Oct 24, 2007
Ninja Gaiden 2 will let you slice off serious chunks of flesh - we knew that from seeing theseultra-gory screenshots of the game in action, and now more specific details are starting to trickle in.
According to reports, the face-chopping sequel will have you murdering rival ninjas in real-world environments, including settings in Tokyo, Venice and Times Square in New York, although we wouldn't count on there being passer-by grannies to punch.
The fighting system has been enhanced with improved enemy AI and new moves. Enemies can perform co-operative attacks, while Ryu will get a new Obliteration technique - a series of fatal blows delivered if you hit Y immediately after removing an enemy limb.
A main rival ninja will also be featured in the game, who series producer Itagaki apparently described as "badass."
On a not-so-positive note, there's no multiplayer mode planned, according to a preview reported to feature in the December issue of American magazine, EGM.