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Red Steel 2 release date revealed

It's coming at the end of March

Ubisoft has announced the release date for Red Steel 2. The MotionPlus action game will be released in the UK on 26 March, the same day as Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver.

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With Monster Hunter Tri coming in April, two of the big hardcore hopes for 2010 will be released in consecutive months.

With its MotionPlus controls, Red Steel 2 should be a big improvement on its predecessor. As Creative Director Jason Vandenberghe told ONM last year, "The game is so much fun with the Wii MotionPlus peripheral. I hope it gives gamers something really cool to do with their Wii. It's a really cool game for core gamers."

You can read more about Red Steel 2 in issue 53 of Official Nintendo Magazine which goes on sale on Friday 12 February.

Take a look at our exclusive Red Steel 2 gameplay video here.

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  1. Chr1s-cross Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 17:27

    Wow - just two months to go! Just saw the new trailer, and I'm definitely getting this game!

  2. The_Insider Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 17:43

    My head are just asplode!!111 :D

    No but in all seriousness, I will actually have a reason to properly sit down and play my Wii again this year, with this, No More Heroes:DS, Metroid: Other M, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and potentially Zelda Wii.

    In other news, it sucks that this comes out on the same day as Pokemon HG/SS, because in all fairness, I'm picking up those first without a second thought for Red Steel 2, as awesome as it is.

  3. neongiratina Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 17:59

    Youre Reviewing it? ace

  4. mewthree Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 18:58

    Let's hope they stick to this one!

  5. Fierce Deity H Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 18:59

    Pokemon takes priority

  6. Mmmyeah Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 19:16

    I am very much looking forward to this and have been for quite some time. This could be the first game to finally bring proper swordfighting to the wii. This is easily more exciting than another pokemon and is one of my most anticipated games of 2010.

  7. Cinaclov Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 19:37

    Interesting that they chose to release it at the same time as HG/SS, it's gonna leave alot of people divided between the two. Like myself, I've been looking foward to this for ages, but i've been looking foward to a Silver remake since FR/LG were announced. Consequently that wins. I will be getting RS2, just not at launch.

  8. ILoveWii Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 19:40

    Pokemon takes priority

    That's what I said but you need both.

    LOOK GUYS!

    http://f.imagehost.org/0475/RS2_pre_order_pack_3D_small.jpg

    PRE-ORDER BONUS OMFG BULLET.

  9. eevans Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 20:35

    Pokemon takes priority

    That's what I said but you need both.

    LOOK GUYS!

    http://f.imagehost.org/0475/RS2_pre_order_pack_3D_small.jpg

    PRE-ORDER BONUS OMFG BULLET.


    holy crap im so getting this it comes out on my birthday so i will have plenty of money :)

  10. Dark nemisis Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 21:16

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've finally got enough money to get this AND pokemon but I now don't have enough time! :cry:

  11. TheAPERSON Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 21:17

    They chose the wrong date to release it on. Pokémon is going to vastly outsell this.

  12. Nintendo Boy Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 21:20

    I shall be picking up both on launch day. I enjoyed the first Red Steel, and this one with Wii Motion Plus looks even better.

    The Pokemon remake i have been waiting for ages too; I don't know which one i'll play first. D:

  13. ILoveWii Tuesday 26th Jan 2010 at 22:07

    They chose the wrong date to release it on. Pokémon is going to vastly outsell this.

    TBH, Ubisoft probably think Pokemon appeals more to under 16's while over's would want something like this. They don't understand the size of the Poke-demographic.

  14. hardcoregamerrob Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 00:01

    NOOOOOOO Theres too many games coming out each month

    jan : Bayonetta
    feb : Bioshock 2 and Sonic all star racing
    march : red steel 2
    april : monster hunter trio

    Seriously and the worst thing is im no where near completed mini ninja and muramasa the demon blade yet from chirstmas :? i just finished okami (A CLASSIC GAME GET IT PEOPLE :D) i don't have time.
    The people who's still in school you understand when you get older and work 40 hours a week you have no time at all :?

