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New details released for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

6:15 AM, Feb 12, 2013   |    comments
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'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus' for PlayStation Vita.

Video game publisher Tecmo KOEI has released a large collection of new screenshots from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus, a game coming out in the near future for PlayStation Vita.

This game's addition of the "Hero" play-style first featured in Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus gives every player a chance to play like a hero.  With this mode selected, Hayabusa will get temporary advantages when his health runs low, including auto-block, auto-evade, increased damage, and a higher chance to dismember enemies, allowing gamers the chance to turn around a tough situation without interrupting the fast-paced action.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus' cast of characters is led by main protagonist Ryu Hayabusa, a young ninja of the Hayabusa Clan, Hayabusa is forced to face off with his long-standing rivals, the Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the Archfiend.  Also taking key roles are the following:

  • Momiji: The last Dragon Shrine Maiden and an elder sister figure to the children of Hayabusa Village. In addition to her ceremonial duties, she has trained to the rank of a full-fledged kunoichi.
  • Sonia: The alias of a CIA secret agent who attempts to track down Hayabusa to warn him of the plot to resurrect the Archfiend.
  • Muramasa: A legendary master swordsmith and the owner of Muramasa's Weapons and Tools, Muramasa also owns an antique shop in Sky City Tokyo.
  • Elizébet, Ruler of Blood: The Queen of the Greater Fiends is deeply connected to the Black Spider Ninja Clan and works with Genshin on his schemes.
  • Dagra Dai: This evil priest was originally a human philosopher who underwent a horrific transformation to become the Archfiend's Infernal High Priest. 

Players also have a variety of memorable boss battles in the game, featuring:

  • Genshin: The enemy of the Hayabusa clan has joined causes with Elizébet, Queen of the Greater Fiends, in his quest to take out Hayabusa and his father.
  • Alexei, Ruler of Lightning: One of the Four Greater Fiend Lords, he smites enemies with lightning-fast shocks and charges. Players should focus on evading his attacks before counterattacking.
  • Volf, Ruler of Storms: Another Greater Fiend Lord, this lycanthrope werewolf's immense strength means most of his attacks cannot be blocked. Players should jump or evade attacks and go in for damage as he recovers.
  • Zedonius, Ruler of Flame: This Greater Fiend Lord attacks Hayabusa with high-damage hellfire and relentless close-range attacks. The key to beating him is reading his next move carefully.
  • Black Dragon: After losing to Hayabusa once before, the massive Black Dragon is summoned by Elizébet to exact its vengeance with a devastating variety of attacks.
To face this murderous array of bosses, Hayabusa will employ an arsenal of deadly weapons.  The legendary Dragon Sword is his most trusted weapon, providing deadly attacks and combos even at level one. The nunchuck-like Vigoorian Flail mercilessly assaults all enemies within reach, the Kusari-gama gives players a far-reaching weapon, and the Eclipse Scythe can slice through surrounding enemies with immense swings.  The other playable characters are also well equipped, from Ayane's Fuma Kodachi short swords to Momiji's Heavenly Dragon Naginata and Rachel's Inferno Hammer.

The official release date for this title is February 26, 2013.

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