Sega held an event in San Francisco last night intended to showcase the online multiplayer in The Conduit, the Wii first-person shooter in its final stages of production at High Voltage Software. I wasn't personally able to attend, since I was intent on upholding my annual tradition, now in its sixth year, of frantically filing my income taxes on the 14th of April. (I ended up owing Uncle Sam $68, if you must know.)
It seems the event was a bit of a wash. Sega ran into some trouble with Nintendo's servers and was unable to actually show off any online action, defaulting to demos of the game's single-player campaign instead. But the company did provide the assets and trailer that were set to release along with the event, so you can at least get some sense of what the game will be like online.
Looks like... a functional online shooter! What are your thoughts, Wii owners? Do you want to get your deathmatch on with a Wii remote, or are you already filling those needs on other consoles? We'll talk more about The Conduit's multiplayer once we do get a proper look at it.