The Nintendo Wii is in a pretty interesting situation. On the one hand, hardcore gamers are complaining that there aren't enough high-quality titles for it or, if there are, they aren't appealing to their tastes but to those of more casual players. On the other hand, when a mature title appears, it isn't very successful, with the most recent examples being MadWorld
or House of the Dead: Overkill, which, despite being hyped up for hardcore gamers, haven't experienced big sales.
But the upcoming Wii-exclusive FPS The Conduit
, which is developed by High Voltage, will be completely different. Speaking about the game, which was built from the ground up for the Wii, the chief creative officer of the studio says that it will be appealing to both mainstream and core gamers at the same time.
“When I say that we’re core, I mean that we have a level of detail and depth and customisation and variety that core gamers demand. When I say that we’re accessible and that we’re also aiming for the mainstream, that is why we specifically chose the art style we did, and the setting. The theme is very much in the mindset of going for that Hollywood blockbuster feel.”
But this doesn't mean that those other two games are bad, as he himself bought them for his own Wii. “"I think we’re absolutely different beasts to those other games. I love to be in the company of those great developers and I think they did amazing work. I would never defame anything that they’ve done and I’m happy to support them with my own dollars, however I do think that we have a much better shot at financial success than they did.”
Are you looking forward to The Conduit? Or do you think it will suffer the fate of other hardcore games on the Wii, which managed to spark the interest of only a few gamers and not really reach commercial success? Leave us a comment with your opinion.