October 29, 2008
SEGA Gets Zapped by High Voltage
with The Conduit
SEGA to Publish Highly
Anticipated Wii Title in Spring 2009
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA of
Europe Ltd. today announced a worldwide partnership with High Voltage Software
to publish and distribute the Wii-exclusive title, The Conduit. The first-person
shooter garnered multiple awards at E3 2008, including Best Wii Game by
GameTrailers and three awards from IGN: Best Shooting Game (Wii), Best Graphics
Technology (Wii) and Best Overall Wii Game. The Conduit is a stunning,
futuristic title powered by a new game engine technology that delivers
remarkable visuals and effects, as well as a rich interactive experience that is
unlike any other title on the Wii.
“The Conduit is one of the most
talked-about Wii games this year and High Voltage Software has only scratched
the surface of the game in terms of what they have shown so far,” says Simon
Jeffery, President of SEGA of America, Inc. “They have proven that graphical and
technological innovation can be exciting to the Wii market, and SEGA is thrilled
to partner with a team that truly shares our belief in the Wii’s gaming
potential beyond the casual market.”
“High Voltage Software’s partnership
with SEGA to publish The Conduit represents an important milestone for this
studio,” said Kerry Ganofsky, CEO and founder of High Voltage Software, Inc.
“SEGA shares our vision for the title and its tremendous potential, which is why
we chose them from a long list of potential partners. With their support, we are
confident that The Conduit will deliver the definitive shooter experience that
Wii fans have been waiting for.”
The Conduit takes players into a
dark story in Washington D.C. after a vicious alien invasion has rocked the
country. An organization called the Trust has sent in Secret Service agent, Mr.
Ford, to go up against the insect-like alien race known as “The Drudge.” Armed
with an array of futuristic weaponry and an intelligence-gathering device simply
called the “All-Seeing Eye,” players follow an intricate storyline filled with
conspiracy, shady government activity and terrifying aliens.
The Conduit’s detailed control
system allows players to customize and configure look sensitivity, turning
speed, the dead zone and much more. As players delve further into the mystery
behind the extraterrestrial invasion, shocking details reveal that the invasion
may have been brought on with help from the government itself.
Powered by High Voltage Software’s
groundbreaking Quantum 3 engine, The Conduit ensures that players will
experience single and multiplayer gameplay with graphical fidelity never seen
before on the Wii. The Conduit will also support the recently announced Wii
Speak peripheral, allowing online multiplayer gamers the ability to chat as they
destroy aliens in each terrifying level. Additionally, the game will take
advantage of the Wii MotionPlus for optimal control.
The Conduit, exclusively for the Wii,
is slated to ship in spring 2009. For more information on the game, please visit