'We can bring core gamers back to Wii' - Ubi

"If any game can do it, we can," says Red Steel 2 creative director

Red Steel 2 can help bring core gamers back to Wii, the game's creative director, Jason Vandenberghe has told CVG.

Speaking in our just-published Red Steel 2 interview, Vandenberghe said, "If any game can do it, we can.

"I think we've got a great chance of bringing people back to Wii," he said. "If you haven't played on your Wii for a while we've got the game for you.

"Personally, I call this the great hardcore Wii Jihad," he added. "I don't really care about the religious war! Some developers who are making hardcore games for the Wii made a big deal about the separation of church and state, saying (puts on deep voice) 'there's hardcore and there's family friendly.'

"F*** those guys! I don't feel that way. I think there are gamers and there are gamers of different opinions and different tastes so the goal was to create games that gamers want and to see how many people like it."

Of course there have already been plenty of core games on Wii, including Sega's Conduit and Madworld, but on the latter Vandenberghe reckons: "if you make an ultra violent game where you're shoving signposts through people's heads as a core mechanic... you're cutting out 90% of your sales because that offends 90% of gamers."

He makes a valid point. Read the full Red Steel 2 interview for more.