Conduit 2 uses Headbanger headset instead of Wii Speak because Nintendo wanted it that way

Tuesday, 16th November 2010 23:04 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


High Voltage has said Nintendo asked the developer not to use Wii Speak in The Conduit 2.

Instead, the game will use the previously announced Headbanger Headset for Wii.

“We have a Rival system that allows you play with people who aren’t just your friends and it will be chat-enabled using the upcoming Headbanger headset,” the firm’s CCO Eric Nofsinger told Bitmob. “Not the greatest name but it’s actually a pretty good device. Nintendo told us to not use Wii Speak.”

The first Conduit used Wii Speak for online chat, but this time around you’ll have to buy a Headbanger. Not this kind of headbanger, though.

Conduit 2 is out in February. Check out a trailer for it here.

Thanks, D’toid.



  1. freedoms_stain

    Bit of a kick in the balls to anyone who bought Wii Speak.

    Bit late in the game for this sort of thing, no? Plus, it looks usb wired, surely not?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. frostquake

    USB=YUCK, and probably Short Cord…EW!!!

    Ear Piece= Piece of Plastic Crap.

    It is too bad that they didn’t get behind Wii Speak, it worked Super Well and Easy, Had Super Great Quality that made Microsoft’s service look like crap and sound like crap, though Kinect may reverse this?

    Wii Speak was perfect, it picked me up anywhere in the room, and I didn’t have to wear a Hair Pulling Ear Hurting piece of plastic crap…I wonder why they stepped backwards on this.

    I will tell you this…NO ONE and I mean NO ONE even carried Wii Speak, Not even all my Gamestops…Had to get it in Endless Ocean 2…Now if they would have packed it in with Conduit 1 or Monster Hunter it would have done a ton better!!

    #2 4 years ago

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