Former Wii-Exclusive ‘The Grinder’ Goes Multi-Platform
It’s not too often a Wii-exclusive loses it’s exclusivity. In an interview with IGN, High Voltage Software, producer of multiple WiiWare titles and other Wii-exclusives, such as the Conduit (they also have a collection of other games on multiple consoles/platforms as well, but focus has been on Wii for some time), has come forward with word that their “gory” first person shooter will be hitting all three major consoles, as well as PC. It was believed to be the Wii’s answer to the Left 4 Dead series.
Despite having a Wii, I have never played the Conduit so I’m not sure whether it’s any good or not, but this is supposedly a spiritual successor to the title (read: not a sequel). We won’t really know any details on the differences between versions until GDC (March 9-13), but as far as gameplay goes, according to the interview, there are (local) co-op and multiplayer modes, so those interested in that will be able to play with friends in the same room or online.
There is also a focus on single player and replayability:
It’s fleshed out a lot since E3! We have a large gameplay experience planned which includes a lengthy story mode, planned DLC, and an experience system that promotes replayability. I don’t want to give too much away, but we are very excited about the release of Grinder as well as providing future support of the game with regular updates.
The game sounds pretty interesting, but, to be honest, I didn’t really care for the Left 4 Dead series, so if it’s similar to that, I’ll probably pass. Unfortunately, though, the title isn’t planned to be released until Halloween of 2011 (probably because they’re an independent, self-funded entity). This might interest some folks, though!