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Nintendo to Host The Conduit at PAX 2008

by Neal Ronaghan - August 19, 2008, 8:59 am PDT
Total comments: 32 Source: Press Release

High Voltage's anticipated first person shooter will be playable at Nintendo's booth at the Penny Arcade Expo.

High Voltage Software announced that their upcoming game, The Conduit, will be featured at Nintendo's booth later this month at the Penny Arcade Expo. "PAX is jam-packed wall-to-wall with passionate game fans," said Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer at High Voltage. "We are incredibly honored to be featured there at Nintendo's booth. It's a fantastic opportunity for us to receive input and feedback directly from other gamers."

The Conduit is still searching for a publisher but being featured at Nintendo's booth might be a step in the right direction for the game, and possibly a hint of things to come.

The Conduit to be featured at PAX 2008

Nintendo® hosts The Conduit at this year's Penny Arcade Expo

Hoffman Estates, IL- August 18, 2008 - High Voltage Software (HVS) has announced that The Conduit, a fast paced action-shooter game currently in development for the Wii™ console, will be featured by Nintendo® at this year’s PAX convention. The Conduit is a First Person Shooter (FPS) where players battle fierce alien invaders in a highly detailed 3D world using a dynamic control scheme only possible on the Wii™.

Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer at HVS, had this to say about the news, "PAX is jam-packed wall-to-wall with passionate game fans. We are incredibly honored to be featured there at Nintendo's booth. It's a fantastic opportunity for us to receive input and feedback directly from other gamers."

The Conduit made a big splash at this year’s E3 convention. HVS received numerous awards and press recognition, including IGN Best Shooter Game of E3 2008 (Wii™), IGN Best Graphics Technology of E3 2008 (Wii™), IGN Best Overall Wii™ Game of E3 2008, GameTrailers Best Wii™ Game of E3 2008, Edge Top 20 Games of E3 2008, and GamePro 21 Wii™ Games to Drool Over.

Kerry Ganofsky, founder and C.E.O. of HVS, commented on the attention, "We are honored and overjoyed to have our efforts recognized. To be acknowledged by the industry news media shows that the hard work of our team has not gone unnoticed and only strengthens our resolve to continue to push our game play, graphics, and the technical boundaries of the hardware’s capabilities."

Talkback

CalibanAugust 19, 2008

It will be great for HVS if Nintendo turns out to be their publisher. Another Retro Studios in the making perhaps.

It would make too much sense...

ShyGuyAugust 19, 2008

I will be playing this at least two times.

MarioAugust 19, 2008

Awesome.

DAaaMan64August 19, 2008

WOOW MAYbe I need to go to PAX after all.

Nintendo really oughta do the right thing here and publish this game.

NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 19, 2008

Mature games published by Nintendo tend to flawp.

MorariAugust 19, 2008

That's only because Eternal Darkness was too awesome for the gaming masses to understand!

vuduAugust 19, 2008

Is Nintendo showcasing any third party games in their PAX booth?

EnnerAugust 19, 2008

This is great news and such a lucky opportunity for High Voltage Software. It would be perfect if Nintendo picks up the publishing tab since it might be a double hit to release it along side Wii Sports Resort. I think High Voltage said they would be supporting the Wii Motion Plus, right? Or am I mistaking it for that Red Steel 2 news?

DAaaMan64August 19, 2008

Red Steel 2 news Enner. As far as I know, Conduit has NO reason to use Wii Motion Plus.

NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 19, 2008

Don't forget PD, Geist, and soon to be Disaster just for having that name. F to the LOPS.

StogiAugust 19, 2008

Perfect Dark flopped?

Bill AurionAugust 19, 2008

I'm totally for Ninty publishing The Conduit, which is now reminding me of Geist all over again (though I was one of those few that bought and adored the most underrated Gamecube game ever)...

The only thing is, it would be one less good third party game for Wii... ;)

Quote from: KashogiStogi

Perfect Dark flopped?

It didn't...

KDR_11kAugust 19, 2008

Quote from: Bill

I'm totally for Ninty publishing The Conduit, which is now reminding me of Geist all over again (though I was one of those few that bought and adored the most underrated Gamecube game ever)...

And apparently you're the only one who can spell the name, too!

SpinnzillaAugust 19, 2008

I hope nintendo doesn't publish The Conduit, i don't want them to force friend codes into the game.

DAaaMan64August 19, 2008

oh BALLZ, good thinking Spinnzilla

Unless they completely do their own thing like EA does there will be friend codes in the game whether Nintendo publishes it or not. I don't want Nintendo to publish it, though, because of their track record of (not) advertising core gamer games on the Wii.

SpinnzillaAugust 19, 2008

Quote from: insanolord

Unless they completely do their own thing like EA does there will be friend codes in the game whether Nintendo publishes it or not. I don't want Nintendo to publish it, though, because of their track record of (not) advertising core gamer games on the Wii.

I want EA to publish it personally.  Just have them fix the problems they had with MOHH2's online system and it would be a really good experience.

Ian SaneAugust 19, 2008

Quote:

Mature games published by Nintendo tend to flawp.

Only because they set them up to fail.

I think I may actually prefer if a third party picks up this game and it becomes a huge success while Wii Music is a disasterous flop.  That sort of thing might shake things up in my favour.

The worst case scenario would be if The Conduit isn't actually very good.

I still maintain that Sega would be the best choice to publish it. They're a company that believes this kind of game can work on the Wii and they have the resources to heavily promote it.

Nintendo should be showcasing the game even if they weren't publishing it.

I'm excited. I'll BE at PAX.

Quote from: Caliban

It will be great for HVS if Nintendo turns out to be their publisher. Another Retro Studios in the making perhaps.

What?  So they can forget to mention it at their conferences?

AVAugust 19, 2008

It's been a while since I said this, but Great Move Nintendo !!

Whomever publishes the game BETTER advertise it well and just let them do the game they way they want and not try to tweak it.

redgiementalAugust 20, 2008

I agree with insanolord I think Sega would be a good choice. They're not shy about about releasing "core" games on Wii and could heavily promote it.

Nintendo publishing it would restore some confidence in them on my part after E3 though.

I hope the fact that Nintendo are showcasing it means that its actually quite good. If the Conduit doesn't turn out fantastic there will be most likely be a slump in my Wii playtime.

StogiAugust 20, 2008

Quote from: Bill

I'm totally for Ninty publishing The Conduit, which is now reminding me of Geist all over again (though I was one of those few that bought and adored the most underrated Gamecube game ever)...

Ahem....Beyond Good and Evil is staring right at you. Look away!

Bill AurionAugust 20, 2008

Wrong...BG&E got decent enough review scores, Geist did not...BG&E also has a larger niche base than Geist does...

StogiAugust 20, 2008

Ya but if you think about it. BG&E was the 3rd Party Eternal Darkness. Critically acclaimed but widely unappreciated. For such an awesome title to go basically unplayed by the masses means its highly underrated. Maybe my definition of underrated is different from yours...


P.S. This is a dumb thing to argue about.

Bill AurionAugust 20, 2008

Wrong...This is an excellent thing to argue about!

Yeah, I agree...

KDR_11kAugust 20, 2008

Underrated? IMO both ED and BGE are overrated, they're decent games but nowhere near the paragon of greatness they're sometimes talked up to be.

SmakianAugust 20, 2008

Sweet, definitely one of the first things I'm going to check out on Friday. That list is getting long...

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