The Conduit is easily one of the most egarly awaited Wii titles of 2009 but it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to get our hands on it.

Sega has confirmed that the game has been pushed back from Spring to Summer. This might be related to the fact that developer High Voltage is downsizing the multiplayer mode from 16 players to 12, presumably to make the game run better.

It’s not all bad news, however; details of the game’s multiplayer modes have been revealed; as well as the usual ‘Deathmatch’ ‘Last Man Standing’ and ‘Capture the Flag’ options, High Voltage is looking to include unique modes such as ‘Three Strikes’ (die three times and you’re out of the game); ‘Bounty Hunter’ (you have to hunt certain targets) and ‘ASE Football’ (very much like tag, where the player who can hold ASE the longest is declared the victor).

While it’s obviously a shame that such a highly anticipated game has been delayed, if it means the overall product is superior then we’re all in favour.