New Releases: What upcoming games are you looking forward to?
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One of the Wii's high-profile launch titles receives a revamped sequel featuring a cel-shaded presentation, a new setting, and retooled play mechanics. While the first game's distinctive combination of gun slinging and swordplay returns, you can now freely switch between the two combat styles at any point in the action instead of being forced to use one weapon during specific levels. Your sword also benefits from the added precision of the Wii MotionPlus accessory, allowing for true 1:1 movement that also tracks the strength of swings. The protagonist, known as the "Swordsman," is inspired by "The Man With No Name" film series starring Clint Eastwood.
You are a strong but silent hero who finds himself wandering through an unusual city named Caldera in the middle of the American desert. Mixing elements of Western and Eastern cultures, Red Steel 2 offers combat against up to six enemies simultaneously and a number of stylized moves, from dramatic finishing blows to the ability to deflect bullets with your blade. Your goal is to free the town from a tyrannical warlord, whose minions include katana-wielding swordsmen and agile ninjas. Red Steel 2 is available in two packages: the standalone game and a bundled version with the Wii MotionPlus, which is required for play. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide