East meets West in Red Steel 2

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 confirmed that the game will be bundled with Wii MotionPlus, making it yet another third party title to be paired with the innovative new Wii Remote enhancement.

"When we received advance prototype versions of the Wii MotionPlus, and took some time to see what it could do, we realised that it was the solution we had needed to make the new style of gameplay we had been experimenting with work" said creative director Jason Vandenberghe, who was speaking at Ubisoft's E3 press conference.

Details on the game's setting have also been revealed; it takes place in a fictional version of the Nevada desert, and, as the early artwork seemed to prove, is a strange mixture of eastern mythology and the American Wild West.

We've got something very special lined up relating to Red Steel 2, so keep your eyes on the site...

[source eurogamer.net]