To me Red Steel is one of the most disappointing games ever. The games isn’t awful mind you, but it was such a let down. Going into the Nintendo Wii launch, the idea of sword fighting was high on everyone’s list. Including my own. The hype for Red Steel was getting so big that some were preparing for Goldeneye on the Wii.
Red Steel delivered in the sense that everything they bragged about was there. It was just unpolished, unfinished, and buggy as hell. It was apparent that Ubisoft really wanted to have a launch title, and was willing to rush Red Steel out in order to do so. Luckily, this time around Ubisoft has no time table to worry about. Here are some key things we know about Red Steel 2 so far:
– Takes place in the desert, with a metropolis backdrop
– Releases Holiday 2009
– Will utilize Wii Remote MotionPlus
– Multiplayer hasn’t been confirmed or denied
– Ubisoft has an official Red Steel 2 website up.
For more details, check out the press release below…
LONDON, UK – APRIL 29, 2009 â€“ Today UbisoftÂ® announced Red SteelÂ®2, exclusively on Wiiâ„¢ system from Nintendo. Red Steel remains one of the most successful Wii titles and the only brand created specifically for the launch of the platform. Red Steel 2 is being developed by Ubisoft Paris and will be available for the 2009 holiday season.
Red Steel 2 returns with an artistic style and flair created just for Wii. Set in a desert-bound, high-tech metropolis, Red Steel 2 is a revolution in the action-fighting genre, taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Wii MotionPlusâ„¢ accessory. Your movements are faithfully replicated on-screen, putting the emphasis on swinging, shooting and fun! With the ability of the Wii MotionPlus to sense the strength of a swing, you will literally be able to make an impact on your adversaries through power and precision.
â€œRed Steel was a unique opportunity for Ubisoft to work in tandem with Nintendo to create a title exclusively for the launch of the Wii console,” said John Parkes, EMEA marketing director at Ubisoft. “Red Steel 2 is another milestone for the company as it is the first Ubisoft title with full Wii MotionPlus integration.â€
Just as Red Steel broke ground as the only third-party brand created for the launch of the Wii, Red Steel 2 will be the must-have game of Holiday 2009 for those who wish to stretch their own capacities and fully experience a game that was built from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii MotionPlus.