Red Steel 2

Red Steel 2

2010

System
Wii
Publisher
Ubisoft
Developer
Ubisoft

8.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 148

Our Review: 8/10

Red Steel 2 News

November2013

  • News 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,...

August2010

May2010

  • News Red Steel 2 Met Ubi's Sales Expectations

    More accurate figures sadly lacking

    It may have failed to set the charts alight but Red Steel 2 still performed in line with Ubisoft's sales estimates. In its end of year financial report, the company failed to give more exact sales figures but did say it had performed in line with revised estimates, a reference to the halving of expectations just...

April2010

March2010

  • News Red Steel 2 Blunted After Poor UK Chart Debut

    Ubi's first big Wii release of 2010 fails to get the tills ringing

    Remember the old "hardcore games don't sell on Wii" debate we had all those months ago? Well get ready to dust it off again because the retail figures for the UK launch of Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 are in, and it's not pretty reading. The sword-swinging action title - which we...

  • News Tom Salta Sound-Checking Red Steel 2

    Soundtrack that fuses the two flavours together

    The sound design can ofter get overlooked in video games, whether it be in development or the appreciation from the gamer. Ubisoft is careful not to let the audio side of things disappoint when Red Steel 2 attacks our senses next week. The highly-anticipated Wii MotionPlus title will contain several...

January2010

  • News Red Steel 2 Shoots and Slashes in March

    March 23rd for North America, 26th in Europe

    Ubisoft's sales predictions for Red Steel 2 may not be as lofty as they were, but gamers worldwide will have a chance to exchange their hard-earned money for blades and bullets in late March. The game is due to hit North American stores on March 23rd, with the European release date a few days later on the...

  • News Ubisoft Slices Sales Predictions for Red Steel 2 in Two

    500,000 still a big figure, though

    We've been keeping a close eye on Ubisoft's upcoming East-meets-West shooter Red Steel 2 - seriously, we have some of the world's best content on it, y'know - which is now due for launch in March of this year. Perhaps taking on board the recent discussion of mature games on Wii, the company has decided to lower its...

October2009

  • News Red Steel 2 Sharpens Up

    New build, new features, new joy

    Since our first hands-on play with Red Steel 2 all the way back in June - yes, it really was that long ago - we've had two more chances to get to grips with the game, the most recent at this week's Eurogamer EXPO where a new build was on display. How's the title coming along? Very, very nicely. Our play-through was...

  • News Wanna Play? Ubisoft show more of Red Steel 2

    Ubisoft release another video from the upcoming Red Steel 2 game demonstrating its "accurate" on-screen controls.

    Ever since we played the original Red Steel we became overwhelmed with disappointment in the control section, we hoped for "real" one-to-one mapping of our Wiimotes to our swords, alas it wasn't meant to be... That's because...

  • News Red Steel 2 Devs "Have Beaten Waggle"

    Still have room for breakfast

    We're getting excited about Red Steel 2 here at Nintendo Life - in fact, we have been ever since our hands-on back in April! Whether it's the super-cool Japan-come-Wild West setting, the tasty graphics or the MotionPlus controls, there's no doubt it's one of the big titles we're dying to play next year. Sadly, all this...

September2009

  • News New Red Steel 2 Trailer

    Introducing Payne, your new best friend

    Red Steel 2 is looking more and more exciting with every piece of new media. You'll be pleased to hear then that this latest piece doesn't disappoint. The trailer showcases the first boss of the game, and who doesn't like bosses? [Depends if you're talking about the day job! - Editor] If you remember during...

August2009

  • News Ninjas Spring Into Red Steel 2

    Trains explode too, all in new gameplay video

    No Wild West meets feudal Japan first-person shooting game would be complete without some deadly ninjas appearing, would it? That's obviously the thinking of those clever guys at Ubisoft, who recently revealed some brand new screenshots of their upcoming MotionPlus-demanding title Red Steel 2 showing off...

July2009

  • News Red Steel 2 Delayed Until 2010

    Ubisoft's sword-swinging sequel bumped into next year.

    Well Red Steel fans will be getting a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas with word from Ubisoft that their upcoming Wii sequel Red Steel 2 will now be delayed into 2010. Red Steel 2 was originally going to be released sometime this holiday season, but according to Ubisoft CEO Yves...

  • Interviews Red Steel 2 Developer Videos

    Ubisoft throw us a bone with some excellent insight videos into the upcoming Red Steel 2 for Wii.

    If you're a regular to Nintendo Life you'll already know our newly married James Newton has already visited Ubisoft to play their upcoming Red Steel follow up. Well now we've got some lovely new videos to show you detailing more of the 'behind the...

  • News More Red Steel 2 Information Emerges From the Mirage

    Our own Objection_Blaster! gets a question answered!

    Recently we invited you guys to submit your questions to Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 development team, and we've just received word that the first round of developer answers has gone live on the official Red Steel 2 forums! One of the questions that caught the community team's eye was from our very own...

