Red Steel

Published by Ubisoft, Developed by Ubisoft

Genres: Action (4 players)

US release date: Nov 19th, 2006 | EU release date: Dec 8th, 2006

Red Steel

Red Steel is an exclusive Revolution launch title that takes full advantage of the console's innovative controller and puts players directly into the action-packed first-person experience with the weapon in their hand - literally.

An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancee has been kidnapped and her father - a Japanese mafia kingpin - murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from Los Angeles to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

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.

Key Features

  • Exclusively for the Revolution

Red Steel is the only original first-person action game built from the ground up for the Revolution.

  • Player Takes Complete Control

Take full advantage of the Revolution controller, and control the action like never before. You'll replicate sword-fighting movements and eliminate enemies quickly by directly targeting and shooting them.

  • Master the Deadly Steel

Execute deadly combo moves using multiple swords or choose from a variety of firearms for longer-range attacks.

  • Focus Is Key

Learn to harness your mental power to unleash powerful attacks in dire situations, and use the "focus system" to freeze time and effectively target several enemies at once.

  • Become a Modern Samurai

Learn the art of Japanese fighting, and then use these skills to take out your enemies or gain their respect and loyalty by sparing them.

  • Multiplayer Modes

Challenge friends with various split-screen multiplayer modes to see who the real master is.

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Review

59%

Meh

When I opened my N64 it came bundled with Goldeneye and I was extremely excited. At this point I had never played with an N64 but knew from friends that this was going to rock and fancying myself as a bit of James Bond, I'd be killer at the game. Truth of the matter is I was...read full review

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User comments

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Zabdiel Rivera said:

YES! The Killer App in FPS for the Wii! This game looks so hot, I hope Ubisoft keeps it coming with games like this.

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dero said:

This is going to be the best shooting game on the wii!

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Epsilon said:

Better yet, sometimes you get to use a sword!

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JD said:

Shooting and slicing, alright! The Wii's gonna get some awesome games.

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wii man said:

This is the best first person shooter ever, I can't wait until it comes out. Nintendo is the best.

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JD said:

I've just realised, Wii has some ridiculosly good games!

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48726 said:

The wii's games look insane! How many are coming out at the launch? At least 20 I'm sure. PS3 and 360 be damned.

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metroid lover said:

I hope the final version looks a little bit better than these screenshots and that they have an option where you can change the sensitivity of the wiimote.

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Ling Ling said:

Why won't they HURRY UP SO I CAN PLAY! Nintendo is really changing their image by putting many different games, for many different ages instead of just kid games! Although pikmin was awesome.

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The Dude said:

Most posts read like PLANTS! I'll be getting a Wii, but let's not kid ourselves - if the CONTROLS aren't fixed this will be a waste of well-earned cash.

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gimp said:

Wonder if online play will be available? If it is, online sword battles would rock!

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kahfkdahk said:

Hey guys, how about you wake up and do some research before buying. According to one magazine, the controls were blocky and the shooting was terrible.

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guy from new zealand said:

There's always going to be a magazine that's going to hate. I'm gonna just wait and see. After all, the controls would surely be tweaked and so forth.

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hick boy said:

Slice, dice, Red Steel is awesome. Online battles will be great, I need Wii!

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ss4luigi12 said:

I don't care what any magazine says, ever since I saw the wiimote for the first time I couldn't wait for a swordfighting game. This is going to rule.

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Lord Xenu said:

I slightly agree with kahfk, but you've also gotta realize that they still got a good amount of time to smooth things off before it launches. So I have no worries.

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Zelda_is_#1 said:

Wow, kinda like a ninja version of GTA. I heard you can do anything, you can walk anywhere in Japan and kill whoever, like GTA!

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Mud said:

If you didn't know, they've been trying to fix that up for months.

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urthstripe67 said:

If it comes out at launch with the Wii then it'll be out November 6th. Am I the only one who knows that?

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Lord Xenu said:

I'm pretty sure October is the launch time for the wii.

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Darunia106 said:

Actually, Nintendo said that they'll announce the release date for the Wii officially in September. So nobody really knows the launch date for the system except for Nintendo. So if a company other than Nintendo posts the release date, it is most likely going to be false. By the way, Red Steel looks awesome!

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Wii man said:

The shooting in this game is sweet. It may be the best game for Wii simply because of the sword fighting with the Wii Remote.

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wii thing said:

This is going to be the second best game to play online (if it has online), but Brawl will have better online.

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Uforia77 said:

It's about time Nintendo grew up and drew swords, even if we are using a remote to swing the sword!

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ss4luigi12 said:

I just saw the video on ign the other day. It was awesome. You can walk into a room and there will be anime playing on the tv so the person controlling it turns the wiimote sideways and the gun turns sideways on the screen! So he shoots the TV. But I didn't care, it didn't look like a good anime :).

