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Hudson Bringing Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem to WiiWare

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Prehistoric shooting action set to hit the WiiWare service.

Hudson Entertainment has just announced that they'll be publishing Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem on Nintendo's WiiWare service.

You can check out the official press release below for more information on this upcoming WiiWare shooter release. You can also check out the screenshots of the game in action below as well.

Wii™ owners will direct the course of evolution this fall when Hudson Entertainment launches Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem. Exclusively downloadable for WiiWare™, the interspecies shooter is set to be published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American publishing arm of HUDSON SOFT. Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem is rated E10+ by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem combines classic shooter gameplay with a surreal take on evolution,” says Peter Dassenko, Producer at Hudson Entertainment. “It’s all about the survival of the fittest in this downloadable title.”

In Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem, players start as primates and battle lizardmen across the epochs, from primeval to medieval times and beyond. Players who survive each battle will evolve from a lowly monkey to an apeman, then caveman, a human knight, and finally a soldier. The combat continues to change as the lizardmen also evolve throughout the game. Co-op mode allows players to survive the onslaught together.

We'll have more information on Shootanto: Evolutionary Mayhem as it becomes available, as well as a full review when the game hits the WiiWare service.

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User Comments (23)

cheetahman91

#1

cheetahman91 said:

Oooooo... I like me a good lightgun shooter. :) The time travel aspect sounds cool too.
Don't agree with the evolution though, but it wouldn't stop me from getting this game if I wanted to get it.

Edit: 600 points?! Count me in!

longtimegamer

#2

longtimegamer said:

Is this a FPS or on rails? Hopefuy it'll be fun. Could be cool. They've had a couple of cool FPS already.

#3

said:

Seems kinda limited but ill wait for a review nontheless.

#5

said:

Hold the phone, i reconized this its one of seans first impressions. The press makes it sound like this games completly new. I don't like it when japan keeps a game from us for about a year. Japan got this in decemeber 2008. Seems outdated to me.

CorbsAdmin

#7

Corbs said:

All you have to do is check out the box up top that says "Release Dates" in it to see all of the places the game has been released. That's why we attach the game pages to these news items. :)

Djungelurban

#8

Djungelurban said:

Rather have a spiritual sequel to E.V.O.. But I've long since accepted that that won't happen.

Sean_Aaron

#9

Sean_Aaron said:

I really thought the WWII sequel would be out by now...maybe it got canned?

It's not an FPS, it's the spiritual offspring of Cabal and Blood Brothers -- check out your favourite arcade history book for more information!

paulcmnt

#11

paulcmnt said:

This sounds interesting. I can finally evolve from my ape form now. Thanks Hudson!

KnucklesSonic8

#12

KnucklesSonic8 said:

@Ezekiel: Yeah, that's what I don't get. This isn't new at all. I think the reason for the PR is because the game's slated to come out this month. 600 is a pretty good price for this.

WaLuigi1982

#13

WaLuigi1982 said:

Graphics look good enough. I think I will wait until a review or an in depth preview before making a decision on this one.

Ren

#17

Ren said:

thanks for the clarification, Sean. Now it makes sense and really is hard to describe to those who haven't played this rare game format.
I'm really excited, though, I was a cabal fanatic back in the day, especially in the arcade with the trackball, but even the nes version was pretty good with 2 player.
Anything that's even slightly like Cabal-like and has a name like "Shootanto" wins points for me as fun/repetitive/addictive, hilarious
For the uninitiated you have to look closely to see that the little monkey on the bottom of screen is actually your player and the screen stays still while you run back and forth with things coming forward at you. It's an odd but really fun format, sort of a "stand still and shoot stuff as it comes" kind of thing, with a full third person perspective. Things come in bigger and bigger waves and you may "move forward" once in a while on rails so as to change the scenery but otherwise just have one screen to move around in and fight stuff.

dgold

#19

dgold said:

What is the multi-player local co-op mode like? Split screen, or everyone shooting on the same scene screen? (I don't like split screen).

shake_zula

#22

shake_zula said:

this looks like fun, and the fact that the gameplay is simple and it contains monkeys means that i could probably get my gf playing it, which pretty much makes it a guaranteed purchase for me

Machu

#23

Machu said:

I never get tired of shooting stuff. And I always welcome something new to shoot. Hope this turns out good.

Monkeys ftw!

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