Red Steel 2 delayed to “March quarter” 2010

redsteel2_exclusiveubinintendo_jackaltank-772009-580pxWii MotionPlus exclusive Red Steel 2 has been pushed back to March 2010 for unspecificied reasons, Ubisoft confirmed today.

The delay announcement arrives just as Ubisoft was pointing fingers and assigning blame for a substantial drop in sales in the U.S. and the U.K. Key amongst the excuses were “the economy” and “piracy.” Not present in his repertoire was “the fact that we make a lot of shovelware finally caught up to us.”

Nevertheless, Ubi’s fall lineup remains strong, even without the highly anticipated Red Steel 2 cutting things up with MotionPlus during the holiday season. Rabbids Go Home, Shaun White Snowboarding World Stage, Academy of Champions and TMNT Smash-Up are all still scheduled for a fall release, Joystiq reports.