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High Voltage Confirms Evasive Space For WiiWare

Posted by Damien McFerran

YUKE’S of America and High Voltage Software are kicking off their working relationship by announcing a new WiiWare game called Evasive Space.

In the game it will be your task to guide Konki through 20 stages of mazes and obstacles in five different environments. Predictably there will be more than a few obstacles along the way, including treacherous landmarks and hostile enemies. A multiplayer mode is also promised, so you can compare you path-finding skills against your friends.

Some highlights of this new shooter, launching exclusively for WiiWare:

  • Pilot Konki through 20 missions spanning 5 different environments
  • Top-down shooter with creative use of the Wii Remote’s infrared pointer capabilities used to pilot your ship
  • Pick up items and upgrades to enhance controls and chances of accomplishing your mission
  • Four person multiplayer matches locally on your home console
  • Compete for best times with online leaderboards

Nate Fitt, Marketing Manager of YUKE’S Company of America, had this to say about the deal:

We’re seeing some great digital distribution methods that allow us the opportunity to deliver fun games to consumers at an affordable price. Evasive Space is our debut on the wonderful WiiWare platform for the world’s most popular game console, the Nintendo Wii™ system. The game will stay true to the nature of the platform by offering an engaging and addictive space adventure that both casual players and hardcore gamers will appreciate.

Kerry J. Ganofsky of High Voltage Software also had some nice things to say:

This is our first game published by YUKE’S Company of America, and we’re looking forward to kicking off our relationship with the success of Evasive Space. We’ve had great experiences developing and distributing games through WiiWare, and we hope that our newfound cooperation with YUKE’S will deliver some great new games and generate positive results for both of our companies as we take advantage of new digital distribution opportunities.

All sounds rather positive to us. Let’s hope the game is up to scratch. It’s expected in January and will cost you 1000 Wii points, squire.

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gameking23

#1

gameking23 said:

Yah first post. :)

This game sounds cool have to wait for more information before I make up my mind.

Djungelurban

#5

Djungelurban said:

Yuke's you mean? Primarily they make wrestling games... Which is why I'm not really ecstatic about this news...

DazzaAdmin

#7

Dazza said:

It's really a High Voltage game guys. Yukes are simply publishing it seems. They have a pretty good track record on WiiWare and also are developing the Conduit so I have high hopes for this one.

LinktotheFuture

#8

LinktotheFuture said:

My favorite wrestling game is Pro Wrestling for the NES. Simple game, but I like the different wrestlers and their special moves, especially the Back Brain Kick!

gameking23

#10

gameking23 said:

Normaly Nintendo gives the publisher of the game credit. So is this a High Voltage game or a Yukes game?

PALgamer

#14

PALgamer said:

Why don't they publish it themselves? They must need funding.
Since High Voltage isn't publishing it (alone?), let's see if Yuke does a better job than them at getting this games over here, 'cause HV's other games are a lost hope.

Wiiloveit

#15

Wiiloveit said:

I'm not usually for one word responses, but this time I think it fits just perfectly...

Meh.

Terra

#17

Terra said:

"Let's see if Yuke does a better job than them at getting this games over here"
That's exactly what i was thinking. Maybe if this is released in Europe and it is successful, HVS will get a move on with their other games. I do like the sound of this game and if it gets released in Europe, i'll look into it.

Wiiloveit

#18

Wiiloveit said:

The only one of their games that I'm honestly bothered about is the racing one - mainly because of the promise of expanding the game via DLC, and playing the game online.
I think these guys are just the icing on the "European Hatred" cake.

shadows262

#20

shadows262 said:

@objection blaster
the conduit looks sooo awesome cant wait for it
but it doesnt come out until may 20
P.S. im so going to the midnight sale if there is one

AlexSays

#21

AlexSays said:

the conduit looks sooo awesome cant wait for it
but it doesnt come out until may 20
No it doesn't.
The game doesn't have a release date.
Until you can provide a link, I'll have to ask you to stop spreading rumors.

