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Red Steel 2 will only work with WMP

Without it, "The gameplay simply isn't there."

It's been confirmed that the next instalment in the Red Steel series will only work with the Wii MotionPlus accessory.

Speaking to Nintendo Power magazine (as reported by Nintendo Pad), creative director Jason Vandenberghe admitted the move is a bold one.

"It's a huge risk. We have no idea what the penetration rate for Wii MotionPlus will be. We assume high. We would like it to be high," he said.

"I would love to say to you that it’ll be compatible with just a regular controller, but the gameplay simply isn’t there without MotionPlus. That core experience just isn’t there without it."

Just like the first game, Red Steel 2 will see you taking on waves of baddies using the Wii remote as a virtual sword. Here's hoping the addition of WMP will earn it a higher score than the original, which only managed to get 6/10 on Eurogamer.

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