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ganondorfrules said:

Wow this fps actually might be worth it because the only first person shooter I've liked on Nintendo was Metroid Prime. The best I've ever played is Halo and Halo 2 on xbox, though I'm a huge Nintendo fan that's my opinion. But I'm so getting this game when it comes out.

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dot said:

This game looks awesome. I hope using the gun isn't too shakey.

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me said:

That would make sniping hard (and piss me off). All in all it looks amazing. I hope there's a package deal with Red Steel in it.

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ganondorfrules said:

They would've smoothed it off before it comes out so it should be all good.

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Luke said:

The thing I like about this is that it will actually feel like you're kind of in the game, thanks to the control change update.

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Hey said:

I hope there is online multiplayer.

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p-nut said:

This wiil be one of the games tha people will buy the wii for. This is one of the top 3 on my list.

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Man in Green said:

I was watching the new trailer of Red Steel, I looked closely and I saw the dude shoot a man with a number 1 over him. I'm thinking Red Steel could have multiplayer but Ubisoft is hiding it for now.

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Ryan said:

First of all, Ubisoft had little time to utilize all of the Wii's features and the graphics were put together within a few months before E3. I understand that they are tweaking the sword controls, but it looks like little has changed in recent footage. It still looks good and I've read that it's not that bad.

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lloyd said:

When talking about fps, no one ever mentions Goldeneye or Perfect Dark?! The best fps ever! I haven't played a better fps since. And I much prefer killing humans than aliens anyway. Metroid Prime gets boring and samey, didn't like it. 13 was very good and original, annoying ending though. Was hoping there would be a sequel. I miss the N64 days, they were the best. I could actually say my console is the best and believe it.

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WiiFan15 said:

Yea Goldeneye rocked. I could only imagine what it would have been like online! Why do James Bond games suck now.

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Darunia106 said:

Rare made Goldeneye, as well as Perfect Dark, the Banjo games and The Donkey Kong Country games; those all rocked. EA made the current James Bond games, the Harry Potter games, The Lord of the Rings games and some super hero games (Fantastic Four, Batman Begins and Marvel vs. The Imperfects) and those all sucked. LotR was fun while it lasted, way too short and way too easy to get bored with. They never should have messed with the LotR storyline with the "Third Age" game. You do the math.

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charles wf said:

I love the Wii, it looks awesome. Red Steel looks great! I am a big Nintendo fan. I think there's no glitches when we buy them so stop bad mouthing the Wii.

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DarkVic said:

Red Steel is a game that'll make Wii the hottest seller in the market.

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DarkVic said:

This game is certainly on my shopping list. The wii technology is perfect for such a game!

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metroid lover said:

Metroid Prime doesn't get boring Lloyd, but I agree Goldeneye and Perfect Ddark rock. Reminds me of the good old n64 days.

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milkman844 said:

I'll probably get it sometime in late 2007. That should be enough time for debugging and refined controls in other editions.

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Wii Worshiper said:

Ubisoft at its best, will be kickass fun.

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FijianwiiRocker69 said:

This is going to be the first Wii game I am going to get. The shooting in this game looks crazy, great job Ubisoft and Nintendo Wii.

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hmm said:

I reckon this game looks most promising at the moment on Wii, that's after Zelda of course.

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dark ninja said:

This game looks awesome! Gun and sword fights! The controls will be fine, the magazine wasn't playing a finished product.

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DarkVic said:

Such innovative controls. Nintendo is sure to win the console wars with this gem.

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metroid lover said:

I saw a new screenshot where it was raining and made my jaw drop at how good it looked!

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Wii-Worshiper said:

These new screenshots I have seen are so sweet, yeah me too that raining screenshot made me drool!

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Sparx said:

According to the official Wii site it says that Redsteel would be rated T. I was expecting M but this is better for me?!

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Wii-Worshiper said:

This game along with TP has got awesome graphics and I hope this will stay with Ubisoft's games.

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Scooby!_Jew said:

I only have one thing to say about this game: YES!

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trade sister4wii said:

The wii is going to be awesome; and November 19 is the official date when the wii is coming out. It will come with the wii and everything, 1 controller (including nunchuk) and wii sports. ENJOY!

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Hey said:

I thought it was going to be rated M.

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Wi Pwnes said:

This is definitely the best of the best!

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wiiJplayer said:

I can't wait to get this game. This the first game I am getting for the wii. But there is no blood. All good games need blood!

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Scooby!_Jew said:

Actually, I think there will be blood. If the Turok series had blood, I'm relatively sure a game with a sword with blood on the tip if it is going to have blood in the game itself. I just don't think you're going to be able to chop somebody's head off and watch their body twitch around on the ground as blood pours from what used to be their body. THEN it would be an M-rated game and it would also be just that much better. God, that's a good idea for Red Steel actually. Only time will tell if they did add that feature or not. Unluckily, though, signs point to no.

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Ekaj185 said:

Those new screenshots show the real power of the Wii. I have to go look at them again.

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stinky12694 said:

This is probably one of my favorite games. Wii can do this.

