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First Wiiware FPS promises “new standard of FPS”

Written by Fallen124 on Thursday, 5 February 2009No Comment

Hudson has revealed the first screens and info for Onslaught, the first FPS game for WiiWare, and seems pretty pleased with its work.

According to Hudson: “With tight controls, a horde of enemies to blast away, and some of the most intense action you’ll ever find, Onslaught sets a new standard for FPS on Wii.”
It adds: “In the distant future, contact with a distant research colony is lost and your team is sent in to find out what happened. Upon arrival, you’re attacked by overwhelming numbers of mysterious creatures. It’s up to you and your squad to eliminate the threat and discover the truth that lies deep inside the colony.”
Like Metroid, aiming is done with the Wii Remote pointer. Strangely, reloading is done by shaking the Remote (won’t that interfere with your aim?). Throwing grenades is done with the Nunchuk. The game also dons four-player co-op gameplay.
“Get set to play an FPS unlike any you’ve ever played before,” says a bullish Hudson. “Anyway you look at it, Onslaught delivers.”

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The WiiWare downloadable game service offers plenty mini-game collections, racers, and puzzlers. But it doesn’t yet have a first-person shooter. Hudson plans to remedy the situation with Onslaught, a downloadable FPS with four-player online co-op. The publisher claims it will “set a new standard for FPS on Wii.”
A sci-fi shooter set in the distant future, Onslaught sends players to investigate a research colony that has fallen out of contact. Of course, when you arrive you are attacked by aliens. Aiming is handled with your remote, and you can give it a waggle to reload. Flicking the nunchuk will toss a grenade.
Hudson hasn’t announced a release date, yet, but expect more coverage of Onslaught soon.

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Here are the released screenshots (as provided by CVG):  1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .  5  .  6  .  7

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