psyconauts and Monsters Inc.

Foolio1
Foolio1

Sounds really cool. I think the developer team has me most interested in it though. They've worked on some of my favorite games.

gnbfd
gnbfd

Insomniac + High Impact + Wii = WIN WIN (hopefully) = $$$ ----- Capcom is really the only third party that gives a flying **** about the Wii (in terms of really good exclusives/ports).

packster
packster

looks awesome, great devs too

Nintendo_Ownes7
Nintendo_Ownes7

This is suppose to be like a Cartoon? I can't wait I love cartoons and I'm 21 it is even suppose to have fake commercials. Also the developers are from Insomniac and High Impact I defenately have to look into this.

sidious
sidious

Sounds great. Bionic games has good pedegree... lets hope they can put out some games with the quality of the Ratchet series. The Wii needs more quality action titles. So hopefully this will fit the bill.

HyruleanLink
HyruleanLink

I will for sure keep my eye on this game. Hear more about it probably during E3.

axelviiii
axelviiii

Bladed Weapons and Robotic Destruction. I love those two things!

TWiSTEDmerc
TWiSTEDmerc

Interesting, this team is bandits from Insomniac and High Impact yet High Impact is mostly from bandits of insomniac games.

nelfer320
nelfer320

To GKBeetle: No its not bad that u like cartoons. Cartoons were made by adults. Kids don't have the creativity for this kind of stuff. BTW, I'm 19. Anyways, to me, this sounds interesting. I'll keep an eye out.

GKBeetle
GKBeetle

I hope it will be bad so I don't have to spend money on it. Just kidding. Sounds like it could be really cool. I'm 30. Is it bad that I still like cartoons?

kos1085
kos1085

Definitely interesting...

EPaul
EPaul

Looks Promising

SirSpudly
SirSpudly

So it's Ratchet and Clanks meets Sly Cooper. That premise is WAY past cooler than Neopetss playing Othello.

WllDan7
WllDan7

It is a good thing I still like cartoons. Hopefully this game is good and knowing capcom it will be.

JBL3115
JBL3115

developers of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and High Impact games, the shop behind Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters. I liked these games hope this is just as good.

fyor
fyor

hope it will be good