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Descent Coming to Wii

With Descent PC having just celebrated its fifteen year anniversary, publisher Interplay has announced that the six-degree spaceship shooter series is coming to Wii.

The original Descent (PC), circa 1995.

Due this fall as a WiiWare download, "Descent will pair perfectly with the motion sensing Wii Remote controller and we can't wait to show players how intuitive the game play and control can be," according to Scott Hawkins of WiiWare version developer G1M2.

The original Descent was crafted by Parallax Software, which later split into two companies--Volition (Saints Row, Red Faction) and Outrage (Descent 3, Alter Echo)--that were both later purchased by THQ. While Volition remains to this day--it's currently readying new Red Faction and Saints Row entries--Outrage was closed by 2004.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    April 15, 2010 11:12 AM

    descent 3 multiplayer was so much fun, its one of the first mp games that I got into.

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