As for this game...
I'll wait until High Voltage actually makes a good game before I get excited about anything they have to offer.
So far they're 0 for 2 on WiiWare. Any baseball fans out there will know that's not a great percentage.

Objection

#22

Objection said:

"The game doesn't have a release date.
Until you can provide a link, I'll have to ask you to stop spreading rumors"
Sad to say, you're probably right. The closest thing to a release date I've heard is Q1 2009 but I think only that last word may be accurate.

AlexSays

#24

AlexSays said:

I've heard March of 09 a lot. Which would be okay. That's only like four months away.
Hopefully they take their time though. From what I've heard, it sounds promising, and I'd hate for them to waste all that development time by releasing a game that's not 100% finished.

shadows262

#27

shadows262 said:

@mr. cheez
thanx for backing me up man
@alexsays
march 09? may 09.
video games etc out were i live has a list of all the wii releases and it said The Conduit-may 20 2009
as for Madworld 3-4-09
anyone getting Animal Crossing City Folk?

MayhemStaff

#28

Mayhem said:

I think WHETHER you can get Animal Crossing is the more pertinent question... massive over ordering by the sounds of it.

As for Evasive Space, I'll reserve judgement until seeing some shots and video footage...

AlexSays

#29

AlexSays said:

video games etc out were i live has a list of all the wii releases
And that's wrong.
All those dates are wrong.
They're called guesses, or placeholders. That way retailers can sell preorders to people because they have a date.

The publishers of those games have not given any info on a release date, so all your dates are wrong. Sorry.

Mr. Cheez says so Shadows was completely wrong.
And then...
Shadows says to Mr. Cheez thanx for backing me up man
Yeah I don't understand it either.

shadows262

#30

shadows262 said:

ya well ill believe them before you
especially when their list says Animal Crossing City Folk comes out Nov. 16 which it does and i got it reserved r-tard
let alone Star wars L.S.D comes out in a couple days

AlexSays

#31

AlexSays said:

Because Nintendo announced Animal Crossing's release date a long time ago. lol
Those other games aren't coming out for several months, and THEIR publishers haven't given a date.

Sorry I can't dumb this down enough for you to understand.
Have a nice day, I guess.

XCWarrior

#32

XCWarrior said:

Can't wait to see some screens and a trailer. I liked Gyrostarr, Conduit looks like an "A" quality titles, Animalas de le Muerte...

High Voltage is doing good stuff. Keep it up.

Objection

#33

Objection said:

@shadows-I'm afraid you have delivered a shipment of fail to this article. You should just walk away from this one. Also, "r-tard"? Really?
Alexsays said (lol) "Sorry I can't dumb this down enough for you to understand. Have a nice day, I guess." OWCH. BURN.

ness

#34

ness said:

I have to see some impressions to form a real opinion, but it sounds interesting.

Wiiloveit

#35

Wiiloveit said:

@AlexSays: I completely agree with, and understand, you. Let's leave these n00bs to keep themselves happy.
@ILoveWii: Hmmm... your name sounds familiar. I can't quite put my finger on why...

Clayfrd

#36

Clayfrd said:

Wiiloveit - If you're being sarcastic about the name thing, please share who you think it is. I feel like I'm missing something...

I really can't tell what this game is about...

@shadows - The bottom line is that you shouldn't trust anyone but the publisher/developer. Crazy, I know. Wait until HV gives a date for the game, then talk. I asked a game store (who shall remain nameless) for a release date once, and they were wrong by several days. You also used the term "let alone" in the wrong context. You could use some grammar check-ups too. Try this...
"Yeah, well I'll believe them before you, especially since their list says Animal Crossing City Folk comes out Nov. 16, which it does, and I have a copy reserved, stupid.
Don't forget this completely unrelated sentence. Star wars Lightsaber Duels comes out in a couple days."

Seriously, that's annoying. I probably changed 30 things. At least throw in some periods so I can read it :|. Anyway, my spell of rudeness is over :).

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