Sega Gives The Wii One Last Shot Of The Old Ultra-Violence

Over the past couple of years, Sega bet big on the Wii's hardcore audience. Things didn't really pan out. Trying to wring one last sales surge out of their mature titles, then, Sega Australia will be releasing this triple pack.

Called "Welcome To Violence", Sega say it's "a pack no self-respecting Wii-owning Aussie bloke should be without". That's it, Sega. Threaten the big men's manhood. That'll get 'em kicking the kids off their party games for a spot of sub-par FPS action.

The pack includes Madworld, House of the Dead: Overkill and The Conduit, and will be going on sale for $110. Since that's the recommended price for a new 360/PS3 game down here, the practical American equivalent is around $US60.


    These games have all previously been on promotional prices totalling less than $110. But if you dont have any of them, its not a bad price for a few weekends of bloody Wiimote action

    I dont know about the conduit, but I see House of Dead overkill going for 20-30 and madworld going for 30 regularly. (Those be australian dollars)

    Got House of he Dead and Madworld already. So not for me.....

    Madworld was just horrible though. How they can get away with having such crappy graphics I'm not sure. They could at least have made it full screen!

    House of the Dead though, wow, I would say the best game for the Wii.

    Unfortunately, I own a US Wii. Is this coming out in America? I have wanted to buy all three of those games. Last game I bought was the Metroid Prime Trilogy special edition in the sexy tin. I'd like to keep the "get multiple good games for the price of one" trend rolling.

      Now that I think about it, I think they are being a little optimistic in their price point. The Wii doesn't have a strong hardcore audience because they took a long time to support more involved games and people just dropped away. If they priced this at AU$80, they would not only sell a hell of a lot more copies, but they'd give Wii gaming the shot in the arm it needs to bring "core" players back to the system and make future releases a lot more likely to sell.

    They're trying to sell to a market that just isn't there. By now, there is no such thing as a "self-respecting Wii-owning Aussie bloke". Wrapping old shit up in a pretty new box ain't gonna change that. It's just gonna cost them extra in packaging.

    This is exactly the problem with Sega's hardcore gamer pitch. "Hardcore" does not have to equal "violent".

      Let me rephrase that. I imagine there are a heck of a lot of "hardcore" gamers out there who own a Wii, even though it may not be their platform of choice. (For me, it's PC).

      Madworld is commonly used as an example of a hardcore Wii game that didn't sell. But its level of violence makes it a niche game, which for me personally has little appeal.

      If you make a good game, I'll buy it.

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