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SEGA to publish The Conduit on Wii

Custom-control FPS due in the spring.

SEGA has announced that it will publish High Voltage's Wii first-person shooter, The Conduit, in spring next year.

Built on the developer's Quantum 3 engine, The Conduit throws the player into the no doubt shiny shoes of US Secret Service agent Mr Ford in Washington DC, as he sets off to fight naughty alien invaders.

Ford's kit includes futuristic weaponry and an intelligence-gathering device called the "All-Seeing Eye", but the interesting thing is how much control you're given over the, well, controls. High Voltage plans to let you reconfigure them as you please, and test things like view and turn speed, the aiming dead zone and other tricky elements until you're satisfied. There will be Wii MotionPlus support too, according to SEGA.

Away from the campaign, The Conduit promises at least three multiplayer modes for its 16-player online battles, and should support the Wii Speak peripheral so you can jabber away to one another.

And of course SEGA is very happy with the signing, with marketing director Gary Knight arguing that, "Bringing The Conduit into our library is yet another show of SEGA's belief that the Wii is more than a casual games console." SEGA has previously put out Ghost Squad, House of the Dead 2&3 Return and NIGHTS: Journey of Dreams to back that up, and is currently preparing House of the Dead: OVERKILL.