New Assassin's Creed, Red Steel Coming

New Assassin's Creed, Red Steel Coming

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Ubisoft has laid out its plans for the 2009-10 fiscal year, and they include a number of its marquee franchises like Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, as well as handful of new properties and a sequel to the much-maligned Wii launch title, Red Steel.

Laying out Ubisoft's future in the coming fiscal year, CEO Yves Guillemot had a decidedly optimistic forecast. "2009-10 looks very promising and our teams are working flat-out to provide gamers with the best the industry has to offer," Guillemot said in a report on third quarter earnings in 2008-09. "Although we have to be cautious in light of the current economic environment, we expect Ubisoft to once again be one of the most dynamic and profitable publishers in the games industry in 2009."

The fiscal year for 2009 to 10 will end in March 2010, so expect these games to be on shelves by then: Assassin's Creed 2, the long-in-development Splinter Cell Conviction, a new Ghost Recon, a whole bunch of Imagine and Petz games, and a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game which MTV has on good word is being made by some of the folks who helped build Super Smash Bros Brawl. Also scheduled to make a return is Red Steel, the swords-and-guns Wii game that proved one of the console's bigger launch disappointments. The new title will feature Motion Plus controls for ultimate 1:1 hold-your-pistol-sideways-like-a-Triad-member action.

Guillemot also revealed that I Am Alive, the post-disaster survival game that we got the first details on last month and which was only recently rumored to be released in March, will be delayed. "I Am Alive will require further development time and will now bolster the line-up for 2009-10," he said.

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Ok, red steel was such a bad game, why do people insist on making sequels to bad games?

While I can't wait for the new Assassin's Creed, I cannot say I feel the same way about Red Steel.

I appear to be behind on my Assassins Creed information, but does anyone know what the second one will be about, or what era it will take place in?

What's this? No beyond good and evil 2 news? I'm still waiting for *any* indications that this game is still on the radar... :'(

I haven't heard anything official on Assassin's Creed beyond that they're making it. Not even much for rumors, actually, so your best info at this point might just be from playing through the first game, in which case I can't help at all...

Edit: oh, man, yeah, they'd better still be working on BG&E 2. I'm just playing through the first one now...

Assassin's Creed 2(: The Assassinating)- Pass
Splinter Cell Conviction- Maybe
Ghost Recon- Pass
Imagine Games- Pass
Petz games- Definite Pass
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles- Pass
I am Alive- Maybe

Well so much for Ubisoft.

Finally a Red Steel sequal. I don't why people think it was bad. It was quite good except for a few minor glitches.

Looking foreward to "I am Alive"(delayed =/), "Assasins Creed 2" and possibly the new Ghost Recon game - I had hoped they would make a new Rainbow Six game...

Assassin's Creed: Strong possibility
Ghost Recon: Strong Possibility
I am Alive: Strong maybe(I don't even know what it's coming out on, but I like the idea.)
Splinter cell: maybe
The rest: no

Gamer137:
Finally a Red Steel sequal. I don't why people think it was bad. It was quite good except for a few minor glitches.

i agree. it was a good game despite a couple of problems which, if they sort them out for the sequel, it will be great.

A lot of it looks good to me, but what can I say? I love most of these franchises.

Red Steel was pretty bad, but it wasn't the concept that was bad. Maybe they'll actually fix things and make a good implementation of it. (I can dream, right?)

needausername:
I appear to be behind on my Assassins Creed information, but does anyone know what the second one will be about, or what era it will take place in?

One of the developers said the French Revolution in passing, but it was sort of an example to show that they could pick any time period.

Valiance:
Red Steel was pretty bad, but it wasn't the concept that was bad. Maybe they'll actually fix things and make a good implementation of it. (I can dream, right?)

Red Steel was one of the titles that tempted me to get a Wii... and then the reviews came in saying that the controls just weren't there, and I lost interest. So I agree, if they can fix those soft-spots in the sequel I might just be tempted to throw Ninty some coin.

-- Steve

I really hope Ubi works on coding and gameplay more than just graphics. They're notorious for bad PC versions with horrendous bugs... Anyone remember the disaster that Double Agent was? Virtually unplayable.

I don't see how a Red Steel sequel could possibly have been conceived. It sold almost nothing, and was panned by critics.

orannis62:

needausername:
I appear to be behind on my Assassins Creed information, but does anyone know what the second one will be about, or what era it will take place in?

One of the developers said the French Revolution in passing, but it was sort of an example to show that they could pick any time period.

Sounds interesting. At least that's more creative than having it being set during the great crusades again.

Xiado:
I don't see how a Red Steel sequel could possibly have been conceived. It sold almost nothing, and was panned by critics.

orannis62:

needausername:
I appear to be behind on my Assassins Creed information, but does anyone know what the second one will be about, or what era it will take place in?

One of the developers said the French Revolution in passing, but it was sort of an example to show that they could pick any time period.

Sounds interesting. At least that's more creative than having it being set during the great crusades again.

Nah, the crusades are going to be the next World War II.

i can't wait for assassin's creed 2!

Meado:

Xiado:
I don't see how a Red Steel sequel could possibly have been conceived. It sold almost nothing, and was panned by critics.

orannis62:

needausername:
I appear to be behind on my Assassins Creed information, but does anyone know what the second one will be about, or what era it will take place in?

One of the developers said the French Revolution in passing, but it was sort of an example to show that they could pick any time period.

Sounds interesting. At least that's more creative than having it being set during the great crusades again.

Nah, the crusades are going to be the next World War II.

In game clues point to Japan. A Dev mentioned the French Revolution. In any case it won't be set in the Crusades.

No mention of BG&E2.... that's not a good sign. I hope they're still going to work on it.

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mattttherman3:
Ok, red steel was such a bad game, why do people insist on making sequels to bad games?

I played it and beat it and *gasp* had fun. It was not a bad game to me because I wasn't expecting the FPS equivalent of Jesus. Yes I bought it used, but that's not the point. The point is that people's expectations ruined the experience before it even had a chance.

The French revolution for AC 2 huh? sounds interesting, only wish the game itself will be just as interesting as the environment.
Splinter Cell has had a rough few years, whats going on with conviction?

mattttherman3:
Ok, red steel was such a bad game, why do people insist on making sequels to bad games?

To see if they can improve, it's happened before ya' know.

fluffylandmine:
Assassin's Creed: Strong possibility
Ghost Recon: Strong Possibility
I am Alive: Strong maybe(I don't even know what it's coming out on, but I like the idea.)
Splinter cell: maybe
The rest: no

A new ghost recon? Sweet...

Also I can't wait for Endwar DLC and Hawx

i love ubisoft. they are great devs, im pretty excited for all this stuff,

red steel:im hopeing for a true sword game that does well, i guess well have to wait and see

splinter cell, assasins creed, and new ghost recon, im very excited for.

Screw Splinter Cell and Red Steel (never heard of it, anyway).

Assassin's Creed - nice, but they can't think of something better than an assassin with a hidden blade doing parkour in the Holy Land.

Hope there WILL be BG&E, would play it again but sound is screwed up and characters are desynced with their lips and text...

I am so in for a TMNT like Super Smash Brothers man. With all the characters from that universe that could be a blast.

And I swear my fealty to the resurrected soul of Al Mualim in Assassins Creed Two baby.

 

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