Simply put, the first handheld adults-only game in Australia is set to receive a fair bit of attention, which might be why Tecmo Koei has just released a bunch of new information for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. It’s the enhanced Vita port of – wait for it – the enhanced PS3 port of the original Ninja Gaiden 2, and there’s some pretty nifty tricks in store.
Firstly – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus brings new modes to the table! Ninja Race is about what you’d expect – and a slow ninja is a dead ninja. Pick your character, level and costume, and then hurtle (strategically!) through dynamic courses in a race to beat the clock. It’s your choice whether you just want to make a rapid dash, or if perhaps you’d prefer to take out as many enemies as possible, earning boosts and points along the way.
Then there’s Tag Missions, for those moments when you can’t quite choose between the strengths of two characters. Pick ’em both, and then switch between them on the fly as you complete challenges (the other team member is controlled by AI when you’re otherwise occupied). Each Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus fighter’s strengths and weaknesses neatly complement each others’, so tag back and forth to take advantage!
There’s also limited edition pre-order DLC costumes for the ninja ladies, a bunch of new weapons (including Emma’s Fang and Falcon’s Talons), stunning new graphics and – wait for it – plenty of blood.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus also has a story, which sees iconic super ninja Ryu Hayabusa returning to the Sigma series to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. Battle from Tokyo to New York, encountering vicious enemies and building up your arsenal, while hunting down the Demon Statue.
You don’t have long to wait for this one either – Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is out exclusively for PlayStation Vita from March 1st.