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 editions that Ubisoft has been working on; the other (developed by Ubisoft Montréal) was apparently cancelled in 2007 due to concerns about its overall quality. Ubisoft Paris are now working on the version that will be hitting shop shelves at some point soon.
Unseen64 has some artwork from the aborted game that shows that it was somewhat fantastical, with floating platforms and dream-like levels. It could have been pretty interesting, but I guess we’ll never know now.