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Teyon Announces Heavy Fire for WiiWare

Posted by Sean Aaron

Lightgun action in the war-torn Middle East

Teyon has just sent word that their new WiiWare game Heavy Fire: Special Operations is well into development. When we first reported on Teyon's upcoming releases it wasn't clear what kind of game Heavy Fire was going to be, but it's now been revealed to be a lightgun-style shooter set in an unnamed war-torn Middle Eastern country.

Wii Zapper and local multiplayer support is confirmed and you'll not only be doing battle on-foot but also from vehicles like Humvees and Blackhawk helicopters for a bit of variety. Screenshots show the use of some nice-looking textures for a WiiWare game with items to destroy beyond men in black masks. Whilst there are certainly plenty of lightgun games on the service we cannot think of any with a modern war setting (at least not any good ones), so we're curious to see how this turns out.

You can read the press release in full below:

Teyon, a successful video games developer and publisher, unveiled today the forthcoming production Heavy Fire: Special Operations.

Enlist the elite special forces unit in a new on-rail shooter for WiiWare™. Grab your Wii Remote™ or Wii Zapper™ and take out enemies in a single-player mode or use the additional firepower of your friend in a multi-player. Blaze through stages using your light-gun from the ground, Humvee or Blackhawk. Get additional points for smashing the environment. Rise in the military ranks and get more and more powerful weapons differing in features and controls.
You will need a quick trigger-finger to complete extremely dangerous levels and restore the balance of the terrorized region in the Middle East. Play to finish the game or just to improve your best score.

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User Comments (21)

Imerion

#3

Imerion said:

Looks impressive! While I had prefered a game where I could walk around myself, I don't have anything against rail-shooters. Co-Op support is good to have too, and the textures indeed do look nice. I have my hopes up!

accc

#4

accc said:

Looks a hell of a lot better than the iphone ports that have been crapping up the service lately :p

Objection

#6

Objection said:

I love lightgun games. Hope that it strikes a good balance in difficulty, price, and content!

MeloMan

#7

MeloMan said:

Yeah, I've played HotD:O to death and need a new rail shooter to get into. This looks pretty ambitious for a WiiWare game, but hey, if Rage of the Gladiator can push WiiWare AND produce quality, then I'll keep an eye on this one...

brandonbwii

#8

brandonbwii said:

Slightly disappointed because I recall reading about this being unlike anything else on Wii for the hardcore. Surprise, surprise, it's another rail-shooter.

Tbh, I haven't played a truly great rail-shooter since Time Crisis 3, and HOTD:O was the worst in the series imo. However, I did like Ghost Squad and hopefully this will deliver.

bro2dragons

#9

bro2dragons said:

this could be good. rail shooters certainly have a fun to them that lacks the depth there ought to be in a retail title. and the graphics look decent, as well.

seems it might be a tad on the touchy side, though... granted, i haven't played Modern Warfare, so i don't know how that plays out, but the explicit Islam references seem to me like this could be a bit of a controversial release. kinda surprising, anyway.

Chrono_Cross

#16

Chrono_Cross said:

Looks good. Hoping it's going to be cheap.

Though the real question is how are these graphics so good on WiiWare?
Hope this doesn't mean the games too short.

brandonbwii

#17

brandonbwii said:

It looks like the giant cross hair virus from Dead Space Extraction lives on with this game, lol.

Imerion

#19

Imerion said:

Just remembered that Ghost Squad had four player co-op. A bit crazy, but still fun. That would be nice to have in this game as well. Though I am still happy with only two players.

Vinsanity

#20

Vinsanity said:

Looks pretty good, especially for Wiiware. Light gun games belong on downloadable platforms and should stay away from retail if you ask me. Wish it were a different genre though; maybe a strategy/shooter hybrid like a downloadable Valkyria Chronicles.

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