The Conduit powers Wii June 23

Sega and High Voltage Software's sci-fi FPS targets Nintendo's console this summer.

High Voltage Software first showed off The Conduit in June 2008, and that initial exhibition left more than a few shocked at the Wii title's visual fidelity. As detailed by company CCO Eric Nofsinger in an interview with GameSpot last year, his studio deliberately set out to create a first-person shooter for the Wii that challenged the system's technical capabilities, something that he felt most other developers were failing to do.

Soon, gamers will be afforded a firsthand look at how well High Voltage completed this challenge. Today, Sega set a date for when gamers can plug into The Conduit, saying the game will arrive for the Wii on June 23.

Powered by High Voltage's proprietary Quantum 3 game engine, The Conduit is an original first-person shooter in which Earth finds itself under assault by an alien force known as the Drudge. In addition to the single-player game, which plays out in a near-future Washington, DC, High Voltage plans to incorporate online multiplayer for up to 12.

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

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Justinian103
Justinian103

And just because I have a pic of Gordon freedman doesn`t mean i`m being partial. Whats right is right, Quantum3 is on a system that can1t even support the resolution levels that Source runs on. Source already has a head start just based on the platforms the games that use the engine are out on. I`m not hating on the conduit, I`ve been following its development since it was announced over a year ago. I`ve been more excited for this game than any other one this year, even more so than RE5, (which was a slight letdown), don`t misunderstand what i`m trying to say.

Justinian103
Justinian103

Intro94 the wii could not support the Source engine. Although the conduit looks amazing, and i`m not saying amazing by wii standards, this game looks great even compared to stuff on both 360 and ps3. But the Quantum3 engine is not on par with Source. The Conduit will not look better than HL2, episode 2, or L4D. Source is 4 years old and is still showing it`s staying power up against more modern engines and still surpassing some of them in some respects.

TheYoshster
TheYoshster

This is no generic FPS here! It looks awesome and it's what the Wii has needed for a long time now!

gregjblair
gregjblair

Finally a new Wii game that i will probably like......i finished Metroid Prime 3, mario kart wii, and Zelda twilight princess......so something new is definately appreciated

WestSideAzn
WestSideAzn

Looks interesting! Hey I might just get a Wii now!

beekayjay
beekayjay

@intro94 Fair enough. The Wii can support the Source engine, and the Quantum 3 engine, according to you, is on par with Source. Thank you for keeping me informed. Its a pity then, that for all of its strength and potential, High Voltage still could not art direct a game decent enough to LOOK like its on par with Counter Strike Source. Now this point you couldn't possibly debate me on. Just take a look at the screenshot gallery.

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

These guys really worked hard on this game. I'll be counting down the days til I can play it for myself. Unlike Red Steel, The Conduit shouldn't disappoint.

maxgil2
maxgil2

They need to do 2 things, change the shocking front cover & advertise this game on tv - *getting tired of Wii Fit advert* constantly on TV for the Wii, they made it like there's no other game for it except Wii Fit Looking forward to this game :)

superapo
superapo

@ DMLSLAT killzones story is complete garbage so the conduits will easily be better

DMLSLAT
DMLSLAT

Can't wait man graphics and controls look awesome. Hopefully the story will turn out pretty good too (or at least worthy of competition w/ Halo, Killzone, etc)

intro94
intro94

@beekayjay You overstimate source engine. Original CS can probably run on nintendo DS, and shooters from gamecube already looked a lot better than it. 2nd, COD 4 engine is stronger than Source engine, and the wii supports COD 4 engine.Why the hell shouldnt it support source?Quatum engine is on par with Source at the very least. And about the original xbox comment, one of the best shooters for it visually was Halo 2.And it seriously cant compete with this.Maybe with Mprime3.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

The alien weapon does kind of look like the Farsight from Perfect Dark although it certainly doesn't fire as such. I should've watched the WHOLE video as a second after the spot I paused it to comment he started talking about controls. Either way, this is what the fans of the Wii want. REAL GAMES! I haven't played my Wii in so long because there haven't really been many games that really satisfied the need for an actual game that wasn't some stupid minigame collection. Although in the past few months there have been a LOT of games coming out that really show the system cares about its core gamers and NOT just the mom and pop people who picked it up so they could play Wii Sports exclusively. Either way, I'm hoping multiplayer on this ends up being really cool. I still think a second analog stick would make the controls about perfect on Wii. Use the second stick to turn (like on other systems) and point the Wiimote to the place on screen you want to shoot. Either way, I think this game looks like a solid effort and is something that I will definately pick up if I have the money then.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

One thing I DO hope they included was a sensitivity option. I like whenever I don't have to move the gun so far off to the side to move the camera. I prefer keeping the cursor....RELATIVELY in the middle of the screen and not having to move it so far left or right to turn. I just hope the game plays as well as Metroid Prime 3. :D It sure looks good. ^_^

Pices
Pices

@thevlaka Research about the game before you even comment.

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

@CubiclePwnerer Every time an FPS is released on the PS3 or X360 no mater how generic theres a load of comments about how a game like that cant exist on the Wii but now that there finally is a game like this the complaints change to its too generic.

