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The Conduit
Box artwork for The Conduit.
Developer(s) High Voltage Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Release date(s)
Genre(s) First-person shooter
System(s) Wii
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)
ESRB: ESRB T.png Teen
OFLC: OFLC M.svg Mature
PEGI: PEGI 16.png Ages 16+
Followed by Conduit 2
Series Conduit
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This is the first game in the Conduit series. For other games in the series see the Conduit category.

The Conduit is a futuristic first-person shooter game developed by High Voltage Software for the Wii console. The Conduit was first revealed by IGN on April 17, 2008, and on October 29, 2008 the developer announced that Sega had signed on to be the game's official publisher. The game was released in North America on June 23, 2009, and in the United Kingdom on June 26, 2009 and in Australia on July 16, 2009.

Development of The Conduit began in October 2007. The game makes use of the Quantum3 Engine, a game engine designed by High Voltage Software specifically for the Wii. The engine allows effects such as bump mapping, reflection and refraction, and gloss and detail mapping to be implemented in the game.

Story[edit]

The storyline focuses on an alien invasion of Washington, D.C. in the near future. The alien race uses the eponymous Conduits, which are portal-like devices, to deploy their forces throughout the city. An organization called the Trust sends Michael Ford, a newly inducted agent, into the area to discover the reasons for the attack. The online multiplayer feature of the game includes several game modes such as "Free for All" and "Team Reaper," and will have voice chat capability through the Wii Speak peripheral.

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