Ubisoft Makes Red Steel 2 OfficialS

Ubisoft finishes what Nintendo Power started as they officially announce Red Steel 2, offering few new details on the Wii MotionPlus-enabled sequel to the Wii's original first-person shooter.

The announcement mainly centers on the fact that the game was created from the ground up for the Wii MotionPlus, and will be Ubisoft's first title to fully integrate the peripheral. Aside from the peripheral back-patting, the only other information provided is that the game takes place in a "desert-bound, high-tech metropolis", which explains the Western look of the game's protagonist.

"Red Steel was a unique opportunity for Ubisoft to work in tandem with Nintendo to create a title exclusively for the launch of the Wii console," said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing US at Ubisoft. "Red Steel 2 is another milestone for the company as it is the first Ubisoft title with full Wii MotionPlus integration."

See? It's all about Wii MotionPlus, and why shouldn't it be? No other launch title highlighted the limitations of the Wii remote as well as Red Steel, so it's up to the sequel to show us how much better control works now that Nintendo has fixed it.

Red Steel 2 is aiming for a Holiday 2009 release.