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wiifan said:

I have to say this game looks AWESOME! What's better then ancient chinese fighting combined with modern day gun fighting? It's going to be one great action packed fighting game.

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Elementrat said:

In development by Ubisoft Paris, this game was the first real Wii title I heard about and I can't wait. I'm not going to buy it right away because I'm not sure what the control scheme is but if it's standard FPS, I plan on adding this to my collection.

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Sonic Fan said:

Turok sucked ass! I actucally think this would be a lot better than Turok.

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PineappleTart said:

Wiifan, katanas are Japanese. Chinese tended to use long spears, staffs or short unpredictable weapons.

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jim said:

Has anyone noticed how cool it is the way people move in the videos? It looks so damn realistic.

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Evil Trash said:

I bought this game yesterday at GameStop, although I have not opened the package yet. The ESRB rating is T for Teen and the descriptors on the back of the box are: Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, and Violence. No mention of blood.

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Sonic Fan said:

Maybe the swordplay on this will probably be as good as the one on The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess.

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aaron said:

I've heard that it's not really that great.

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blaaaaaaaa said:

If any of you have the game could you give me your verdicts. I don't want to lose faith but I feel that I am. Has Red Steel really let us down?

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cool canadian said:

Unfortunately it did, eh. Red steel is a good shooter, but the slashing of the sword feels like it was a last minute adjustment and the environment is tacky. The dialog is nothing special too, eh! I've got it the game and I'm sorry to say I regret it!

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nicki said:

Haven't played a lot of it, but the swordplay is not as good as I hoped. The motion to swing it just doesn't feel natural and zooming in to shoot your enemies feels like it's cheating. The game has been dumbed down for little kids.

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Nyamlin Zymbatra said:

So far I've only played the first part of this game and it was probably a somewhat difficult one to jump into as my first title on my new Wii. Trying to use the Nunchuk to crouch and move around while moving the remote to aim was rather awkward at first. However, in the end I started to get the hang of it. You need to have room in front of your TV to play this. I am playing about 4 ft from the TV and find that I will swing my remote wide of the sensor bar and end up looking far off to the right/left. The sound of the gun clip being reloaded coming out of the remote is definitely one of the coolest things I've experience in gaming. It definitely made me feel 'in the game'. I did find that knocking a table over was rather stilted, it felt like definitive steps. 1) Walk up to table. 2) Move nunchuk to flip table. 3) Try again and hope table actually moves. I do think that the more I play the better at this I will become, I believe it was more my use of the controller than the game that was at fault. I'll post more as I am able to try out some of the games. Problem is it's a Christmas present for the family so I can't be caught by my son playing the game!

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blaaaaaaaa said:

Thanks for the advice. It's a shame though. I thought this game could be something quite special but I guess it falls short of the mark. Ubisoft, we are coming to kill you.

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link masta said:

Its a cool game but I heard it gives you hand cramps.

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jskrdude said:

I've heard it's a decent game, but a let-down. However, it's the only multiplayer shooting game out that I'm aware of at the moment so it'll have to do.

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fonque said:

I'm about 50% done with the game and it's fun but it's glitchy as hell. This game has clipping issues as bad as the first tomb raider. The sword fights are fun but repetitive. FPS wise, it's nothing new. Its only novelty is the using the Wiimote to aim. Respect points are stupid.

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Migel said:

It gets low reviews on many sites.

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jman0726 said:

I am a little worried about all the bad remarks on red steel but I am still going to buy it just to see for myself. I think it is awesome that you can hold your gun sideways like the gangsta I am. Yo diggidy fo sheezy.

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me said:

It seems to me that people have totally forgotten that this a new revolutionary concept. It is bound to have glitches and bugs but with time it will get better.

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Skillz said:

Yeah the game was way too short. I ended up beating it in 7 hours or so. The aiming is a bit glitchy and the graphics are nothing to go crazy about. The respect points are pretty much pointless and I would put the replay value at about 7 out of 10.

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j.r. said:

Put the sensitivity to low so the aiming doesn't go all nuts. First time I played it, it was on high and the aiming just went everywhere. Increase the sensitivity only if you are far away from the tv. The closer you are to the tv, the lower you should put the sensitivity.

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a person who owns said:

I have this game and I think it is cool. Red steel is kind of hard to play at first but once you get the hang of it it's really fun. It is not really hard to play and you don't flip over tables as much as you think you would. Overall a really good game. I don't like the level where you have to do what the stupid bunny tells you, it is stupid.

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Wiipaw! said:

Do you think "Shiggy" Myamoto plays this game?

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j.r. said:

The bunny level was one of the best levels on that game! A person who owns, you crazy? It was awesome!

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Skillz said:

Yeah I still think the game could have been better. The bunny level is neither here nor there for me. I thought that the sword fighting would be a bit better when I first got the game, it's not bad it's just very repetitive.

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Wii Man said:

Cool game. If you want more refined controls, Wii 24/7 will definitely fix that.

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