Red Steel 2 screenshot
Red Steel 2 screenshot

Red Steel 2 creative director Jason Vandenberghe has told that despite the scheduled holiday 2010 arrival of motion controller technology for both Xbox 360 and PS3, motion-based action sequel Red Steel 2 will remain a Wii exclusive.

Asked about the possibility of bringing the game to Natal or Arc, Vandenberghe said: "I mean, I would love to get hold of the Natal team and talk to them about it. Maybe I'm wrong, I could be completely wrong about this, but for me in first-person action games, you need an [analogue] stick. I need clear, accurate input – I don't want to be using one hand to pretend to be my feet. I want to use both my hands for input. Maybe in ten years we'll be used to it; today I want a stick. So I hope with Natal there will be an option to hold a controller, or to use a one-handed controller of some kind that will allow me to have that analogue stick and then do the motion.

"If I hand an analogue stick, and then a [sword-like] stick in my hand, yeah, we could do something like this experience. Now, Red Steel 2 is a Wii exclusive and we're not going anywhere with it. This is going to stay Wii exclusive."

However, Vandenberghe didn't rule out bringing future instalments in the Red Steel franchise to the Xbox 360 and PS3.

"I would be thrilled at the opportunity! Where do I sign, dude? I love the experience, I'm a big sword geek, so the chance to explore even higher levels of fidelity... And you know, I'm sure Nintendo is going to come back and answer all the other crap that Sony and Microsoft has been doing, so it's going to keep going, right? This isn't going to be a one, two-year conversation. It'll be something we keep talking about," he said.

He added: "I've always wanted to make a first-person sword-fighting game that's a direct experience of sword-fighting, and now that I've made one all I want to do is to make another one. I'm thrilled to have had the chance to do it. I couldn't be happier."

For more from Vandenberghe check out our interview in full.

Red Steel 2 is scheduled for release on March 26, 2010.

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fps_d0minat0r's Avatar


this actually has a good reason for being a 3rd party exclusive.....unlike other some titles.
last thing they want to do is make a long term contract with nintendo and regret it like epic games are doing with the gears of war series.
Posted 21:24 on 22 February 2010
MJTH's Avatar


Thank god, all the wii has going for it in first person genre is the fact that there are still people making hardcore gaming exclusive that work well.
Posted 17:35 on 22 February 2010

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Release Date: 08/12/2006
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-4
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