Take A Look At The Red Steel 2 We Never Got To Play

Leaked production screens show a different style

Red Steel was Ubisoft's big Wii launch title many years ago, and despite its cool visuals, it didn't quite get the gameplay right. Ubisoft atoned for its sins to a certain extent with Red Steel 2, but the game was almost unrecognisable thanks to a totally different "Samurai Western" setting.

However, prior to the release of the sequel Ubisoft was working on a different title which bore more of a resemblance to the original. According to a poster on Neogaf, the game was cancelled around 2007 or 2008, didn't boast Wii Motion Plus support (because the add-on wasn't available at that time) and featured online multiplayer.

Take a look at the pre-production renders below and be sure to let us know what you think. Would you have liked to have seen Ubisoft take another shot at making a better Red Steel, or were you happy with the drastically different sequel we eventually got?

[via neogaf.com]