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High Voltage Software to Make Announcements at E3

by Pedro Hernandez - April 22, 2009, 9:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 18 Source: Silicon Era

Chief Creative Officer Eric Nofsinger teases announcements from High Voltage Software at E3 in June and talks about The Conduit's multiplayer.

Despite the technical difficulties that happened during Sega's Conduit Multiplayer Event, Destructoid sat down with Eric Nofsinger, High Voltage Software's Chief Creative Officer, and discussed the importance of the game as a Wii third party release and detailed the multiplayer.

Among many topics, Destructoid asked about downloadable content on The Conduit. Nofsinger confirmed that the game will not have downloadable content but that the idea has not been discarded and may appear on future releases. In lieu of this question, he then teased that there will be announcements from High Voltage Software at or around E3. "We've already uncovered a lot of new techniques that folks are going to be seeing from us…we're really excited to show off some our new tech."

Nofsinger also talked about The Conduit's online system. "We think we've come up with something that is more elegant than Mario Kart, but it's along the same kind of experience for gamers to get in and play." Among the numerous multiplayer modes, there will be ones that will be particularly easy to jump into.

He reiterates that while Conduit will be a good single player affair, it's the multiplayer that gives the game its significance. "You know, we want this to be a great experience, and multiplayer is a part of this."

You can read more of Eric’s comments here.

Talkback

TJ SpykeApril 22, 2009

It's High Voltage Software, no High Voltage Games.

I hope The Conduit has good sales.

Mop it upApril 22, 2009

If I bought The Conduit it would be for the online mode, so I hope it really does shape up to be robust and stable.

AVApril 23, 2009

i hope the announcement is they added split screen, have permission for LAN play, and no friend codes. Now that will be epic.

vuduApril 23, 2009

E3's only like two weeks before The Conduit ships.  They'll probably announce that the game is going to be ported to PlayStation 3 with added content.

UltimatePartyBearApril 23, 2009

Quote from: vudu

E3's only like two weeks before The Conduit ships.  They'll probably announce that the game is going to be ported to PlayStation 3 with added content.

As a rail shooter?

NinGurl69 *hugglesApril 23, 2009

=O

vuduApril 23, 2009

Quote from: UltimatePartyBear

As a rail shooter?

I was thinking they'd add a secondary mode where you can play as another character for 5 - 6 hours as well as some additional costumes and maybe a new weapon.

D_AverageApril 23, 2009

Come on guys, the answer is obvious.  ANIMALES DE LA MUERTE!!

AVApril 23, 2009

Quote from: D_Average

Come on guys, the answer is obvious.  ANIMALES DE LA MUERTE!!

Oh man I totally forgot about that awesome game. Come on release it on Wiiware, I'll pay $20 for it.

TJ SpykeApril 23, 2009

Quote from: Mr.

Oh man I totally forgot about that awesome game. Come on release it on Wiiware, I'll pay $20 for it.

It started out as a WiiWare game but High Voltage Software said they decided to turn it into a full retail game since it wouldn't fit in the size limitations Nintendo gives for WiiWare games due to the cutscenes and large amounts of dialogue.

AVApril 25, 2009

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: Mr.

Oh man I totally forgot about that awesome game. Come on release it on Wiiware, I'll pay $20 for it.

It started out as a WiiWare game but High Voltage Software said they decided to turn it into a full retail game since it wouldn't fit in the size limitations Nintendo gives for WiiWare games due to the cutscenes and large amounts of dialogue.

just release it on Wiiware, they should press Nintendo to increase the space for download. I don't care if it takes up 500 blocks. I so see this game become super rare to find. Retailers will be scared to buy such a niche game and order very few copies, and it sells out and hard to find copies.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusApril 25, 2009

Quote from: Mr.

Quote from: TJ

Quote from: Mr.

Oh man I totally forgot about that awesome game. Come on release it on Wiiware, I'll pay $20 for it.

It started out as a WiiWare game but High Voltage Software said they decided to turn it into a full retail game since it wouldn't fit in the size limitations Nintendo gives for WiiWare games due to the cutscenes and large amounts of dialogue.

just release it on Wiiware, they should press Nintendo to increase the space for download. I don't care if it takes up 500 blocks. I so see this game become super rare to find. Retailers will be scared to buy such a niche game and order very few copies, and it sells out and hard to find copies.

FYI 500 blocks is only 62.5MB, also High Voltage is hardly a niche developer it's quite possible that they can convince SEGA to publish Animales.

ShyGuyApril 25, 2009

I expect a new tech demo with the graphical tricks they mentioned that didn't make it into the Conduit. A license-able engine perhaps?

ThePermFebruary 20, 2010

omg i just saw the trailer to Animales de la Muerte! looks hilarious!

StratosFebruary 20, 2010

LOL, I thought this was a new announcement until posts started giving me deja vu and I realized this was nearly a year old. Interesting how situations have changed (or more, not changed at all) from then.

BlackNMild2k1February 20, 2010

did the game ever release? I completely forgot about it.

BeautifulShyFebruary 20, 2010

I don't think it has been released. Last I heard it wasn't going to be on Wiiware and it was going to be a retail game. HVS said they were going to focus on The Conduit then on ADM. The Grinder and Gladetor AD was annouced I think 1 month before the release of the conduit so it might have been put on the back burner.

StratosFebruary 20, 2010

I'm guessing that they couldn't get it to fit withing the WiiWare limit and they know a game like that would be a commercial failure so it is pretty much canned for the moment.

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