Red Steel 2 an upcoming game under the development of Ubisoft Paris. Red Steel 2 is a direct sequel to the 2006 game Red Steel. Just like its sequel Red Steel 2 is a game from First person shooter, where player can use gun and a katana sword alternatively. The game is designed to be played on Nintendo Wii. Red Steel 2 will be published by Ubisoft. Releases dates are not sure but the game may release early in the year 2010. Only playable mode in the game will be single player. Red Steel 2 will use a special game engine developed by Ubisoft known as LyN engine. LyN is designed to act effectively on both old and next generation equally. Other games to use LyN engine are Rabbids Go Home and Beyond Good & Evil 2. LyN specially suits Wii as it helps in maximizing graphic capabilities without limiting the imaginations of the developers using it. In April Ubisoft revealed in a press release that game’s story is based in a high tech, desert bound metropolis. The Swordsman is the name if the main protagonist of the game. He will be a silent character and a member of a clan called “The Protectors”. According to a prequel in the game all the members of the group were killed while saving The Swordsman. As the last surviving Protector, The Swordsman sets off on a revenge for his fallen clan.
Red Steel’s development started in summer of 2008 and on July 28 the same year existence of Red Steel 2 was confirmed by Alain Corre, executive director of Ubisoft. Red Steel will also use Nintendo’s new accessory Wii MotionPlus. It is said by the developers that Wii motion plus create a strong single player experience. Multiplayer was not considered as the part of the game, because Ubisoft believed it would distract player from enjoying the single player in Wii gameplay. Instead of using more realistic graphics, Red Steel will use stylized cel-shaded graphics. Visuals are styled like XIII Ubisoft’s own game released in the year 2003. As the game will release on the family console Wii, it will not include bloodshed in the game. Ubisoft is aiming for ‘T’ rating for Red Steel 2. Red Steel 2 will be played in the First person shooter perspective just like Red Steel. Player can alternate between sword fighting and shooting. At their disposal players will have both gun and katana and they can switch them at any point. As you will progress further in the game you will receive new abilities and weapons, which you can either earn or purchase.