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Conduit 2 Weapons Trailer!

Today we have an all new trailer showing off some of the weapons you’ll be using in the upcoming Conduit 2 game from Sega and High Voltage Software. There’s been some massive improvements in firepower since you last visited the Conduit universe and we’re quite thrilled to show you a few of them in action.

By far, one of the best is the Eclipse Rifle, a weapon that is your best counter to those annoying camping snipers, all the while allowing you to be one of those annoying camping snipers! Watch the video for more, there’s plenty to see and get excited about!

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Just imagine the possibilities in Multiplayer … heh – it’s going to be fun! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy today at Gamestop and pick up your special edition with Art Book and other extras!

 
   
   
 

Conduit 2 – HVS talks the Story and Game Intro

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Hi everyone! This is Eric Stoll, Lead Designer on Conduit 2 and I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to write this blog detailing the opening cinematic of Conduit 2 that was released recently. I’ve been with High Voltage Software for almost eight years and let me tell you, Conduit 2 is far and away the biggest production we’ve ever undertaken and it’s been an absolute blast to work on!

Eric Stoll of High Voltage Software

The Story So Far…

Conduit 2 is the sequel to 2009’s The Conduit, continuing the story of Michael Ford, a Secret Agent who saved the President’s life when the rest of the security detail that he was a part of went rogue.

Michael was then lured into joining “The Trust”, a secret government organization run by John Adams, whose hunger for power ultimately pushed Michael away. Michael was then contacted by a conspirator identified as Prometheus. Together, the two unraveled a massive conspiracy of galactic proportions. John Adams was an alien and he had been developing alien-human hybrid soldiers, known as the Drudge, in order to take over the world, starting with Washington D.C.

After the invasion started, Prometheus sacrificed himself and placed his essence into the All Seeing Eye (ASE), a mysterious alien device with strange powers. Michael eventually found John Adams in a bunker located below the city but Adams was ready and had a trap waiting for him. As a momentous battle raged between Michael and the Drudge soldiers, Adams escaped through a conduit.

Standing in Adams’ bunker as the invasion of Washington D.C. rages above him, starring at the strange conduit in front of him, Michael had only one choice. Follow the bastard and finish this once and for all.

This is where Conduit 2’s opening cinematic begins…

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So What’s New?

With this cinema, we hope to draw an emotional response from the player, invoking a sense of awe and wonder as they look forward to the game by demonstrating interesting locations and foreshadowing gameplay and potential bosses.

In The Conduit, Michael Ford’s story took place mostly in Washington D.C. For Conduit 2, we’ve expanded the scope of the game dramatically, adding locations all across the globe. In the intro cinematic, as Ford stands in the ruins of Adams’ D.C. bunker, Ford steps through the conduit and you can immediately see what Ford sees travelling through the “worm hole”.

Conduit 2 Intro

We immediately cut to underwater shots of a strange alien craft, submerged at the bottom of the ocean. As it begins to power up, we hear a female voice foreshadowing events to come. This woman can be found inside the crashed ship, but what her role is in what’s to come has yet to be revealed… She goes on to say that Ford has “doomed us all”. That statement hints at one of the epic moments that players will enjoy as they progress through the game.

Also under water you see the protector of the crashed ship, a colossal sea serpent, known as the Leviathan. He’s a 100-foot tall monster with devastating firepower that’s been drawn to the oil rig for some reason. A reason that Ford will soon discover…

Conduit 2 Intro

As the cinema winds to a close, you see a conduit on the oil rig activate with a brilliant flash of light and a cut to the game’s title. This leads directly into gameplay with an unarmed, disoriented Ford waking up on a rain-soaked deck in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean!

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We hope you enjoyed this blog!  Be sure to head on over to Gamestop and pre-order Conduit 2 today and also head on over to our forums to discuss it with fellow fans!

 
   
   
 

Conduit 2 Intro Trailer Revealed

Conduit 2 fans rejoice, today we reveal new video footage of High Voltage Software’s Wii FPS! The video, which features a cinematic look at Conduit details the ending from Conduit 1 and the intro for Conduit 2. Along the way, you’ll be treated to some things to come … I’m trying my best not to spoil the video, which you can see in full below:

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In addition, we have some new screens for you! See some below, and the rest on our Flickr set.

