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Ninja Gaiden 2

Platform(s): Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: June 3, 2008 (US), June 6, 2008 (EU)

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'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Pins Down European Release Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT

Guide Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry, help Ryu to skillfully maneuver through a world fraught with peril and danger. Ninja Gaiden 2 features an all-new gameplay engine, new auto-health regeneration system, levels, adventures, enemies, and thrilling combat with an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry, representing a true evolution of the highly popular franchise.

Ryu Hayabusa returns in this blockbuster action-packed sequel to ‘Ninja Gaiden’, on a mission to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Universal themes of vengeance and honour are played out from Tokyo to New York and to the netherworld as a series of dramatic events create a truly compelling story.

Players must become the ninja, utilising a revolutionary combat system that demands skill and mastery of a massive arsenal of weapons. “Ninja Gaiden II” features unique acrobatic combat, tooled with brutal new primary weapons and enhanced version of old favourites, and Obliteration Techniques allow players to finish off opponents with devastating speed and style, representing a true evolution of the highly popular franchise.

The franchise’s distinctive gameplay is accentuated by a new auto-healing system featuring semi-permanent damage restored at save points. In addition to this, extensive story mode and multiple levels of difficulty make for an experience that is easy to play, but hard to master – accessible to novices and the most fanatic of gamers alike.

“Ninja Cinema” adds a further dimension to the experience, as gamers are able to record Ryu’s death defying exploits and share their greatest achievements as movie clips with their friends within the Xbox Live online community. Favourite clips can even be coupled with a black-and-white video filter, allowing players to relive their adventures as if part of the Japanese art form of samurai film.

Additionally players can experience the Xbox 360 Ninja Gaiden II Online Mini-Game, exclusive to Xbox.com, which allows you to go head to head with countless Ninjas - your friends to be precise - and mirrors the visceral thrill of Ninja Gaiden II on your desktop. Challenge friends to beat your Ninja speed and dexterity and then revel in your glory with a dynamic screensaver which tracks your victories. Take time off from battle by creating custom video wallpapers where you can perfect your own ninja habitat.

Features :

  • Assuming the role of a ninja warrior, experience the new "finishing blows" system that combines gore with fast action and a well-honed combat system. In addition to a variety of brutal new primary weapons and enhanced versions of previous favorites, Ninja Gaiden 2 features both land and water-based action with advanced on-water battles providing a beautiful counterpoint to the land-based action.
  • Ninja Gaiden 2’s new auto-healing system featuring semi-permanent damage restored at save points is the natural evolution of the franchise’s distinctive gameplay, and introduces a new twist to managing health. Featuring a newly implemented auto-healing functionality and save point system, as well as an extensive story mode and multiple difficulty levels available from the start of the game, the gameplay is accessible to more casual players and challenging to even the most demanding gamers.
  • The themes of revenge and friendship in Ninja Gaiden 2 give rise to a series of dramatic events to create a truly compelling story. From Tokyo to New York and to the Netherworld, the story leads you through a 30-hour story mode as you skillfully maneuver Ryu Hayabusa through a demonized world fraught with peril and danger. In addition to the single-player campaign, upload Karma scores to Xbox LIVE leaderboards and participate in an all-new Master Ninja Tournament.
  • Built from the ground-up from Team Ninja’s in-house gaming engine for Xbox 360, Ninja Gaiden 2 represents the best in amazing visuals, responsive control, and thrilling combat with an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry.

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