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New Conduit 2 Trailer Suitably Full of Bombs, Bullets and Bombast

Posted by James Newton

Let the action commence

Conduit 2 will launch in February, but you can get yourself all geared up in advance with this new trailer showing off some of the new weapons and arenas available in the upcoming sequel.

Conduit 2 looks like maintaining the prequel's reputation for outstanding graphics: if it can improve on some of the things The Conduit got wrong this could be a strong contender for the Wii FPS crown.

Sega claims it's "Bigger, Bolder, Better" – judge for yourself with this trailer.

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King_Boo said:

If skyward sword comes out early next year, but after this, I'll pretty much have a solid year's worth of gaming, with 3DS also getting a chunk of my time.



Oregano said:

So what 2011 games are there?

This, Mario Sports Mix, Kirby's Epic Yarn(EU here), Skyward Sword and hopefully some localisations? Could be better but I need to save money for the 3DS anyway!



Streakk said:

Gameplay looks just as slick as the original, which is great, but I personally found the graphics in this trailer.... inconsistent. The jungle and leviathan levels look fantastic, but the other ones look a little bland and lack-luster. Well, theres still alot of time between now and February, so I'm sure theres lots of polishing. Keep up the the great work HVS!!!



Skotski said:

While it's true that all split-screen games do that, I've never really seen one get that jaggy...
I mean, hopefully that's just because they're not done with the game yet - and hopefully it's not just them not knowing how to handle split-screen well.

Let's just hope for the best and wait for better vids in 2011.



Ernest_The_Crab said:

@NintendoCoDGamer You can customize controls. One of the things the series is known for

@timp29 That'll depend on how much nostalgia you have built up for it. Though Goldeneye so far has the different (awesome) game modifiers but I haven't heard anything about Conduit 2 having anything like that yet.



leon_x said:

Looks fantastic. I can´t wait. I just want to play with my friends on splitscreen, like old times!!!



TLOZfreak said:

Art makes a game look great, even if the tech behind it is average.. Just look at Metroid Prime 3, no bump mapping or reflective, refractive or transparent water.. No matter how many tricks High voltage has, their artists are not very good



CanisWolfred said:

Generic shooter is generic. I only just watched the trailer, and I already have the killer urge to go back to my Xbox and play Halo 2.



nothankyou said:


Oh well, 3DS will suck my wallet dry, so I might get this after the price goes down.



WaveGhoul said:

It can't get anymore generic than this folks! I'd have zero interest in this if it weren't for the Wii Pointer controls. Anyways, SCFI just doesn't do anything for me...Golden Eye 007 please!



danschemen said:

they are trying to create to much hype over something that will be nowhere this good.



BulbasaurusRex said:

@15 Generic shooters only use stupid, unintuitive dual-analog controls. The amazing, super-customizable Wii controls are what give both Conduit games their hooks and keep them from being generic.



WaveGhoul said:

@Bulbasaurus Rex
I agree with you about Dual Analog...For me it actually destroys the experience for first person shooters or any game that requires you to aim with an analog stick. I've experienced the amazing-ness of Metroid Prime 3's Wii pointer/motion controls and I can't go back, there's no way in hell.

I can't even get into Dead Space right now on the PS3...It feels like I'm playing a PS2 game with Next gen graphics....I just don't feel as engaged or having as much fun as I would be with Wii Pointer controls. Anyways, if it weren't for The Conduit and Conduit 2's Wii Controls they would be completely forgettable since they have nothing original, or awesome to back them up. It's all been done so much better before, but again, HVS's saving grace are the wii pointer controls and the fact that its a 'first person shooter' which is rare genre on the Wii and it's clearly looking like a watered down Halo-esc like experience.

But ya, on another note will the new BioShock have Sony Move controls?
The same goes for Dead Space 2...THEN I'd actually be interested in those 2.



BulbasaurusRex said:

Don't judge the various mechanics just from the first game. We've yet to see much of actual gameplay and/or online footage of Conduit 2, and they've made a point of trying to address the problems with the first game.

If Conduit 2 manages to pretty much match the Halo series except for the graphical and sound quality (and certain online capabilities) that the Wii isn't capable of, and of course greatly surpassing its controls, is that bad? With the Wii's controls, what's wrong with otherwise being generic of something as great as the Halo series?



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Ian_Daemon said:

The first Conduit was cool, solid, and a little generic; the sequel looks cooler and not generic. I can't wait. Definite fun.



LuWiiGi said:

@JimLad Cool glitch.
@Doubters Please review the game AFTER it has come out (not talking to those of you who are judging the trailer).

I don't care if this is slightly generic as long as it's fun, but I am hoping it won't be too similar to XBOX shooters.



Iggy said:

Wow this looks much much better then the first. The environments all look different and the graphics look good too. I like how you can play with friends on this one but i wonder how it would work using wii remotes. If they fix the online im defentally going to buy this as soon as it comes out.



KiroX777 said:

the conduit looked crazy like this but i was greatly disappointed in the graphics and controls! no way in hell im spending my money on this game



Percentful said:

Honestly, I think it's hard for a FPS not to be "generic". In a FPS, there are always average weapons (shotgun, machine gun, sniper, pistol, rocket launcher, etc) , and it's almost always either based on a war, or themed after a futuristic battle between humans and aliens. How is a FPS supposed to stand out? By being polished?



timp29 said:

The only first person shooter I have loved in the last 10 years is return to castle wolfenstein. I'm old school



Kipper said:

well, timp29, im a goldeneye fan myself, but i am also exited for conduit 2.



M00se said:

eh looks good but ill get goldeneye instead. next year is gonna suck my wallet dry. thank god i have a job now! (im only 16 so its not like im older and need it to support a family or something)

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