Red Steel 2 delayed to “March quarter” 2010

redsteel2_exclusiveubinintendo_jackaltank-772009-580pxWii MotionPlus exclusive Red Steel 2 has been pushed back to March 2010 for unspecificied reasons, Ubisoft confirmed today.

The delay announcement arrives just as Ubisoft was pointing fingers and assigning blame for a substantial drop in sales in the U.S. and the U.K. Key amongst the excuses were “the economy” and “piracy.” Not present in his repertoire was “the fact that we make a lot of shovelware finally caught up to us.”

Nevertheless, Ubi’s fall lineup remains strong, even without the highly anticipated Red Steel 2 cutting things up with MotionPlus during the holiday season. Rabbids Go Home, Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage, Academy of Champions and TMNT Smash-Up are all still scheduled for a fall release, Joystiq reports.

6 Responses to Red Steel 2 delayed to “March quarter” 2010

  1. J_man86 says:

    what is it with all the good sequels getting delayed? First Bioshock 2, now Red Steel 2. if Left 4 Dead 2 gets delayed, i’ll have nothing left to live for. at least until spring.

  2. Brian says:

    I’m not one for unnecessary gore, but maybe Ubi is pulling the delay to make the swords actually “CUT” the enemies instead of knocking them down like they’ve been been hit with a bat or a staff?

    Nah! One can hope.

  3. Watire says:

    With that many high profile multiplayer games annonced for the holidays season and the success this type of game has on the Wii during the holidays, maybe Red Steel 2 would not get the attention Ubisoft would like. Then first quarter 2010 seems a better time. If Ubisoft also thinks about selling the game without Motion Plus at a dearer price that would be better. By the end of january, EA and Nintendo will have spread massively the dongle.
    Its seems a lot of people will already have 2 Motion Plus add-on by then in their house and Red Steel with the bundled dongle could make some people say “Do I need yet another one ?” as a lot of Wii owner have only 2 wiimotes.

  4. Paul says:

    Ubisoft CEO: Currently crossing fingers that recession is actually over by spring 2010.

  5. Fabio says:

    I know some people that will wait until RS2 comes out to get a bundle with motion+. So they better have some bundle along with the game, otherwise they may loose some sales… unless the game is REALLY good and worth spending a premium to get it AND the motion plus.

    Best!!

  6. ResidentialEvil says:

    I’m cool with it, because there are a million games I want this fall/winter.

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