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Conduit 2 delayed to April, but have some screens

Jan 28
SEGA has announced that its upcoming online Wii shooter, Conduit 2, is getting a modest delay. Originally slated for March, the game will now hit North America on April 19, with the European version arriving April 22.  T... read

Live show: Chill Bros play Conduit 2 pre-release @ 3PST

Jan 26
We have very exciting news! Destructoid Chill Bros have the exclusive pre-release, two months early for Conduit 2, one of Destructoid's most anticipated games for the Nintendo Wii in 2011. We will be playing the game live wit... read

New Conduit 2 trailer is packing heat

Jan 18
I get the sense that a lot of people are skeptical about Conduit 2. First, it's a Wii game, which is already enough to upset some people. Second, the original Conduit received a lot of pre-release hype, but failed to live up... read

Watch a Conduit 2 trailer if you like

Jan 14
The Conduit 2 is coming to the Wii on February 15 and I'm somewhat looking forward to it. The original game was alright in that really sneery meaning of the word, so I'm eager to see what improvements have been made. The tra... read

Impressions of Conduit 2

Oct 26 // Jonathan Holmes
Things are happening with the Conduit 2. Unfortunately, I can't tell you what I mean by that. All I can tell you is, if you do your homework and play your cards right, you could see something; something big. Depending on ... read feature

Conduit 2 delayed until 2011, getting new control options

Sep 02
Bad news for Wii owners and first-person shooter fans -- High Voltage's sequel Conduit 2 has been pushed out of this year and in to 2011. The game will now see release in the first quarter of next year. The good news is that ... read
You remember back in the nineties when we had the fighting game boom? Dozens of "me too" titles with increasingly silly premises, all vying for a piece of the one-on-one fighter pie. Rise of the Robots, Primal Rage, Eternal C... read feature

The first Conduit game gave Wii gamers exactly what they were waiting for with a solid, point-to-shoot FPS. High Voltage's game fit the bill nicely, but both the developers and gamers knew that there was so much more that cou... read feature

Conduit 2 to support MotionPlus

Jun 11
SEGA shot us over some information about Conduit 2. Specifically, information on whether the first-person shooter would incorporate Wii MotionPlus controls. In the event you were wondering, Conduit 2 will support Wii MotionPl... read

The Conduit 2 is called Conduit 2

Apr 10
We've all been calling it The Conduit 2, but apparently we're damn wrong. "The" isn't cool anymore, and anybody who uses it is a big square. From now on, High Voltage's sequel to The Conduit is shedding the formalities and wi... read

First screens for The Conduit 2 draw near!

Mar 31
High Voltage's The Conduit 2 was revealed only yesterday, but the first bunch of screens have appeared online, giving us a taste of what's in store for fans of the Wii shooter.  As expected, the game is already looking g... read

The Grinder will remain an FPS on Wii

Mar 31
High Voltage's The Grinder is weird. On the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, it will be a top-down action game inspired by Hunter: The Reckoning. On Wii, it will remain the concept it originally started life as -- a co-op FPS inspi... read

The Conduit 2 confirmed

Mar 30 // Jim Sterling
High Voltage's not-totally-successful Wii shooter The Conduit is getting sequel, as confirmed by Nintendo Power. While specific gameplay details were not shared, the magazine still managed eight pages of content on the thing,... read feature

Tournament of Legends gets new vid, cheap price and delay

Mar 24
High Voltage's Tournament of Legends has been pretty quiet since it was announced, but there is a bunch of new stuff for Wii fans to gawp at like rudderless guppies, including a new video, box art, and a sweet little price p... read

The Conduit is getting a sequel? Really?

