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SEGA Officially Announces Conduit 2, Posts First Screenshots

You may recall an article published yesterday morning on the upcoming High Voltage title The Conduit 2. However, the announcement was only in Nintendo Power magazine, and didn’t have any real screenshots yet. However, today, SEGA, the parent game company of High Voltage, told us again that, yes, The Conduit 2 is coming, and it’s coming this Fall. Here’s what they had to say on a recent SEGA Europe blog post:

Building upon the success of the original, Conduit 2 takes players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion which can be fought in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes. Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players can expect massive action in large, multi-tiered levels featuring dynamic environments, cinematic battles, giant adversaries, and deep customization features.

Conduit 2 introduces Team Invasion Mode, the new co-op mode where players will be able to battle side-by-side with up to four friends on the same screen. Additionally Team Invasion Mode can be played online. Conduit 2 also features a new and more expansive 12-player online competitive multiplayer mode with larger and more intricate indoor and outdoor battlefields. Conduit 2 supports Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Wii Speak™ and offers increased multiplayer security.

SEGA tells us twice that the title will be a Wii-exclusive title, coming Fall 2010. That’s only a little bit more than a year after The Conduit was released. That shows us that this title has most likely has been in development since before the game even released. I’m still not too sure about how many people will buy this game considering the statistics on any 3rd-party mature Wii title that has been released thus far in the console’s life, but I hope that this time, High Voltage will be able to pull off a FPS that rivals any other shooter on any other console. Who says HD graphics make a good shooter, anyway?

Oh, yeah, before you go, there’s screenshots of the game too!

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These screenshots look pretty good, but I’m not sure how they might translate to the Wii’s low graphics. We all know that the first screenshots of a game (i.e. Epic Mickey) may not necessarily be representative of the final title, especially if it’s on the Wii. The game looks pretty good from the pictures, but it’s best not to judge a book by its cover (not to be a pessimist or anything). In the meantime, we’ll just have to wait this out for more details and screenshots for the public on the game.

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  • I thoroughly enjoyed The Conduit. It lacked any sort of local co-op or multiplayer, but it was fun. I’m glad these things will finally be implemented into the sequel. Graphics weren’t bad in The Conduit, but nothing like Red Steel 2.