In addition to the confirmation of no split-screen multiplayer, the game's release date is set, and High Voltage's Animales de la Muerte is still in the works.
Much to many people's chagrin, there won't be any local multiplayer in Sega and High Voltage Software's The Conduit when it hits stores on June 9. Eric Nofsinger, Chief Creative Officer at High Voltage Software, resolved earlier conflicting reports in speaking to Nintendo World Report at NYCC 2009. He also heavily hinted that split-screen multiplayer could be implemented in a potential sequel. Apparently, the developers tried to get LAN multiplayer running, but Nintendo would not allow it.
When asked about High Voltage's long-ago-announced title, Animales de la Muerte, Nofsinger confirmed that it is still alive but currently on hold. Due to the focus on comedy and its accompanying large quantity of audio, Animales de la Muerte would not fit into the WiiWare size limits and the game is instead planned for a disc release if and when it comes out.