As if the Wii
wasn't casual enough already, Engine Software
(Netherlands-based developer) has recently confirmed their debut title for download via Nintendo
's WiiWare service. Project Bang!, as the developers have dubbed it will be a casual game
with "addictive gameplay using the unique Wii Remote
controller functionality." As casual as it's said to be, it will however feature a two-player battle
Information on Engine Software's first development project for the Nintendo WiiWare service is scarce at the moment. No exact launch date is available, while screenshots and videos are also being awaited from the Engine folks. But given that Bang is a Wii Remote compatible game, it really can't be bad. How many casual titles you miss anyway, especially on the Wii?
Well maybe there are a bunch but let's just wait for the first batch of screenshots and then we'll see whether there's something to criticize or not. Now here's Ruud van de Moosdyk, VP of Development at Engine Software
, saying a few:
"We are very excited about our first game for the WiiWare service. When we acquired our official Wii license last year we already had several concepts written up that would be ideal for WiiWare, and Project Bang! is the first to actually go into production. We wanted to get rolling on this exciting new platform early on, and I am quite happy we are now on schedule to do just that. "
For those who don't know much about Nintendo's WiiWare, it is a new downloadable game content service, set for launch in March, this year. Just like with the Virtual Console, Wii owners will be able to download WiiWare games directly from the Wii Shop Channel in exchange for Wii Points.Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime
is really confident about the service: "WiiWare brings new levels of creativity and value to the ever-growing population of Wii owners."
The blokes over at Engine Software are promising to release more information and screenshots of Project Bang!, including the final name (yes, please), as well as more news regarding future plans for the platform.