Wii FPS guns for 360-level graphics

High Voltage Software has unveiled a brand new first-person shooter for Wii called The Conduit and is aiming to make the best looking game on Wii.

"Most of the games on the Wii look like crap. We want to change that, so we've invested heavily in our Wii tech over the past year," said CEO Kerry Ganofsky in an interview with IGN.

The upcoming Wii game The Conduit takes place in the present day, where Washington finds itself at the centre of an extraterrestrial attack. Taking on the role of Agent Ford, players must get to the heart of the invasion whilst fighting aliens off in standard shooter fashion.

High Voltage Software's previous work, including 50 Cent: Bulletproof and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, isn't known for ground-breaking graphics. Nevertheless, Ganofsky hopes that The Conduit will both change that perception and show more traditional games can be successful on Wii.

"There is this pervasive and cyclical argument that Wii consumers don't want mature titles, when there aren't those types of products available to them," said Ganofsky. "And even more frustrating is the claim that Wii consumers only care about great gameplay.

"Of course they care about gameplay, but we believe if given the choice, they would want great graphics as well. It's just a cop out. With Conduit, we are trying to make a Wii game that looks like a 360 title."

Courtesy of CVG.

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Apr 18, 2008