He may be introduced as "a nice guy," but we're betting Red Steel 2's newly introduced character "Payne" isn't quite as friendly as the trailer above would let on. Sure, he may take you for rides on his motorcycle and ... um ... show you the inside of his new truck (?), but won't he get you killed w...

September 20th 2009 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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During a Q&A session following the PAX demo of Red Steel 2, creative director Jason VandenBerghe told Joystiq that he would "love" to see Red Steel arrive on other platforms. When asked about the possibilities of the new motion control options headed to PS3 and Xbox 360, VandenBerghe said, "I p...

September 8th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Ubisoft has unleashed a developer walkthrough of Red Steel 2, where creative director Jason Vandenberg takes us through one of the game's levels. There's plenty of context-sensitive prompts to ogle and lots of swordplay, not to mention that super strong double-barreled shotgun, but the real value is...

August 20th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Maybe this afternoon's news that Splinter Cell: Conviction – aka Badass: The Game – and Red Steel 2 were being delayed from later this year to the beginning of next year took you by surprise. Not us, Reader. We've become so desensitized to the pain of losing highly anticipated titles li...

July 27th 2009 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Sam Fisher's latest will have some company on the new releases wall in the "March quarter" of 2010 (read: before 03-31-10). Ubisoft has delayed the planned holiday release of the Wii MotionPlus-exclusive Red Steel 2 to early next year for undeclared reasons.Although the sword-and-gun FPS is probabl...

July 27th 2009 at 12:36pm 0 Comments
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click to enlarge We stopped by Ubisoft's San Francisco offices late last week to spend more time with its upcoming Nintendo platform lineup. Although we'd played many of the same games -- at the same stage of development -- during E3, now was the time to really focus on details. So, first up was Red...

July 7th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

This week, the Nintendo Channel has been flooded with a variety of interviews about big upcoming Wii titles. There are interviews with the folks behind FFCC: The Crystal Bearers, Red Steel 2, Cave Story, and, as you can see above, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. So, hit up the video above, t...

June 22nd 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

After the awkward and misguided mess that was Ubisoft's Red Steel, it must sound like damning praise to say, "Well, the sequel's much better." After all, Nintendo's newfangled MotionPlus attachment has come to save the day, introducing one-to-one movement and finally delivering the sword fighting ex...

June 9th 2009 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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As one would assume, a samurai western video game with a heavy focus on the implementation of a peripheral that allows for alleged 1:1 digital sword maneuvering will be hitting store shelves bundled with said attachment. Or, to put it in monosyllabic terms, we just learned at the Ubisoft press conf...

June 1st 2009 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Both Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter and EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich expect the Wii MotionPlus peripheral to achieve sales of around ten million units in the US and Europe. The two just disagree on how long it will take. Pachter believes that the sales will happen early on, driven by bundles...

May 13th 2009 at 9:10am 0 Comments