UPDATE: As I hoped and predicted, Sin & Punishment 2 has been confirmed for a North American release sometime in 2009 and will be published by Nintendo. Apparently, Nintendo was unsure about this at first as the original was never a full retail title over here, but the sales of the Virtual Console release helped them decide to do the right thing and bring the sequel over (I feel like raising my arms into the air and yelling “WE DID IT!!!” Stephen Colbert style). Also, motion controlled aiming was confirmed. We’re in for a treat, shooter fans.
Here’s a look at the teaser trailer, showing jet pack fighting, an underwater level and much of the same craziness, with main character Saki fighting both Ruffian monsters and military forces—this time without the poofy pants:
Yeah, lots of other great stuff was announced (tons of games, including a long overdue new Punch Out!!, a new fricking DS model plus Club Nintendo finally coming to North America by the end of the year—fucking finally!), but for me, S&P2 is where the excitement lies. I definitely will be playing the original extensively in the very near future. If you haven’t downloaded Sin & Punishment yet on your Wii, now’s the time to see what it’s all about!