Sega has announced that The Conduit
will be heading to stores on June 23rd. The Wii FPS is notable for the fact that developer High Voltage Software is doing anything and everything to make the game look close to HD as possible. I first saw the game at E3 last year and it was hard to believe that the game was actually running on the Wii as the graphics look better than any other game on the platform. If you want more information on how they are doing it check out our interview
with Chief Creative Officer Eric Nosginer.
It's going to be interesting to see how well the game sells on the platform as it's a third party game that doesn't fit into the sterotypical Wii demographic. It's a big risk and you just have to look at the initial low sales numbers of Grand Theft Auto:Chinatown Wars
to see that the game has a fairly large hurdle to get over. Of course if the game is a success it could pave the way for more developers to expand the market and it might allow High Voltage to license the engine behind the game to other developers. Hopefully we'll get a better feeling for the quality of the game after E3.
The Conduit unfolds in a near-future Washington DC after a set of inexplicable events has left the city in a state of panic. As new recruits of a shadowy government agency, players will investigate strange occurrences upsetting the city, all while trying to keep one step ahead of a mysterious and lethal enemy.
About SEGA of America Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America's Web site is located at www.sega.com
About SEGA Europe Ltd.:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe's web site is located at www.sega-europe.com .
About High Voltage Software, Inc.
High Voltage Software, Inc. is an award-winning studio that has been developing games and simulations for over 15 years. Located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, it now employs over 170 staff members. The independent company has successfully produced a wide variety of license-based video game titles that include competitive racing, professional sports, horror, motion picture adaptations, and military simulations, and is now making its foray into original and innovative intellectual properties. More information about High Voltage Software and its products can be found at www.high-voltage.com.