Ubisoft Details Nintendo Revolution Title

Video game publisher Ubisoft on Monday announced they were developing a new first person action title for Nintendo’s next generation console Revolution. Called Red Steel, the game will make its worldwide debut in May at E3 in Los Angeles.

Red Steel, said Ubisoft, is set in modern day Japan and will require players to “master both the ancient art of the katana and the sophisticated technology of modern firearms” as they engage in gameplay “with the style and flair of a contemporary action movie”. Ubisoft will disclose more information about the game, which makes extensive use of the Nintendo Revolution’s controller, in the coming months.

“We’re honored to announce this exciting new franchise and we’re confident that Red Steel will be the must-have title for the Revolution when it launches,” said Serge Hascoet, chief creative officer at Ubisoft, in a statement. “We have been working closely with Nintendo to take full advantage of the innovative controller to create a thrilling experience that can only exist on the Revolution.”