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New Details About EA's Wii-Exclusive Spore: Hero Unveiled

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288w ago - Set for release this fall, the Wii version of EA's universe-creating "Spore" is designed for adventure and a heavy use of motion control.

To quote: Few games have transitioned from the PC to the Wii. There is no "World of Warcraft" Wii, no "Company of Heroes" Wii, not even – yet – a "Peggle" Wii. But EA has been trying, first with "MySims" for Nintendo's home system and, coming this fall, "Spore Hero."

EA has shed almost no light on "Spore Hero" since announcing it in January as part of the 2009 line-up of "Spore" spin-offs. MTV Multiplayer can change that today.

Last month in Las Vegas, I met with the general manager for EA's "Spore" and "Sims" studio, Lucy Bradshaw, who talked to me, among other things, about how "Spore" for the Wii is taking shape.

Bradshaw said that this "Spore" for the Wii was built from the ground up. She described a game comprised of a significantly beefed-up version of "Spore"'s creature stage, served with a heavy helping of motion control.

The game brings the PC game's full creature editor and procedural animation system, enabling gamers to assemble their beasts from a Potato-Head's worth of parts. The mouse-driven interface of the editing tools in the PC game turns...
 

EA Announces Dead Space Extraction Exclusive for the Wii

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291w ago - EA boss John Riccitiello [Register or Login to view links] Dead Space for the Wii in a single sentence during an conference call earlier this month. Today, EA makes the game official and offers details as well.

Press Release: EA Announces Dead Space Extraction Exclusive for the Wii

All-New Hero, Story and Characters Extend the Dead Space Universe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed Dead Space™ Extraction, an all-new chapter from the studio that delivered the award-winning action-horror Dead Space game.

Built from the ground up and developed exclusively for the Wii™, Dead Space Extraction is a prequel that reveals the events leading up to Isaac Clarke's mission on the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space game released in 2008. Dead Space Extraction will marry the innovative motion controls of the Wii Remote with a frenetic first person perspective to create a new action-packed horror experience.

Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space.

The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction...
 

THQ Ships Wii-Exclusive Deadly Creatures to Retailers

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292w ago - Deadly Creatures is a 3rd person action-thriller set amidst a desert-world of venomous terror, exclusively for Wii. Players control an armored Scorpion and a deadly Tarantula as they fight for survival against gila monsters, lizards, black widows and many more terrifying creatures.

Featuring intuitive motion controls and a deep, combo-based combat system, Deadly Creatures is a thrilling mix of brutal, creature-crushing action and suspenseful exploration of vast 360 degree desert and man-made environments. Gamers will explore this darkly compelling story through the eyes of two of the world's most deadly creatures.

Press Release: GOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Rainbow Studios today announced Deadly Creatures is shipping to retail outlets worldwide, bringing a cinematic and immersive game-play experience to Nintendo's innovative Wii system.

Featuring the voice talents of Academy Award Winning actor Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award Nominated actor Dennis Hopper, Deadly Creatures takes players on an epic, cinematic journey from the perspective of both a Tarantula and Scorpion presenting unique combat and exploration possibilities. Deadly Creatures is available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

"Deadly Creatures takes a...
 

The Conduit Returns - First Exclusive Video out!

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330w ago - We've been hinting at first footage for High Voltage Software's The Conduit ever since its unveiling a few weeks back, but we're finally able to pull the curtain back on it.

For those that haven't been following the game thus far, The Conduit is a futuristic first-person shooter built from the ground up specifically for Wii but High Voltage Software. The game embraces classic FPS control on the Wii, utilizing IR control for aiming, and a few new elements such as the "all-seeing eye" to uncover mysterious alien elements throughout the world.

In this initial gameplay trailer, we follow the main character's introduction into an underground plot that may in fact take over Washington D.C. and eventually, the world. Within the trailer you can see the SCAR rifle in action, some quick pistol work, a few of the environments from the game, and some tricks involving the all-seeing eye.

We'll have more on The Conduit soon, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled as production continues on this Wii-specific first-person shooter.

We've been getting small updates from the developer, but as of yet there's still no publisher officially announced for The Conduit as of yet. If you're an interested Wii gamer, be sure to weigh in on our comments section below, and show your support for one of Wii's top...
 
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