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Red Steel (Wii)

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Description

Taking place in both the USA and Japan, Red Steel is a crime themed shooter that has the player controlled Scott Monroe fighting off various members of the Yakuza clans in order to rescue his fianceé.

It features sword duels and gun fights using the Wiimote, to allow the player to swing the control as they would swing a sword. The positioning and movement actions of the Wiimote also let the player aim their weapons almost as they would a real gun.

Not only must the player fight off many clan leaders, but the option is often given to spare lives of the enemy. This is wise as it leads the player gaining more friends, rather than more opponents in the future if the Scott is seen to be dishonorable.

It is up to Scott to hopefully gain allies and uncover the reasons for his financeé's kidnapping.

Screenshots

Red Steel Wii Title Screen
Red Steel Wii Select your profile
Red Steel Wii Loading Screen
Red Steel Wii Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Reddo Sutīru" -- Japanese title
  • "レッドスティール," -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun for fans of light-gun genre, yet not of Samurai Shodown. Minter064 (26) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Excellent New-Gen fps (with some dodgey sword play) Ynda (18) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars

The Press Says

Gamers.at Dec 09, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Softpedia Apr 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Dec 12, 2006 70 out of 100 70
Worth Playing Dec 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Dec 18, 2006 68 out of 100 68
Video Game Generation Dec 03, 2006 6.2 out of 10 62
IGN Nov 20, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Freaks 365 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Nov 17, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
Deeko Nov 20, 2006 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

On 21st May 2007, the game's soundtrack by Tom Salta was made available on iTunes. On 29th May 2007, it was also released to retail on CD by Persist Records / Sumthing Distribution.
Keeper Garrett (963) added Red Steel (Wii) on Nov 20, 2006