228w ago - Update: Tecmo Koei has now announced that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will release in the UK on October 2, 2009.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 takes the series further with the introduction of an all-new Team Missions online co-op mode and Chapter Challenge mode, multiple playable characters, large weapon variety, "Ninja Record" player stat system, a prologue comic with voice-overs and more.
Encapsulating these features into one package makes Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 not only the most challenging and addictive action game, but also the most definitive version of the series to date.
Press Release: Prepare to Unleash Your Inner Ninja in Tecmo's NINJA GAIDEN¬® SIGMA 2
Exclusive Pre-Order and Collector's Edition Package Available at GameStop
TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The most intense, challenging, action-packed ninja adventure is back and arriving exclusively on the PLAYSTATION¬®3 computer entertainment system this fall. The latest installment in the critically acclaimed series, NINJA GAIDEN¬® SIGMA 2, will be launching September 29, 2009 in North America, followed by Japan and Europe.
Developed by Tecmo's own Team NINJA, the NINJA GAIDEN series...
228w ago - A special Collector's Edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 from Tecmo will be available exclusively at GameStop retailers nationwide and Canada.
The Collector's Edition includes an 80-page book featuring, to quote:
• A 30-page Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 prologue comic written and designed by Team NINJA
• Mini-Strategy Guide: A starter guide covering Ryu, Ayane, Momiji, and Rachel's weapons, ninpos, Story Mode basics, Team Missions and more
• Art Gallery: A peek at various character concept artwork
• Commentary from Team NINJA producer Yosuke Hayashi and the team's lead artists
In addition, consumers who pre-order Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 at GameStop will receive an exclusive downloadable costume available through the PlayStation Network.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is rated "M" (Mature - Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Suggestive Themes, and Violence) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB).
228w ago - Team Ninja Producer Yosuke Hayashi has shared a video detailing the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 "Team Missions" Co-op, as follows:
There will be over 50 PS3 Trophies to earn in Sigma 2: 38 bronze, 10 silver, 2 gold and 1 platinum. And for those who played NGII, yes, there are new trophies in Sigma 2 which involve the new playable characters as well as the co-op mode.
Now, onto the all-new "Team Missions" co-op mode. We introduced "Mission Mode" in the original Sigma where the goal was to simply destroy all enemies in sight... but that was you playing alone. In TEAM Missions it's all about teamwork (2 players; Online 1P+1P or Offline 1P+CPU) and how well you perform with another partner.
There are more than 30 missions, categorized by difficulty level. Once you select your mission, you then select your character's weapon, ninpo and costume.
In Team Missions, you are prohibited from using items and may not change weapons. You will encounter situations that do not occur in Story Mode, such as facing multiple bosses at once!
The rule is simple: if one of the two players dies, it's game over. Team up with your partner to execute an Ultimate Ninpo attack, where players,...
230w ago - Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is one of the most anticipated games on the PlayStation 3 this fall.
GameStop hopes to lure fans of the game to their retail stores and Web site with the GameStop-exclusive Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2: Collector's Edition.
To quote: For $10 more than the standard edition, you will get an 80-page book containing artwork from the Ninja Gaiden series, comic strips to flesh out the storyline and strategy tips to help you through the game.
The standard and Collector's Edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will ship on September 29th, 2009.
232w ago - Today Team Ninja Producer Yosuke Hayashi has shared both a challenge and a Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - Momiji Battle video via the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: Since this is the PlayStation Blog, I'm going to refrain from comparing Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 to Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360).
All you really need to know is that this isn't just a port and this will be the most complete Ninja Gaiden game released to date. Team NINJA has put out five Ninja Gaiden games in five years and we are confident that this is THE one you want to play and own!
Today, I'd like provide a quick overview on our three sexy, female PLAYABLE characters: Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji.
Rachel: Strong and powerful. Signature weapon - War Hammer. New weapon - Machine Gun!
Ayane: Young, purple-haired female ninja from the Dead or Alive series. Quick. Weapons - Dual short swords and a dagger with a pinwheel carrying her signature iris.
Momiji: Heroine from Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, who trained under Ryu. How much sexier can a female ninja get? Weapons - Naginata long sword and bow.
Each character has its own unique set of weapons, moves and ninpos. If you thought you mastered Ryu, that won't be enough in Sigma 2! There...