Descent coming to WiiWare – prepare barf bags

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Do you people remember how disorientating Descent was back when it first game out? I mean, we had Doom and Flight Simulator and all that, but spinning around in those little passages trying to laser a fool was a whole new thing. And a lot of people got dizzy, myself included. Well, now you can be nauseated all over again, as everybody’s favorite tunnel-shooter is coming to the Wii.

As of this moment, they’re just porting the first game, complete with new control scheme. According to Interplay CEO Hervé Caen:

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.

I guarantee if this sells more than a few thousand copies, they’ll move on to Descent II and Descent 3, which is my favorite. I have it installed right now, in fact. There’s a revelatory feeling unique to Descent when you really get your bearings and think “wait, the objective should be up this hatch and behind me” and promptly do a loop-de-loop without losing your place or your lunch.

Look for it later this year, around fall.

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