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XGen Studios WiiWare title in 'Early 2008'

Posted by Damien McFerran

Canadian developer XGen Studios has recently been approved by Nintendo to produce software for the upcoming WiiWare portal.

Skye Boyes, president of XGen Studios, had this to say about the announcement:

We're thrilled to announce that the classic game play enjoyed by millions is coming to your living room in the form of a new title with compelling additions. We're taking advantage of the creative freedom afforded by WiiWare to bring fans a captivating co-op game, with great competitive elements and irresistibly charming art direction.

The game in question is coming in ‘early 2008’, which further fuels speculation that we may see the unveiling of the WiiWare service as soon as March.

Check out XGen's official website here.

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User Comments (12)



Boredom_v2_2 said:

I checked out the website and i played a couple of games that said Wii compatible. Do they mean they'll put those games with the Wii logo as Wiiware games or does it just mean it's for the Internet Channel?



Dazza said:

They'll be downloadable games from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop. Sort of like Everyone Votes is now, except an actual game and something you pay for!



ChinSpin said:

does anyone know that one game where you are a stick figure and you find different kinds of weapons to kill each other.And it has a top view like the first grand theft auto also it was made by xgen studios.If anyone knows the name of the game please tell me because I want to play it again.



JNoodles said:

Just let me tell you, I visited the site briefly this morning on the Internet Channel and their games actually look... good! I'm hoping that 'hit game' is Stick RPG 2 or something along those lines. Paladin wouldn't hurt either but, it is new and is no way a 'classic' yet.



Tim said:

The XGen games on their site feel more like ShovelWare than WiiWare to me.

I don't know how you guys can enjoy playing stick figure games. I have played so many games since the 16-bit era (early 90s) that games like XGen's don't introduce anything epic to me in the form of game play or story and thus can't keep my interest.

Well, if you truly enjoy them then I'm happy for you because nothing beats a game you personally like.



Bass_X0 said:

I have big hopes for Wii Ware. I'll probably end up being disappointed though.

Like I would love to see a Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 level editor for example which you could send your creations to others who also have the level editor.



JNoodles said:

"Like I would love to see a Super Mario World or Super Mario Bros. 3 level editor for example which you could send your creations to others who also have the level editor."

...THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I guess I've said enough.

Except, what about Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and Yoshi's Story? I would also like to see the Sonic the Hedgehog (1-3D), Streets of Rage (1-3), soon-to-be VC bound Smash Bros., and Kid Icarus gain level editors/creators themselves.



thekicker said:

@ Chinspin. the game is called stick arena. well i hope Xgen makes a good game. @ Tim. Thats why they aren't making it a software title.



The_shoemaker said:

So you'll be buying games that you can play on the internet for free? WTF? It better come with at least 4 games, and some added stuff.



rhytwo said:

I'm hoping for stick arena 2! I don't like stick RPg or alot of flash games but Stick arena is my faverite Flash game



Boredom_v2_2 said:

I bet March's issue (well in the month of February) of Nintendo Power will have more info about Wiiware games. Maybe even some info on this company.

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