Red Steel


By: Emily Buxton    On: Nintendo Wii
Published: Monday 20 Nov 2006 10:00 AM
 
 
 
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With the arrival of the Nintendo Wii, gripping your controller like your life depended on it has never been so important!

Red Steel is an exclusive Wii launch title that will take full advantage of the console's innovative controller. Built from the ground up exclusively for the Wii, Red Steel is a first-person action game set in the harsh Tokyo underworld, where you’ll be fighting for your fiancée, your honour and your life.

An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father – a Japanese mafia kingpin – murdered by a rival gang. Using the Wii remote and Nunchuk controllers, you'll replicate sword-fighting movements and eliminate enemies quickly by directly targeting and shooting them. By learning the ancient art of Japanese fighting with your katana and the focused precision of modern firearms, you will progress and adapt yourself to this foreign environment, where skills alone may not guarantee you victory. Along the way you’ll need to harness your mental power to enable you to unleash powerful attacks in dire situations, and use the "focus system" to freeze time and effectively target several enemies at once.

Composer and music producer Tom Salta has created the captivating musical score, drawing from traditional and contemporary Japan for the game's original soundtrack.

"Tom Salta has found the perfect balance between Japanese traditional music, classic Hollywood score and various modern styles," said Manu Bachet, music supervisor for Red Steel. "He has composed the most exciting soundtrack I've ever worked on at Ubisoft."

Tom Salta arranged and recorded traditional live Japanese instrumentation including Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi and Taiko performed by expert Japanese musicians including the specialist percussion group Taikoza. The score also features performances from conservatory-trained Japanese opera singers and renowned violinist Lili Haydn.

Red Steel will be available exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, and is due to arrive in New Zealand on the 7th of December. Don’t miss out on this one!


At a Glance

Pros: A mix of swords and guns!

Cons: Only coming to the Wii.

"Become a modern Samurai."


 

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