Developed by High Voltage Software, The Conduit was a first-person-shooter released exclusively on the Wii back in 2009. The game was received warmly by critics and gamers alike, and was partly promoted as a game to attract core gamers to the Nintendo Wii.
Come four years later, and the game is seeing a re-release, this time to Tegra-powered Android Devices. The game is slated to be available by the end of March this year, and the download is even free. The catch? You’re going to have to fork over some dollars to play beyond the first two missions, but even then, it’s only $5 for the full game.
The big blow here comes from High Voltage Software’s Chief Operation Officer, Eric Nofsinger, who claims that the game looks better than the original:
“The Conduit HD looks even better than the original! With the power of
the Tegra chipset, we are finally able to deliver console-quality
visuals on mobile devices.”
While its not exactly hard to out-perform most of the graphics seen on the Wii, especially with the HD capacity it lacks, its kind of sad to see a mere smartphone playing a full console game that isn’t even four years old yet. The Wii U, PS4 and Xbox 720 need to make sure they can stay well ahead of the phone market.
Here are the portable game’s features according to TegraZone:
- Pick-Up and Play Accessibility: The robust sensitivity of
the touchscreen controls gives players a seamless sense of connection
with the game.
- One of the Best Looking Games on Android: The
Conduit looked awesome on the Wii but has been further improved by the
graphics power of NVIDIA Tegra devices!
- Fearsome Enemies:
Fourteen (14) challenging human and alien creatures work against you,
and are more challenging through their use of cover and tactical
- Intense Weaponry: Unleash destruction with a huge
arsenal of eighteen (18) different weapons, many of which utilize unique
aiming and firing modes.
- Puzzle Solving Unlike Other FPS Games:
Use a device called the All Seeing Eye (ASE) to reveal concealed
objects and enemies, providing additional layers of gameplay.
Customization: The Conduit can be adjusted for your style of play
through changing the huge number of control options, layouts, and more!
Controller Support: Enjoy more traditional control by using the fully
supported Tablet Wireless Bluetooth Controller by GameStop!