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Red Steel SCANS! *UPDATE*

First Revo screens! HUGE thanks to InfectedZero.

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*UPDATE* Here is some text from the article found by Psykus
. Comes from DIGG…typed up fast by Spencerocks…expect typos.

“at their best , video games are about immersion . players shouldnt feel like they are observing the action onscreen, they should be figuratively transported into a different world.

your avitar’s life should become your life , and its adventures should be your adventure. the controller in a player’s hands should transcend its role as a mere interface device; it should become the weapon that you see onscreen .most games try to push immersion with better graphics, more intense action , or overwhelming sound. but one upcoming console is doing something different , trying a new way to make that controller in your hand become something more. that console is the nintendo revolution.

with the unveiling of the revolution’s motion based controller, most gamers envisioned the kaleidoscope of unique ideas that nintendo would use it for. but while the gaming public was preoccupied with demos of cooking and fishing games, one developer asked itself the question of how the revolution could be used to take a familiar genre to the next level.this company wanted to figure out how to use its unique controller not to develop an entirely new type of game, but to elevate an already-popular style. that company is ubisoft, and the answer to its self-imposed challenge is the revolution launch title known as red steel.

it is highly unusual for a company like nintendo to allow the axclusive first look at one of its consoles through a 3rd party game like red steel.but as it turns out , nintendo has been closely involved in the development of this game, and has great confidence that it is a perfect way to introduce the world to revolution . developed by ubisoft paris , one of the publishers oldest and most experienced teams , red steel is a mixture of old and new: a fps that that uses the revolutions controller for aiming - and much more. while nintendo obviously has several games in development for the revolution launch , the company simply doesnt make games like red steel , so letting a respected publisher like ubisoft introduce the revolution through an easy -to - understand game type allows both companies to demonstrate what they do best ..”

UPDATE #2 - Prince NineOne1 is a team member of Ubisoft that has been known to post on IGN’s forums. His job status has been 100% confirmed by IGN. Having said that, Prince NineOne1 has commented on the screeshots of Red Steel, trying to squash rumors that these are artwork, or renders. Click the thumb below to check it out.

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*UPDATE #3* More screens! Click right here to check out all the scans of the text from the article.

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Apparently you can also jump over and take cover behind objects by moving the rev’s remote towards a upturned table or a wall, and reload by pulling the remote back. Split-screen and online multiplayer planned!

*UPDATE #4*

Also worth noting, this game is not an on-rails shooter. It is a fully 3d FPS game. A quote from the article…‘the longer we played with it the more natural if felt, and the more quickly we mowed down the targets. strafing around the targets is incredibly easy, as keeping the controller pointed at the object, while you move around with the analog stick keeps you focused on the target. aim felt similar to using a computer mouse, as it is possible to quickly explore every direction in a three dimension space with quick gestures.’

*UPDATE #5* More article info…

“In many situations, there will be a higher-ranking enemy who commands the others in the area. By defeating him, and sparing his life, he will offer you his respect, and help. The enemies will surrender their guns, and the boss may offer you a new weapon, a special path, or another reward. Any time you spare an enemy, you will be rewarded. As it always takes more skill to spare a life, than to take it”

“Although the majority of Red Steel’s gameplay will stress ranged combat, there will be times you need to get up close, and personal. You can switch to the sword at any time, and if you can get close enough to an enemy, you can use it for one-hit stealth kills. In other moments you’ll find yourself locked into intense one-one sword duels.”

*UPDATE #6* New transcribed article info courtesy Polyticks22 and Fayz00

not to assign any personality to the main character. You are the hero in Red Steel and this is your adventure. The only backstory to the protagonist is that he is an american male who is engaged to a Japanese American woman name Myu. On the
night that you are supposed to meet Myu’s father for the first time, she is kidnapped from the posh Los Angeleles restaurant you’re dining in. You quickly learn that her father is a Yakuza boss named Sato, who is in possesion of an important ceremonial
katana. A younger, more ruthless Yakuza faction led by a man called Tokal attempted to steal the sword from Sato to shift the balance of power within the organization. Sato thwarted the attempt to steal the sword, but was mortally wounded in the attack.
Tokal’s men kidnap Myu in response, hoping to trade her life for the sword. But Sato refuses to hand over the sword to Toakl, instead giving it to you, with the instructions to use it to find his daughter. Sato dies soon after diving you the sword, leaving you all alone and untrained against Tokal’s men. Armed with the katana and a selection of firearms, you myst follow Myu to Japan and defeat Tokal, but first you must gain the skills necessary to confront him.

According to — the first third of the game will be more brutal by necessity. When you are first learning to use the Revolution controller, you will be less precise and — (blurry and cuts off)

a series of headshots, it is often more beneficial to take a non-lethal shot, such as shooting a gun out of an enemy’s hands. I mnay situtations, there wil be a higher-ranking enemy who commands the others in the area. By defeating him and sparing
his life, he will offer you his respect and help. The enemies he commands will surrender their guns and the boss may offer you a new weapon, a special path through the level, or other reward. Any time you spare an enemy, you will be rewarded.
as it always takes more skill to spare a life than to take it.

Freeze (may not be freeze) shot adds a lot of dpeth to the gunplay and is a natural fit for the Revolution controller,
but isn’t the only way that Red Steel adds spice to the combat. After all, why would you carry a sword through a game if you couldn’t use it? Although the majority of Red Steel’s gameplay will stress ranged combat, there will be times you need to get up
close and personal. You can switch to the sword at any time, and if you can get close enougn toan enemy, you can use it for on-hit stealth kills. In other moments, you’ll find yourself locked into intense one-on-one sword duels. Any time you take on
an enemy with a sword of his own, you’ll need to take yours out right away, or his blade will make short work of you. Swinging the Revolution controller in front of you, you will see the sword onscreen(cut off)

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