Ubisoft Reveals Red Steel 2

Ubisoft Reveals Red Steel 2

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Red Steel 2, the sequel to the disappointing swords-n-guns launch title for the Wii, takes place in a desert and is all about Wii Motion Plus, according to Ubisoft's official announcement today.

Red Steel seemed like the perfect Wii game on paper. Swords and guns? With motion control? How could it go wrong, we all thought (well I did). Things didn't go exactly as planned, with the game failing to live up to the potential of its concept, but Ubisoft's determined to make good on the promise of a game with katanas and pistols in Red Steel 2 due this winter on the Wii.

The sequel's set in a city in the middle of a desert (great urban planning, dudes), and has "an artistic style and flair created just for Wii." The main draw here is the fact that the game makes full use of Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus technology so that the motion controls feel as natural as they possibly can. MotionPlus, apparently, makes it possible for the game to "sense the strength of a swing" and let you "literally be able to make an impact on your adversaries through power and precision."

"Red 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 Tony Key of Ubisoft. "Red Steel 2 is another milestone for the company as it is the first Ubisoft title with full Wii MotionPlus integration."

The new issue of Nintendo Power contains more details, as well as artwork of the new protagonist: a cowboy-samurai hybrid looking fellow with a stylish hat, gigantic sword and a revolver. Yeah, just like shurikens and lighting, you can't go wrong with revolvers and katanas. Or can you? Better get it right this time, Ubisoft.

(GoNintendo)

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You said it yourself, the first one was disappointing (although, I didn't play it long).

Why is it getting a sequel? Moreover, why should anyone be excited for it?

Maybe they'll do it right this time.... LMAO XD like thats gonna happen, it'll probably be a series of minigames

I actually really enjoyed the first one. More than I did Call of Duty 3. I don't know why either...

So you need to buy a separate add-on so that the game will work like it should. Great...

If they're using WiimotionPlus, how are you supposed to move?

That was was the first Wii game I played, it set a pretty definitive precedent for any game I've played with Wiimotes.

Has potential. Needs LOTS of improvements though.

Indigo_Dingo:
If they're using WiimotionPlus, how are you supposed to move?

What are you talking about? You do know MotionPlus does not actually block you from attaching the Nunchuck right? Didn't they clearly show this when they first revealed MotionPlus?

At any rate, keep in mind Red Steel was a launch title, so it's pretty natural it would flonk. This is Ubisoft's chance to redeem the game, and with MotionPlus, actually allow us to play it like it was supposed to.

I suppose the only real problem is that you have to have MotionPlus in the first place.

Fail.

YurdleTheTurtle:

Indigo_Dingo:
If they're using WiimotionPlus, how are you supposed to move?

What are you talking about? You do know MotionPlus does not actually block you from attaching the Nunchuck right? Didn't they clearly show this when they first revealed MotionPlus?

At any rate, keep in mind Red Steel was a launch title, so it's pretty natural it would flonk. This is Ubisoft's chance to redeem the game, and with MotionPlus, actually allow us to play it like it was supposed to.

I suppose the only real problem is that you have to have MotionPlus in the first place.

This. Have more faith you people, this could actually turn out pretty good.

YurdleTheTurtle:

Indigo_Dingo:
If they're using WiimotionPlus, how are you supposed to move?

What are you talking about? You do know MotionPlus does not actually block you from attaching the Nunchuck right? Didn't they clearly show this when they first revealed MotionPlus?

No, because they showed it taking the place of the nunchuck, and no material has shown a second port-thingy (Nintendo never adhere to any technical norms with their stuff, do you notice this?) on the back.

sunami88:
You said it yourself, the first one was disappointing (although, I didn't play it long).

Why is it getting a sequel? Moreover, why should anyone be excited for it?

I asked the same thing about Killzone, apparently many people were happy with the result.

And that didn't even have ninja cowboys!

Indigo_Dingo:
No, because they showed it taking the place of the nunchuck, and no material has shown a second port-thingy (Nintendo never adhere to any technical norms with their stuff, do you notice this?) on the back.

Demonstrations to the press have shown that the thing does have a connector on the bottom that the nunchuk can connect to, it was used for those WMP tennis games.

sunami88:
You said it yourself, the first one was disappointing (although, I didn't play it long).

Why is it getting a sequel? Moreover, why should anyone be excited for it?

Because that's how things get better. By trial and error. If you don't want the game, then simply don't buy it. There's no reason to forbid a game design company from trying to do a sequel to a game better the second time around.

Hey, maybe they'll learn and it'll be good this time. We can do it. JSequels CAN be better.

The first one wasn't that bad for the first FPS on the system. It was a launch title for crissakes. No machine has good launch titles anymore.
However if this one isn't much better, they have problems.
They need to add either online multiplayer or make the multiplayer maps much smaller. And more interesting guns, the originals were really generic.

Indigo_Dingo:

YurdleTheTurtle:

Indigo_Dingo:
If they're using WiimotionPlus, how are you supposed to move?

What are you talking about? You do know MotionPlus does not actually block you from attaching the Nunchuck right? Didn't they clearly show this when they first revealed MotionPlus?

No, because they showed it taking the place of the nunchuck, and no material has shown a second port-thingy (Nintendo never adhere to any technical norms with their stuff, do you notice this?) on the back.

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You can also search up the E3 announcement (Can't remember which one) or look up articles for more info.

But honestly, even without the evidence, I think it's fairly obvious they would have allowed the Nunchuk to attach through MotionPlus anyways. Nintendo may have some odd stuff once in a while, but they're not dumb enough to get rid of the Nunchuk.

I didn't think the first was too bad, really. Sure, it could have been better but there's that much hype surrounding many mainstream titles that it gets harder to live up to that hype.
The first didn't put enough emphasis on the sword play. I think it could be one to watch...

If they get this one right, I'll be sorely tempted to get a Wii... Red Steel was the title that drew me to the Wii in the first place, and when that bombed I lost interest. If the sequel fixes up the control problems, though, then the same temptation will be back.

Pity I'd have to fork out for the MotionPlus doohickies, though. That drives the price back up into Xbox360/PS3 range.

-- Steve

I enjoyed the first one. Good times with 4 player split. Can't wait for this one. Maybe with online play.

http://jonnythepieking.gametrailers.com/gamepad/index.php?action=blog

if anyone wants first screens
looking a lot more graphically impressive and interesting than the last one, but personally, im thinking that it looks like they're focussing too much on swords and forgetting about the shooter part of a fps
but i can't really judge yet based from only a few screens

besides, even if this sucks then ill have the conduit for my wii fps needs

Anton P. Nym:
If they get this one right, I'll be sorely tempted to get a Wii... Red Steel was the title that drew me to the Wii in the first place, and when that bombed I lost interest. If the sequel fixes up the control problems, though, then the same temptation will be back.

Pity I'd have to fork out for the MotionPlus doohickies, though. That drives the price back up into Xbox360/PS3 range.

-- Steve

I'm assuming you may already know this, but they announced that the motionplus would come packaged with RS 2. The game looks pretty sweet to me.

 

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