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Ball-rolling race/puzzle hybrid with Wii Balance Board support arriving on April 3rd.

Play V has announced that it will be releasing Vertigo, a novel ball-rolling race and puzzle hybrid, for PC and the Nintendo Wii on the 3rd April 2009. Vertigo tasks players with controlling a rolling ball though over 50 levels of fiendish, high-tension action.

Supporting both traditional remote and Wii Balance Board control methods, Vertigo harks back to rolling-ball games of old with 54 tracks across nine environments. Three classes of ‘Xorb’ ball are available, each one with their own set of unlockable upgrade options, as well as the ability to customise and tune each ball according to the player’s preferred balance of speed and manoeuvrability.

Additional game modes extend to Arcade, Time Trial and Career modes for singleplayer, with multiplayer functionality including combative versus modes in a traditional deathmatch setting and more traditional ball-based pursuits such as ten-pin bowling and football.

Brian Faller, marketing manager, PlayV, comments “Vertigo’s unique design is a fantastic fit for the Wii. Old classics such as Marble Madness and Spindizzy have been in dire need of an update and Vertigo fits that space perfectly, with motion control being the natural progression for this kind of game concept. Vertigo captures all the frenetic energy and pace of those classics, whilst introducing a fantastic array of multiplayer game types to a much-missed genre.”

Vertigo will be released for PC and Nintendo Wii on the 3rd April 2009.

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