Mar 16
So, a game usually needs to turn a profit in order to warrant a sequel, right guys? Mushroom Men 2 and Dark Void 2 will likely never be created, but we'll definitely be seeing Just Dance 2 and Assassin's Creed 3 in the next f... read

High Voltage bringing The Grinder to 360/PS3/PC next year

Feb 04
High Voltage Software's Wii-exclusive co-op shooter The Grinder has been set free! As revealed by president Kerry Ganofsky in an interview with IGN, the studio plans to make its newest game a multiplatform affair. That's PC, ... read

This happened: High Voltage trademarks Immortal Warriors

Nov 25
Well, here is something: Developer High Voltage Software has recently filed for trademark of "Immortal Warriors."  High Voltage is a busy developer, with at least three other announced projects in the cards -- first-pers... read

High Voltage teases a big announcement soon

Nov 14
The guys at High Voltage have been a bit silent since E3 and the launch of The Conduit. After announcing The Grinder and Gladiator A.D. I'm sure they're hard at work actually developing those games, but it seems they've got s... read

High Voltage really does love that Infernal Engine

Aug 12
High Voltage, the studio best known for The Conduit and its two upcoming games Gladiator A.D. and The Grinder, has just gotten itself into a lifetime licensing agreement with Terminal Reality's Infernal Engine. While the deve... read

Preview: Astro Boy

Jul 24 // 8BitBrian
Osamu Tezuka's classic title Astro Boy is an important piece of animation history -- many cite it as the birth of the modern anime, with its debut on TV in 1963 (the manga started in 1952). And now, the character is getting a... read feature

E3 09: Gaming orgy of the damned caught on camera

Jun 12
Something amazing happened at E3 this year. Through a combination of deceit, determination, and pure luck, I managed to capture on video an amazing series of events; a daisy chain of game developers playing each others stuff,... read

E3 09: High Voltage interview part two: Gladiator A.D.

Jun 12
Where The Conduit is exciting because it promises to be the first fully featured online FPS on the Wii, and The Grinder looks promising for it's co-op and horror/comedy combo, Gladiator A.D.'s claim to fame is being damn stra... read

E3 09: High Voltage interview part one: The Grinder

Jun 11
Jesus Christ, The Grinder looks awesome.I'm not a big fan of the FPS genre, but when a game brings this much to the table, it doesn't matter what genre it's in. The Grinder combines the knowingly over-the-top horror/comedy of... read
After I played Gladiator A.D., I checked out High Voltage’s upcoming Wii-exclusive FPS (built on the same stuff The Conduit is packing) The Grinder. Like we said earlier, it’s a game heavily influenced by Left 4 D... read feature

E3 09: Gladiator A.D. is ridiculously bloody, also fun

Jun 03
Gladiator A.D. is what you think it is. You control a hardened warrior equipped with a sword and shield. But it’s the little things that make High Voltage’s upcoming Wii-exclusive fighter stand out.My demo of the ... read

Conduit dev copying Left 4 Dead in new Wii game

May 27
The boys at Conduit studioHigh Voltage have seen what Left 4 Dead did for first-person zombie co-op, and they like it. So much so, in fact, that they've decided to simply copy Valve's immensely popular shooter and put it on t... read

Pre-E3 09: IGN reveals High Voltage's Gladiator A.D.

May 25
A few weeks back, Jim showed you a fuzzy, "decoded" piece of production art for an as-of-then unannounced Wii game. Well, the game is unannounced no more. It's called Gladiator A.D., and it looks so normal (by video... read

High Voltage showing two new Wii games at E3

May 02
The crap that High Voltage gets the Wii to do is pretty amazing. Looking at The Conduit in person you can tell that they've accomplished some pretty amazing stuff on the Wii graphically. Time to call it day and ride out your ... read
At New York Comic Con, heads were turning at Sega's booth space. Illinois-based developer High Voltage had brought along their upcoming Wii-exclusive first-person shooter, The Conduit.Designed from the ground up to take advan... read feature

Conduit gets zero local multiplayer, Nintendo cockblocks LAN support

Feb 09
For a system that is known more about "family" bollocks and not for its online support, you could be forgiven for assuming without confirmation that local multiplayer would be a given in any Wii game. Sadly, however... read

Industry is 'dazzled by bling' according to Conduit developer

Feb 06
Eric Nofsinger, chief creative officer at High Voltage, has criticized what he believes to be the short-sightedness of game developers. He's accused games of having bloated budgets with little regard to the future, claiming t... read

Preview: Evasive Space

Dec 12 // Samit Sarkar
As Jim and many others have noted, WiiWare hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm. A few early games like LostWinds held immense promise for the service, but since then, quality WiiWare titles have been like diamonds i... read feature

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