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Conduit 2 Gamestop Limited Edition

Conduit 2 Limited Edition

Announced today, Gamestop and SEGA are very happy to show off the Conduit 2 Limited Edition! Featuring both in and out of game gear, the Limited Edition will give you some tasty swag to show off. In game, you’ll be feared online even more with your Gold Destroyer Armor and will grab secrets and unlockables faster with a special All Seeing Eye that works at twice the speed. Out of game, you’ll be treated to a signature 44 page art book featuring a detailed look at the creation of Conduit 2 from the good folks at High Voltage Software. Pick it up today!

 
   
   
 

Conduit 2 Preview Roundup!

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Conduit 2 is making the rounds across the internet and definitely raising some eyebrows in the process. After recent showings at press events and tours, the upcoming sequel to the High Voltage Software Wii release is showing how much bigger and better it is going to be for fans everywhere. Read on for a taste and click in for the full details, including some new reveals!

Dual Shockers had a chance to sit down with Eric Nofsinger, see the full interview here:

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Bitmob.com has a new favorite gun in Conduit 2 and some impressions on what to expect graphically:

And the scenery is shockingly good. The nation’s capital, currently a torn-down warzone occupied by vicious alien Drudge and traitorous Trust soldiers, sports graphics rivaling some games on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The opening cutscene is easily one of the more impressive visuals I’ve ever seen on the Wii.

In a post about a recent screenshot release, the Official Nintendo Magazine also had some kind words regarding the look of Conduit 2:

…judging by these great new screenshots, it looks like it could definitely be one of the best looking Wii shooters around.


Gamespot noted some of the upcoming environmental and weapon changes in the upcoming sequel:

Some changes to the core gameplay have been added as well, including the ability to flip objects over for impromptu cover and alternate fire options for most of the guns. Some of these that we saw looked pretty cool…

EGM was really impressed with the recent showing of Conduit 2:

…Conduit 2 still surpasses its predecessor in just about every way imaginable – a feat that shouldn’t be discounted just because it’s easy to stand tall among the console’s countless party-game bundles.

Destructoid’s look at the game reveals a ton of new information about the game, including …

The game has so many additions and improvements, it’s hard to even know where to begin. Just looking at my notes on is overwhelming. First off, High Voltage actually rewrote the way that the Wii outputs sound in order to make the Conduit 2 sound better than any other Wii title.

Co-Optimus.com has a lengthy article with a ton of new information, such as …

The developers showed off a gun that makes the wielder invisible, and they also told us about a shield gun, a gun that can shoot through walls, and a sticky-target gun. High Voltage is definitely going all-out with the weapons, trying to make each one have a different feel and making them all fun to use.

We’re really excited to see such great feedback on what we think is going to be an epic outing on the Wii. Conduit 2 ships this February, be on the look out for more news and information!

 
   
   
 

Conduit 2 Fan Art – Cake Edition

Conduit fans are a hardcore bunch, always looking for ways to show off their love for the High Voltage Software Wii Shooter. Recently we came across the fansite HVS-Network that features a wide range of fan content and community offerings. In a recent effort, cakes were crafted and sent on to the HVS team to enjoy, while they work hard on the upcoming Conduit 2:

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There’s more to be seen over at the Hvs-Network fansite, check them out!

We’ve got more to post on all things from the Conduit community, so stay on the lookout from more incoming blogs!

 
   
   
 

New Conduit 2 Trailer and Release Date!

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SEGA and High Voltage Software are very happy to announce Conduit 2’s new release date of February 2011! Come next year, you’ll have the chance to play the epic sequel to last year’s award-winning Wii-exclusive, The Conduit. With the overwhelming positive response at both E3 and PAX, High Voltage Software came up with new ideas and took in fan feedback. Because of this, the game is extending its development a few more months in order to bring players the most complete shooter on Wii. Conduit 2 will support the new Headbanger Headset for Wii , classic controllers and features additional modes, weapons and epic boss fights!

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We also have a brand new trailer showing off some of the new weapons, enemies and environments you’ll encounter next year. Oh, did we mention split screen and online multiplayer combat? Check it out!

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Picking up on the heels of its predecessor, Conduit 2 puts you on the embattled front lines of the war to save humanity from the alien onslaught. Travel to the far ends of the earth to put an end to the struggle. The enemy is everywhere and the deck is stacked — trust no one. Turn the tide with the most powerful arsenal ever assembled, and bring the alien menace to its knees.

Want more Conduit 2?  Discuss the game with fellow fans in the SEGA Forums!

 
   
   
 

SEGA @ PAX Community Event: Epic Raffle Prizes!

