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Heavy Fire Heads to Retail with Heavy Fire: Afghanistan

Posted by James Newton

WiiWare series gets boxed-in

So far on WiiWare we've had Heavy Fire: Special Operations and the upcoming Heavy Fire: Black Arms from Teyon, but the series is heading to retail in the form of Heavy Fire: Afghanistan.

Publisher Mastiff Games will be bringing the game Stateside, with the official description reading thus:

Enemy Contact. Open fire! Defend the base. Lock down the streets of the local town. Hunt down the enemy in the forests. Rescue the hostages from the caves. Sweep the enemies out of the mountains.

Fly in helicopters. Ride in tanks and trucks. Take it to the ground and get up close and personal with the enemy. Your objective is simple: Grab the biggest gun you can find, then knock out the enemy with your Heavy Fire!

The series is branching out to other platforms too, with Teyon releasing Heavy Fire: Afghanistan on Move and even getting in on the action on Xbox 360, with the button-less Heavy Fire: Afghanistan on Kinect.

It'll be interesting to see what Teyon achieves outside of the restrictive constraints of WiiWare.

[via mastiff-games.com]

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User Comments (26)

RaylaxStaff

#1

Raylax said:

Heavy Fire: Afghanistan? Isn't that a little...tasteless? We've still got troops actually over there.
Then again, I thought the airport terrorism scene in MW2 was a pretty pathetic profit-through-controversy stunt too.

Deviant_Mugen

#2

Deviant_Mugen said:

The subtitle will get changed, Raylax, just like the Taliban were renamed to "opposing force" in Medal of Honor...

irken004

#6

irken004 said:

They can get games like this on retail, but not something like Super Meat Boy? Mind-boggling.

RaylaxStaff

#7

Raylax said:

@6: This will sell because it's got a man with a gun on the front.

KrazyKain

#8

KrazyKain said:

reserving judgement till after I play black arms.

I beleive in giving indie studios a second chance to learn from the mistakes in the first game

edhe

#9

edhe said:

@Mugen

It'll definitely get changed when/if it comes to the UK.

I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but our tabloids will surely kick up a storm if a video game entitled "Heavy Fire: Afghanistan" is released here.

That is to say whether it'll be released in the UK. I imagine the troops will be exclusively American, so they might not flip out too much.

HeroOfTime007

#11

HeroOfTime007 said:

Oh how tasteless, you know you cant use real things in a modern warfare game, put generic enemy terrorists like Ghost Squad. Or avoid realism and do zombies, dinosaurs, or zombie dinosaurs. I don't like Rail Shooters that much, if Xbox 1 could handle real Dead Space then it could have been done for Wii...

Sneaker13

#12

Sneaker13 said:

The first game on WiiWare is a absolute smashing hit in Mexico (number one for ages), the current number 3 in Sweden and Holland and in Norwegian it was in forth place last week. I'm curious what they are going to do though with more space then 40 MB.

Arcader18

#13

Arcader18 said:

@Mugen...yeah, but the Taliban name was OK until they discover that if they kept that name, in multiplayer, the Taliban team can kill Americans and some soldier families were complaining that was an insult to their men in the battlefield... if it wasn't for that multiplayer thing we were happily killing some talibans...what a disgust of companies that keep making games were everything that doesn't speak enlish is a threat to the entire world...exponentially people from the Far East.. :s.
And about the game itself, its just another copycat of what Modern Warfare established years ago but with this on rails thing...ill be sticking to MotoHeroz instead (:

HeroOfTime007

#14

HeroOfTime007 said:

@13
The Taliban, "op for", or whatever terrorist in a modern warfare game, are not a threat just because they don't speak English or because Zbigniew Brzezinski funds Osama bin laden. Learn basic facts. And this game cant be a copy of Modern Warfare if its theme is already real and used 10 times before. They simply share the same source, Modern Warfare.

Wolfenstein83

#16

Wolfenstein83 said:

I thought the game was fun for five bucks, and it got really challenging.
But why the heck would they put this on a disc?
It's too short to be sold like that, unless they add more to the game, maybe some outdoor action...oh wait, it says that already.
Wait, huh?
I guess the censors won't allow it to say Terrorist Killing Action!

Kyloctopus

#17

Kyloctopus said:

Not a bunch of Dsiware/Wiiware that are also retails. I bet not alot of people know about
Tetris Party Deluxe

KDR_11k

#19

KDR_11k said:

You'd think the abysmal failure of Dead Space Extraction would have scared publishers away from rail shooters but it looks like instead they're making MORE rail shooters.

Sneaker13

#21

Sneaker13 said:

@19. But House of the Dead Overkill and the two Resident Evil shooters did very well.

SKTTR

#22

SKTTR said:

Cool title. More of this controverse stuff please. Show how bad war is. Name it! Take us to Afghanistan! Make it bloody realistic. Don't care about the sissies. Authenticity wakes us. Stop the War! Peace!!

The WiiWare version Heavy Fire: Special Operations is #1 on the WiiWare Top 20 in Germany and other countries for several weeks now. It's just a railshooter with good graphics and some RPG elements for only 500 points. What more do you want from this genre? Wii is a great console for railshooters and lightgun games!

Arcader18

#23

Arcader18 said:

@HeroOfTime007 Yeah you're right, of course that theme was used before but no one had such a massive success like MW, and before MW I can't mention how many games have tried to grapple to the success of COD...this is just another one of them. @19 (: Well i beat that game and IMO it was pretty well done I didn't know it was a complete fail..well...and yes...nothing like House of the Dead Overkill...i just wish it lasted longer ):

KDR_11k

#24

KDR_11k said:

The sales of Extraction were notorious, it had a first week of 9000 sales.

Vinsanity

#25

Vinsanity said:

I really hope this doesn't succeed just because some dumb, so-called "hardcore gamers" see yet another military game on the shelves and picks it up. I am so damn sick of US military shooters ruling the market. And I'm glad that 2011 is going to see more creative, unique, colorful and super fun shooters than military ones. Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem Forever, Resistance Retribution, Crysis 2, and even the Wii gets in on it with the much improved-looking Conduit 2...any of these games deserve more success than "US military shooter no.221".

Especially a mere collection of on-rails shooters.

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