EXCLUSIVE Conduit screens depict three Washington DC locales

We’re ecstatic that The Conduit is about to march some proper alien-shooting onto the Wii, and as a little pre-release teaser, we’ve got a pile of exclusive screenshots depicting some of the game’s Washington DC locales. Our favorites are below, but you can always jump over to our screenshot viewer to see them all.

The White House
The United States’ most officious house is also the most popular site for alien/terrorist attacks. As usual, the invaders from another world seem to have gone off their tour path.

The Washington Monument
This famous obelisk is already pretty surreal, so it’s unsurprisingly featured in a quite a few games (Fallout 3 is the first that comes to mind). Here it is in a bit of disrepair – though when you’re actually playing, we doubt you’ll have much time to enjoy the cityscape, considering all the death-devices aimed at you.

The Library of Congress
The largest library in the world is no place for a gunfight, but try telling that to the Drudge, our future extraterrestrial overlords.

The Conduit releases next week, and we’ll be on the scene with an in-depth super review that’ll cut through the hype with our own “All-Seeing Eye.” Can a hardcore alien-blasting conspiracy thriller work on the Wii? We damn well hope so.

Jun 17, 2009


  • mastersword369 - June 22, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    and if you read the Nintendo Power review, there's a sequel on the way! Crumbdunky, thank you for that. it makes me feel less embarrassed about owning a Wii.
  • aop - June 21, 2009 2:36 a.m.

    I'm a big fan of Halo on the Xbox. My cousins and I loved to play Halo 1 and 2. Halo 3 is the only reason I want a Xbox 360. I have a Wii and the way how I see this game reminds me of when I'm playing Halo on the Xbox and when I'm playing Resident Evil on the PS2. The Conduit is a great game the Wii could have offered. When this game is released I'm definately going to buy it. If I was to rate this game I'll give it a 9.8 out of 10.
  • noofer7 - June 19, 2009 9 p.m.

    I couldn't wait for this game, but then NP gave it only a 8/10 review and said it didn't last very long, AND THEN MY WII BROKE!!!!! *cries in a corner* Damn you, summer storms!!!
  • LittleTaco - June 18, 2009 9:01 p.m.

    wow! a decent looking shooter on the Wii!? im shocked
  • disturbedanomaly36 - June 18, 2009 7:19 p.m.

    ah, did i not tell you guys some more hardcore was coming to the Wii? well, this is absolutly one game im going to gamestop for
  • Duckmaster - June 18, 2009 6:43 p.m.

    Finally! A good FPS for the Wii!!!
  • Denrok - June 18, 2009 6:18 p.m.

    I agree with crumbdunky. Also, I hope this ends up being to the Wii what Halo was to the Xbox.
  • Bossco - June 18, 2009 2:22 p.m.

    This looks good...... for a Wii game
  • cookie23q - June 18, 2009 8:30 a.m.

    ima buy this launch day even though itz 80 bux in oz
  • CRYPTONiC - June 18, 2009 2:54 a.m.

    yea this game looks hot too bad i sold my wii for an xbox 360.....
  • Pepsuber88 - June 18, 2009 12:01 a.m.

    Oh, come on SEGA, why did you put this locales in the game? Still it looks nice, and all the commercial bias made by Nintendo Power make this game a masterpeice. I hope a Halo game is made for wii.:)
  • ELpork - June 17, 2009 11:25 p.m.

    I got to watch these burn... well post burn, In fallout 3.... But another time around will be fun.
  • 360nerd - June 17, 2009 10:13 p.m.

    cant wait to play
  • vigeoman - June 17, 2009 9:49 p.m.

    i already pre-ordered the counduit it wont be a big bummer if the actuall game is kind of sucky cause im putting all my hopes for the online
  • WolfAeter - June 17, 2009 9:31 p.m.

    it looks nice and the baddies look like they are pissed off.... really pissed off
  • skyguy343 - June 17, 2009 9:27 p.m.

    i pre-ordered it. thats how much hope is riding on this game. it pretty much decides the fate of my Wii at the moment
  • crumbdunky - June 18, 2009 4:37 p.m.

    "Waaah!, It's not as pretty as Crysissssss!" they say. "Waaaaah! Halo and Killzone2 look better!" they continue. "Waaaah! Stop it!" I declare! The only really important thing for The Conduit to achieve is being the best, fullest FPS package for a console where every other FPS has failed in some areas to deliver. MP3 is a fine, fine FPS/adventure but lack of online kills it as a pure shooter, MoHH2 is ugly and even though they try hard with 32 online matches it's laggier than anything on PSN/Live while even WaW, which tried hard, was gimped at 4v4 online and has disconnection issues. The Conduit doesn't HAVE to look as sharp as KZ2, have as many online as Resistance2 or have matchmaking options and Forge like Halo3.It just needs to deliver a full SP game and a functional mp for Wii gamers as we all wanted one since the "Revolution" and it's controllers first showed up. This it will do while also pushing the hardware more than most devs have on the little white box. Dunno why people want this game to jump through impossible hoops and achieve things that many PS360 FPSs cannot manage when it's only really in competition with Wii games and there it seems to have most bases covered-controls look great(fully customisable too)and, by all accounts the MP is pretty lag free and the SP is long enough. People with no intention of playing another Wii game feel like they have to hate on HVS, why? Because they're trying? Cos they hate the Wii? Cos the Wii doen't deserve decent gaming options? Whatever, if the online does work then it's, like Halo CE was for Xbox 1, the first full package FPS for it's system.
  • PS360Rulez - June 18, 2009 9:26 a.m.

    Looks very plain. The environments and most of the weapons seem generic. I was hoping this game would pan out as awsome as they claimed but to me the graphics dont seem any better than Halo 2 which came out like 5 years ago so im not that upset that I dont own a wii.
  • cookie23q - June 18, 2009 8:30 a.m.

    btw oz is australia sorry

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