In an interview with IGN, High Voltage Software president Kerry Ganofsky and chief creative officer Eric revealed the game is no longer a Wii exclusive. The portion of the interview in question is as follows:
IGN: Is the plan still to keep Grinder a Wii exclusive?
Kerry: Our secret is out! Grinder is no longer a Wii exclusive. We plan to ship on Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and PC as well.
Eric: Bringing our third internal IP to all the current-generation systems allows us to show off what our company can really do and get it into the hands of the most gamers.
The Conduit, while it had its flaws, was a good game, and The Grinder looks like it could improve upon what was seen in HVS’s first Wii FPS. In the game, you plan as one of four monster hunters- Hector, Doc, Miko and AJ. They have a tough task ahead of them, as they battle numerous mythical creatures, including vampires, werewolves and zombies. They have been hired by an agency known as Book to exterminate these monsters and find the source of this monster outbreak.
One area to keep an eye on is its online multiplayer mode. Each level in the game can be played co-operatively, with up to four players joining in on the monster hunt. The levels have multiple paths, and each character has different techniques and abilities, which should add on to the title’s replay value.
While no longer a Wii exclusive, The Grinder is certainly one to watch.
The game has a slated release date of Halloween 2011.