June2009

  • News New Nintendo Channel Videos

    Nintendo adds two new videos to their Nintendo Channel.

    The nice folks at Nintendo were kind enough to send over two brand new videos of upcoming releases. These videos were just added to the Nintendo Channel as well, and more are on the way. The first video is of Ubisoft's Red Steel 2 with charismatic Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe on hand to...

  • Interviews Red Steel 2's Roman Campos Oriola

    Plus your chance to pitch your questions to the developers!

    Before I got the MotionPlus add-on in my sweaty hands, we had an in-depth presentation from the game's development team outlining the game's story to us. The original Red Steel revolved around an American entering the seedy underbelly of the Japanese mob world, but the second title tells a...

  • Interviews Red Steel 2's Jason VandenBerghe

    In the great man's words, "f***ing A!"

    After my extremely enjoyable but all-too short time spent playing the game I was bursting with questions, and luckily I got to sit down with just the man to answer them - Red Steel 2's Creative Director, Jason VandenBerghe. Nintendo Life: It seems almost compulsory for every Wii game these days to include...

  • First Impressions Red Steel 2 Exclusive!

    The game you've been waiting for.

    When Red Steel launched way back in December 2006 it promised so much, with its mix of bullets and blades and intuitive motion controls, but was clearly rushed to meet the Wii's launch date and ended up a disappointment in many gamers' eyes. A few months after release, the development team sat down to create the...

  • News Exclusive Red Steel 2 footage

    Get your eyes on the real-time opening for Ubi's new title.

    If you've read our exclusive hands-on preview of Red Steel 2, you'll know I came away very impressed by the game's cel-shaded graphics. Nothing beats the ability to watch them in action yourself though, and earlier today Ubisoft revealed the game's opening scene to the public. Until the...

  • News Red Steel 2 To Be Bundled With Wii MotionPlus

    Yet another non-Nintendo release gets the WMP pack-in treatment, plus more story details are revealed

    A while back, Ubisoft dropped the bombshell that its upcoming Wii title Red Steel 2 would require the Wii MotionPlus to play. It was a risky statement, as sales of the game would depend on how well the new accessory sold. However, Ubisoft has today...

May2009

  • News Some Red Steel 2 Sword Worries Squashed

    Cut people up wherever you please!

    Ubisoft? They listen to their fans, they say. And a big thing people whined and moaned about in Red Steel was how the katana worked. See, people didn't want to be locked into place for sword duels; commando or bust! Said Jason Vandenberghe, the game's creative director, to Nintendo Power via Nintendo Pad: That was...

  • News You're Gonna Need Wii MotionPlus To Enjoy Red Steel 2

    Ubisoft makes its high-profile sequel dependant on the new add-on

    The original Red Steel was a great idea that was sadly let down by a terrible control system. While people were quick to blame Ubisoft for coming up with such a half-baked concept, the latest news regarding the sequel might shed some light on why the previous game was so poor: the...

  • News First Red Steel 2 In-Game Footage

    Shooting and sword-play shown in seemingly leaked trailer

    While the original Red Steel may have sold gangbusters for a non-Nintendo launch title, it certainly remains one of the most divisive games in the console's short life-span, centering essentially around what many consider to be wonky controls and pre-launch Wiimote promises that didn't really...

April2009

  • News East Meets West In Red Steel 2

    Details on the newly emerged action title begin to spill...

    Although Wii launch title Red Steel received a mixed response from the critics, its sequel is deep in the works and presents more than a little promise. The motion sensitive Wii Remote seems an uncanny representative for both shooting and sword fighting games, and Red Steel 2 promises to...

  • News Nintendo Power Reveals New Red Steel 2 Artwork

    Game to showcase a Wild West theme?

    US magazine Nintendo Power has published some new imagery from Ubisoft's upcoming Red Steel 2. The new artwork appears to show some kind of katana-welding cowboy. The images shown so far are merely snippets from the final print magazine, and we'll have to wait until the physical issue hits the news stands before...

March2009

  • News Motion Plus finally gets a date

    The slippery release date of WiiMotion plus has firmed up as a pack-in title

    Since the announcement of Wii motion plus at E3 2008, it was slated to pack in with the eagerly awaited WiiSports Resort. That was supposed to be this spring, and wait... it's spring right now. One delay after another has left us all wondering, but it seems it's not the...

  • News The Red Steel 2 That You Will Never Play

    Leaked screens of the canned sequel hit the net

    Red Steel was one of the Wii’s first real disappointments – it promised so much, yet ultimately failed to deliver. However, the potential was there and that’s why we’ve been pretty keen to see the sequel. Surprisingly, the version of Red Steel 2 that we’ll eventually be getting is one of two...

August2008

  • News Red Steel 2 with MotionPlus due in 2009

    Ubisoft recently let things slip that they will follow up the somewhat let-down-of-the-year Red Steel early next year.

    "Red Steel 2 has been in development for many months now, and this new device will help us be even more precise in what we do with the product. The Red Steel brand is strong - I think we released it on year one, and that people...