Red Steel 2 MotionPlus-Only
Ubisoft’s sword and gunplay action sequel Red Steel 2 will only be compatible with MotionPlus enabled Wii controllers, the company has confirmed.
The game’s creative director told the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine (via Nintendo Dpad) that the core experience wasn’t there without the soon to be released peripheral.
“It’s a huge risk,” Jason Vandenberghe said. “We have no idea what the penetration rate for Wii MotionPlus will be. We assume high. We would like it to be high.
“I would love to say to you that it’ll be compatible with just a regular controller, but the gameplay simply isn’t there without MotionPlus. That core experience just isn’t there without it.”
A Ubisoft rep confirmed to Edge this morning that Red Steel 2 will be a MotionPlus-only title upon its release later this year, but didn’t offer any further comment on the decision.
Set for release next month, the Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, “combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player’s arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion,” according to Nintendo.
Update: Analysts discuss Ubisoft’s Red Steel 2 MotionPlus-only risk