  15. NintendoWiiNath Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 00:28

    Pokemon takes priority

    That's what I said but you need both.

    LOOK GUYS!

    http://f.imagehost.org/0475/RS2_pre_order_pack_3D_small.jpg

    PRE-ORDER BONUS OMFG BULLET.

    I think i just wet my pants with joy

  16. hardcoregamerrob Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 00:38

    Pokemon takes priority

    That's what I said but you need both.

    LOOK GUYS!

    http://f.imagehost.org/0475/RS2_pre_order_pack_3D_small.jpg

    PRE-ORDER BONUS OMFG BULLET.

    I think i just wet my pants with joy

    Your not alone mate :D

  17. NintendoWiiNath Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 00:58

    Pokemon takes priority

    That's what I said but you need both.

    LOOK GUYS!

    http://f.imagehost.org/0475/RS2_pre_order_pack_3D_small.jpg

    PRE-ORDER BONUS OMFG BULLET.

    I think i just wet my pants with joy

    Your not alone mate :D

    Haha are we getting this? if so where from? i want it! lol

  18. ILoveWii Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 07:30

    Yes we are getting it. Most likely from GAME.

  19. Icarus_Kid Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 09:33

    I like the art style, if I still played my Wii i'd probably buy this and Tri.


    NOOOOOOO Theres too many games coming out each month

    jan : Bayonetta
    feb : Bioshock 2 and Sonic all star racing
    march : red steel 2
    april : monster hunter trio

    You've also got God of War 3, Yakuza 3, Bad company 2 and FFXIII all coming out in march.Hrm, just noticed how many are actually sequals, strange...

  20. ultra_slb Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 10:05

    Why does it feel that it's always like this?

    You have a long blank period.. and then.. BOOM everything awsome is out at the same time!!!

    Monster hunter, Pkmn, RedSteel, not sure about this but No More Heroes isnt it around the same time? Sky Crawlers..

    I pitty my wallet

  21. hardcoregamerrob Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 10:57


    NOOOOOOO Theres too many games coming out each month

    jan : Bayonetta
    feb : Bioshock 2 and Sonic all star racing
    march : red steel 2
    april : monster hunter trio

    You've also got God of War 3, Yakuza 3, Bad company 2 and FFXIII all coming out in march.Hrm, just noticed how many are actually sequals, strange...

    well I don't have a ps3 so I never played any of those games so im kinda lucky in a strange way :).
    i probably just wait intil my birthday in july to get some of the games. oh yes MEGA MAN 10 thats coming soon too isnt it.

  22. ACRID Wednesday 27th Jan 2010 at 13:19

    I've been blinded by Red Steel 2's awesomeness!!!!

  23. Callum D Friday 29th Jan 2010 at 17:49

    This game looks badass but Pokemon is top priority! I will most likely get it for my birthday in April!

  24. Callum D Friday 29th Jan 2010 at 17:51

    This looks badass! I can't get it for March 26th, cos of Pokemon, hehe.
    I will get it for my birthday hopefully.

  25. Callum D Friday 29th Jan 2010 at 17:53

    This looks badass! I can't get it for March 26th, cos of Pokemon, hehe.
    I will get it for my birthday in April.

  26. Zio144 Friday 29th Jan 2010 at 20:22

    No more heroes 2 is out March to and that takes priority for me!

  27. MARION64WII Sunday 31st Jan 2010 at 18:05

    Why are people picking pokemon over this? :roll: Come on seriosly, if you were to say to a mate "im gonna get pokemon instead of red steel 2" that mate would say "you sad, sad person." The special edition of red steel 2 looks awesome, i am so getting this (sorry to pokemon fans but if your over 14 dont you think your a little to old for pokemon :?)On another note, do you think ONM will give this a bad review because it is hardcore? They did that to resi darkside and the conduit (come to think of it, has a hardcore game got a gold award apart from overkill?)

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