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Red Steel 2 to Leverage Wii MotionPlus

by Nick DiMola - July 28, 2008, 5:36 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: GamesIndustry.biz

According to Alain Corre, executive director for Ubisoft, Red Steel 2 has been in development for "many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise."

In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Alain Corre, executive director for Ubisoft, has revealed that Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus will be used to augment the first-person experience for Red Steel 2. A sequel to the launch day hit has been rumored to be in development for quite some time, but this is the first official proof that one is Wii bound.

According to Corre, "the Red Steel brand is strong … [but] [the first title] was a bit rushed to be sure to offer something in year one to Wii consumers." With the creation of Wii MotionPlus, the Red Steel team has been at work for "many months now … [and can use] this new device ... [to] be even more precise."

No other details were revealed, but players can probably expect an enhanced sequel to the first Red Steel sometime next year, after the Wii MotionPlus debuts alongside Wii Sports Resort in the spring.

Talkback

planetidiotJuly 28, 2008

Call me crazy but I'm actually looking forward to this.  I think Red Steel needed a lot more time to make it right, and if they put in 1:1 sword controls and spend the time to make 2 good, it may be the game we all thought part 1 was going to be.

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusJuly 28, 2008

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Call me crazy but I'm actually looking forward to this.  I think Red Steel needed a lot more time to make it right, and if they put in 1:1 sword controls and spend the time to make 2 good, it may be the game we all thought part 1 was going to be.

Maybe, I'm hoping they are taking cues from Prime 3 and MoH with the shooter controls because they are awful in the first one. The sword controls will almost inevitably be better just with the added Wii MotionPlus control.

James, any comments?

UltimatePartyBearJuly 28, 2008

The best thing about Motion Plus not coming until next year is that Ubisoft can't rush this out for Christmas.

AVJuly 28, 2008

IT BETTER be better. I mean come on now the first one is ass.

They are going to have to make this game awesome to scrub off the stink of the first one.

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The best thing about Motion Plus not coming until next year is that Ubisoft can't rush this out for Christmas.

QFT

DjunknownJuly 28, 2008

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James, any comments?

Yeah, I was about to ASK that. Is this enough of an apology for the glut of casual titles Ubisoft is making?

EDIT: added verbs so that it sounds intelligible/comprehensible.

DAaaMan64July 28, 2008

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James, any comments?

Yeah, I was about that. Is this enough of an apology for the glut of casual titles Ubisoft is making?

Not quite, needs more PoP. Then they'd make me happy. Although they are making progress as I enjoyed Red Steel.

Now if they want to go above and beyond they could also make a traditional Rayman game, that'd be cool.  As long as it doesn't suck like the ds one did.

ShyGuyJuly 28, 2008

Red Steel 2 isn't the only traditional game coming from Ubisoftz.

I am Alive was announced with a Wii version.

NinGurl69 *hugglesJuly 28, 2008

lol Brothers in Delay

redgiementalJuly 28, 2008

This could actually be good. First one was sub-par particularly in the sword controls. I remember how disappointing it was the first time i played it. Hopefully they can make up for it this time.

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