Merl57
Merl57

this might be a reason to play the wii again but cant really compare to the other "next gen" games

TheVlaka
TheVlaka

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d3emondav3
d3emondav3

"Save your ammo. You wont be able to damage a conduit that size" Tatatatatatatatatatatatatata! Cha-chak! Tatatatatatatatatatatata! LOL

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

I hope The Conduit turns out well, it maybe The Wii's Goldeneye (minus it not being a James Bond title) if it scores well enough.

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Although this game looks amazing, what Sega should be doing, is going to Sonic Teams hq and grab the dude that came up with the idea of Sonic turning into a werewolf, or using a sword, or going 3D, and kick him square in the nuts.

d3emondav3
d3emondav3

Hope I can play this with the Zapper. It doesn't get much use in my house :(

wiiplay1
wiiplay1

This game is going to be incredibly awesome. YOU SEE THAT DEVELOPERS, THAT'S HOW YOU MAKE A REAL GAME FOR THE WII!

Slaughtahouse
Slaughtahouse

I really want this game to succed on all levels but as it gets closer to launch, I grow werery of it. Hopefully The Conduit proves me wrong.

CubiclePwnerer
CubiclePwnerer

im trying not to pass judgment on this game yet, but it looks like a run-of-the-mill shooting game.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

JackHoleFace00. You speak the truth. This is the final ace in the hole for "hardcore games" on the Wii.

ralphikari
ralphikari

The demonstrator himself struggled with the controls in the video. He missed all melee attacks and couldn't strafe and shoot at the same time.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I own some excellent FPSs (Bioshock, Resistance 2, M.Prime 3) and I have to say that I am really looking forward to adding The Conduit to that collection.

r_gam3
r_gam3

generic this, generic that, yeah whatever. Some gamers forget that a real game has passionate dev's behind it and thats what will make the conduit better, the passion. Could care less how generic it is.

InfinityMugen
InfinityMugen

@wahyundil If this game sucks, there are plenty of other Wii games that deserve the hype (Little Kings Story, Muramasa, NMH Desperate Struggle)

wahyudil
wahyudil

if this game sucks, then I will give up with wii ...

chargingcable
chargingcable

awesome the online will be Good i hope desperatly

da_chub
da_chub

Reminds me of all Sci-fi FPS games to come out since halflife. But i cant wait for it. Wiimote was made for this kind of game.

pakhair
pakhair

@bionisam Sorry, I mistaken it with Metroid........... huh I saw the update and posted, Sorry for that.............

bionisam
bionisam

@pakhair Dude, it's one game, and it's not even out yet. There is no "Conduit Series." Save your critiques for when you've played the game.

pakhair
pakhair

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Irve
Irve

Watching the video and again i'm impresses .. visually it's up there with the better looking FPS games on the original Xbox.

Irve
Irve

Wow , that's the first sceenshoot i've seen of this game that has impressed me .. very detailed for a Wii game

Nomad0404
Nomad0404

Rumour has it that the game has lots of replay value and that there's a whole part of the story that you can gather as you progress through the game if you want to, but you don't have to you can just blast through it if you feel like it. So yes much longer than 5 hours on the SP side and it's got what we are all hoping will be a decent MP side as well.

uwlbpwnd
uwlbpwnd

I think its awesome that they can put those graphics out there. I mean we've known its possible since Metroid Prime 3, but nobody's doing it!

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Reminds me of Halo for some reason. Those bigger enemies behave like Elites in the first Halo and that alien gun reloads like the covenant carbine. Looks great, cant wait...just hope it has a good story to back up the action.

viewtiful_jay
viewtiful_jay

I'll wait for the reviews. I have a feeling this is gonna be good, but short like Madworld. Not paying $50 for 5 hours of gameplay, no matter how "ground breaking" it is.

ftjx
ftjx

fo north america?

beekayjay
beekayjay

Ok firstly, that box art is like a wretched descendant of NES box art from the 80's. Secondly, I think its great that High Voltage chose to challenge the hardware and come up with a game engine that can support some of the effects going on here. The Wii controls are a natural fit for the FPS genre and I'm glad to see it finally being embraced. However, as much as it is a technical accomplishment, the art direction in Conduit is kind of bland and generic. I think the engine looks pretty solid in what it can do, but the actual art for the game itself is unremarkable. That said, I can see this engine supporting a killer port of Counter Strike (original, not Source engine), which would sell like hotcakes and even convince me into getting a Wii.

TheBatFreak777
TheBatFreak777

This is definitely a step in the right direction for the Wii. Even though it isn't HD or what not it still could start filling in the vast void of game options for the Wii. While I got rid of my Wii a while back I hope this one does OK as it might help bring back some love to the Wii that has seemed to be waning of late.

twilight-X
twilight-X

I don't like the cover box but, I am sure the game is going to be a best seller

JackHoleFace00
JackHoleFace00

@odoyle420 Good point in terms of NMH being first, but two things: 1) I meant recently, as people have started to question Wii's hardcore viability. It wasn't nearly as big of a hot-button issue as it is now. 2) No one bought NMH either! So regarding sales, it failed too. Look, it's not about fanboyism. Bottom line is if no one buys these types of games, eventually devs will stop making them. Simple as that. The games can be the best ever created. But if no one buys them, it's over. So if Wii owners want to keep seeing these types of games, they have to support them. Not talk about how great they are and then not buy them. That's not opinion, it's fact.

Syferonik
Syferonik

cant wait for that floptacular game to come out