Posted on June 23, 2007, Stephany Wii Exclusive – Real Heroes: Firefighter
According to the press release, Epicenter Studios, made up of former Call of Duty, Shrek, Spider-Man and Star Trek franchise producers, are developing a family friendly firefighting action puzzle game titled Real Heroes: Firefighter.
The game will supposedly put gamers in the “soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station.” Firefighter features “thinking fire” technology which will give the fire it’s own personality that will alter the gamer’s options and strategy when unexpected changes occur in the environment. Without a publisher on the horizon, Epicenter has fully funded the development and has the title slated for the 2008 holiday season. The hook is getting parents and kids to interact with one another with a game that provides “non-violent, game-integral puzzles that mirror the challenges and on-the-fly choices firefighters actually face”.
“Combining our unique fire tech with the specific strengths of the Wii was a natural choice for us as we designed Real Heroes.” said Bryan Jury, Epicenter’s CCO “The Wii-mote makes spraying down fires with your hose, hacking down doors with your axe and prying victims loose from wrecked cars with the Jaws of Life an absolutely visceral game experience.”