The only title to be officially announced at Captivate 08 was Bionic Games' Spyborgs, a Wii exclusive action game touted as resembling a Saturday morning cartoon, complete with mini-games as commercial breaks. Spyborgs may be more Adult Swim than it is Saturday morning fodder, despite having a clean and unoffensive visual style, as its sense of humor seems to learn toward intentionally off-beat and is self-described as "tongue-in-cheek."
With five playable characters, each with their own unique traits, Bionic Games hopes that their Wii remote waggler will "provide players with a dynamic and fresh gaming experience like no other."
Unfortunately, Spyborgs wasn't available for hands-on play, so you'll have to settle for an introductory trailer devoid of gameplay and a press release to get a better perspective on what Capcom and Bionic Games are offering. We were treated to a hands-off presentation, however, getting a rough sense for Spyborgs' cartoonish sci-fi fisticuffs. In short, it may not look like much, but it has potential.
A NEW TEAM OF SUPERSPIES ROCKS Wii™ WITH CAPCOM’S SPYBORGS™
Saturday Morning Cartoons Explode to Life in This Revolutionary Wii Title
SAN MATEO, Calif. — June 3, 2008 ⎯ Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Spyborgs™, a new action game coming exclusively to the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo. In Spyborgs, players take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains. Wii gamers will be set to save the world when the game launches in 2009.
The first title developed by Bionic Games™, a newly-formed development team comprised of former Insomniac Games and High Impact developers known for their work on hugely popular franchises Ratchet and Clank™ and Resistance: Fall of Man™, Spyborgs is a unique action-adventure game set in a stylish world that resembles a Saturday morning cartoon. Engaging players in team-based challenges designed to utilize 2-player co-op play, Spyborgs takes the theme of “team” to a whole new level of fun. In Single-player mode the “team” theme continues as players jump from one member of the superspies’ team to the next, rapidly tackling different challenges designed around each character’s unique abilities. Fast, addictive gameplay, unique controls offered by the Wii Remote™, and a storyline that refuses to take itself too seriously, Spyborgs will provide players with a dynamic and fresh gaming experience like no other
“Our goal is to maximize the potential of the innovative Wii Remote while delivering a new paradigm in cooperative game play,” said Michael Haller, president, Bionic Games, “We also wanted to bring a lot of humor to the game which we feel we have accomplished. This game will make you laugh — for all the right reasons.”
Players jump between the identities of a team of five bionic superspies to combat a rogue squad of wacky, dysfunctional super villains. Each character has unique powers to match their super-spy skills, such as heavy firepower, martial arts, bladed weaponry, acrobatic skateboarding skills or pure robotic destruction. This cast of characters may make a misfit group individually, but by utilizing them as a team, the Spyborgs will have the power to save the world – if they don’t blow themselves up first! Spyborgs’ tongue-in-cheek action and compelling interactive cartoon theme keeps players engaged from the first episode to the last with one of the most fun and entertaining games to be developed for the Wii system.
ABOUT BIONIC GAMES
Bionic Games, Inc. is an independent game development studio located in Hollywood, California. Bionic Games was formed specifically to bring the best talent together in order to create SPYBORGS for Capcom as the ultimate action/adventure experience on the Nintendo Wii. The studio pedigree includes leading artists, programmers and designers responsible for such mega-hit games such as RATCHET & CLANK, SPYRO, CALL OF DUTY, TONY HAWK, SHREK, LEGENDARY, SIMS, RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN and MEDAL OF HONOR
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