Howdy, partner. That's a mighty fine chopper you got there.

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 we know if they have any juicy screen shots to show us.

The issue in question is expected to reach US stores on the 12th May.

In the meantime though, we're liking the new artistic direction Ubisoft is taking with this. Hopefully the game play will improve on the rather disappointing prequel.