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First Footage of The Conduit 3DS

The Wii original was met with mixed reviews, but the folks at Destructoid have posted the first video of the game running on the 3DS. And it’s impressive.

Thanks to the folks over at Destructoid, the first 3DS footage of The Conduit is now available for all the world to see.

Can the 3DS handle a game like The Conduit? High Voltage says yes.

In an interview with Destructoid, High Voltage Software’s Eric Stoll said the game is not a direct port of the first The Conduit game for the Nintendo Wii.

“What we have is a tech demo that’s taken assets directly from The Conduit 2, kind of a proof of concept to show what we can do on the 3DS,” Stoll said.

Although the video only features a brief glimpse of the game running on the 3DS, what we can see looks impressive. Stoll went on to add that the porting process wasn’t all that difficult, considering the Wii and 3DS share a similar design architecture.

Overall, High Voltage Software seems very optimistic about Nintendo’s upcoming handheld.

“Honestly, art/asset wise we didn’t have to do much to The Conduit 2 assets to get them up and running smoothly on the 3DS,” Stoll said. “It’s a pretty impressive handheld system.”

Stoll also stated they were still tweaking the controls and other elements of the game. So while this may only be a proof of concept, it seems that High Voltage is serious about bringing the series to the 3DS.

Back in Februrary, High Voltage Software’s chief creative officer, Eric Nofsinger, told Eurogamer, “We’re still early. The resolution is definitely lower, but the screen real estate is smaller so it balances out. We’ve not had a lot of severe optimisation yet, but we’re going to be able to have something very close to this [Conduit 2] on the 3DS probably by GDC.”

So what are you waiting for? Hit that Destructoid link and check out the 3DS footage for yourself! Let us know what you think in the comments.

By on 17 March 2011

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  1. david says:

    First 🙂

  2. david says:

    and only 11 days till the 3ds

  3. SupaBeam says:

    I only have to wait 10 more days for my 3ds and can’t wait 😀 my gamestop is doing a midnight release woohoo!!

  4. Elliot says:

    Guh. Destructoid is down and I can’t view the footage!
    (As of 03/16/2011 – 10:00pm until present [1:20am])

  5. Jonathan Francis says:

    Hmm Elliot. I’m not sure what the problem is. The link is currently working for me. Give it a shot now to see if it works. If not, maybe try resetting your browser.

  6. Rich says:

    Looks ace.

    Only 8 more says for me! This is going to draaaaaag!

  7. Elliot says:

    It’s working now! @Jonathan Francis

  8. 3dbrains says:

    Very nice to hear its easy to develop for, the game looks great. I will be buying this.

  9. Craig says:

    Only 8 days for me 😀 LOL@david

  10. james braselton says:

    hi there wow conduit on 3ds looks like better graphics then wii conduit i know becuase i bught conduit for wii

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