SEGA @ PAX

SEGA and the community team is headed to PAX 2010 to show off our games, have some fun, and throw a Community Event at the Gameworks right next to the convention center! Our community event kicks off at 8pm on Saturday and will feature live music from Cash Cash (creator of the Sonic Colors theme song), free food & drinks, access to some classic SEGA arcade games, and a chance at some of the epic swag we’re raffling off!

The Raffle Prizes & Sweatshirt

Our Pile o' Swag for the PAX Community Event

Epic swag you say?? We’ve secured some of our best SEGA swag from years past and present and are rewarding attendees with some really good stuff. To sweeten the deal, we’ve created a very special sweatshirt that’s only available at PAX Community Event – we think you’ll agree, it’s sweet. The sweatshirt comes in black and is heavy duty; very thick. There are four signature controllers from classic SEGA consoles embroidered across the front; we love how they turned out and cannot wait to pass them out. As mentioned, this is only available for our PAX Community event for these special giveaways, so you’ll have to come out and take a chance at winning one!

How to enter?

Very simple – Attend the event and you’ll get a raffle ticket. We’ll hold the prize giveaway later that evening and you’ll need to be in attendance to pick up your prize – it’s that easy! To help save on shipping costs and awkward travel situations (“Is that a Bayonetta gun in your bag, Sir?”) from the show – we are awarding sweatshirts on the floor and shipping all prizes out to winners after the PAX weekend.

Individual Raffle Prizes

We’ve got a total of twenty mixed prizes, spread across a wide range of SEGA brands and even some consoles to giveaway.  Keep your eye on the blogs for updates leading up to PAX 2010 that detail the individual prize packs!  We hope to see you at the event – if you are coming, let us know by signing up on our Facebook Event page!

 
   
   
 

SEGA PAXtravaganza – Booth and Community Event!

SEGA @ PAX

SEGA is headed to the Penny Arcade Expo, and we’ll be both on the convention floor and hosting an exclusive community event after the show on Saturday night! On the floor we’ll be showing off playable versions of our games, including:

Sonic 4
Sonic Colors
Vanquish
Conduit 2
Yakuza 4
Phantasy Star Portable 2
Valkyria Chronicles 2

Also in appearance is a look at the recently announced Shogun 2: Total War. In a guided demo, Creative Assembly will be on hand to show off the game, it’s features, and answer any questions you may have about the game!

In addition to the Creative Assembly team, we will also have developers on hand from High Voltage Software. If you’ve got a question about Conduit 2 or Shogun 2: Total War, they’ll be on the floor to dish out answers and tell you first hand about the games they are creating.

We’ve got a big show planned, so head to booth #3625 and check out everything SEGA!

SEGA Community Event @ PAX

We’re throwing a community event to celebrate all the fun we’ve been having in the SEGA community; if you are at PAX or around the Seattle area, we want you to attend! The event kicks off at 8pm on Saturday, September 4th right across the street at the SEGA Gameworks Arcade. It will be first-come, first-served, so get there early if you want to be guaranteed a spot inside. Attendees will have access to free food & drinks, exclusive SEGA swag, musical performance by Cash Cash, free Arcade play, and raffle prizes throughout the night from SEGA’s past and present.

SEGA Arcade Games at Gameworks

Sonic Air Hockey
It wouldn’t be a proper SEGA community event without a nod to our Arcade roots. At the Gameworks space, there are ton of classic SEGA games to be enjoyed, including:

After Burner Climax
Daytona 2
F355 Challenge
GhostSquad
House of the Dead 4
LA Machine Guns
OutRun2 SP
Ollie King
SEGA Rally 3
Sonic Air Hockey
Star Wars Pod Racer
Virtua Fighter 5
Virtua Tennis 3
And more!

RSVP on Facebook!

To RSVP for the event, head over to our Facebook event page and let us know you’re coming! Since the event is open to the public, this will get you one step closer to joining the fun on Saturday night. To register your interest in the event, head here:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101129856615510

We hope you can make the event, and we look forward to seeing you at the Penny Arcade Expo!

 
   
   
 

Conduit 2 Official Boxart Revealed

Today we’re very happy to display the lovely new Conduit 2 boxart and logos for SEGA and High Voltage Studio’s upcoming first person shooter on Wii.

Conduit 2 Packart

Conduit 2 is the sequel to the award winning Wii shooter The Conduit, and builds upon the success of the original, taking players to the far reaches of the world to stop an alien invasion. Players can fight in single-player, online multi-player battles, and all-new off and online co-op modes. Armed with advanced and powerful weapons, players can expect massive action in large, multi-tiered levels featuring dynamic environments, cinematic battles, giant boss enemies, and deep customization features.

 
   
   
 


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