Forget butterflies -- what we need is a game with manly critters to control.

THQ intends to deliver on that desire, sating our need for a testosterone-infused game with Deadly Creatures. In this title, the player will control a scorpion and tarantula -- wait -- an armored scorpion and deadly tarantula, and beat up the likes of other desert creatures. That's right, we're looking at you, Gila monster.

We have to subtract a few man-o-meter (not to be confused with manometer) points, though, since the name of the developer is Rainbow Studios. Still, we're sure that the "brutal creature-crushing action" will more than make up for having the word "rainbow" on the box.

In all seriousness, the game sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Since it's on the Wii, you'd be correct to assume that it will involve some iteration of motion controls. Randy Shoemaker of THQ claims that the company is "raising the bar for all third party Wii titles." Let's just hope that the content backs up the talk. The last Wii game Rainbow Studios brought us was Cars, so we'll take a "wait-and-see" approach before we get too excited.

[Press release via NeoGAF]

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