Engine looks to WiiWare and hints at service's March launch

Engine looks to WiiWare and hints at service's March launch
Michael French

By Michael French

January 9th 2008 at 5:05PM

Dutch dev plans casual game for Nintendo's downloadable game service

The Netherlands' Engine Software has announced it is working on its first game for Nintendo's WiiWare service - and has claimed the downloadable game channel will arrive in March.

Announced last June, WiiWare (or Wii Software in Europe) is a new Wii channel that will let developers digitally distribute titles directly to developers.

Engine's first game, Project Bang, is described as "a casual game type with very addictive gameplay using the unique Wii Remote controller functionality, and will support a two-player battle mode" by the studio.

Ruud van de Moosdyk, VP of Development at Engine Software: “We are very excited about our first game for the WiiWare service. When we acquired our official Wii license last year we already had several concepts written up that would be ideal for WiiWare, and Project Bang! is the first to actually go into production. We wanted to get rolling on this exciting new platform early on, and I am quite happy we are now on schedule to do just that. “