Team Ninja have today unveiled new details for their upcoming PlayStation Vita title, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus takes the original action game right to the next level with the new Ninja Race mode, tag missions involving any combination of two characters, potent new weapons for Ryu Hyabusa, and a pre-order DLC including limited edition female costumes.
In the new Ninja Race mode, a slow ninja is a dead ninja as players will have to race through the dynamic courses in order to beat the clock. Once players choose a character, level and costume, they can strategically choose to dash through the course or viciously kill as many enemies as possible to earn boosts and points. The Combo Kill counter increases as enemies are defeated in sequence and the higher the counter, the more damage is dealt as long as the gauge stays filled. Three special essences, exclusive to the Ninja Race mode, boost the player’s chance of a successful mission. Also, players can collect Green Essence adds time to the clock, White Essence boosts the Combo Kill counter for added damage, and Purple Essence grants Ninja Speed.
It also includes Tag Missions which provides players with an exciting new way to combine the complementary strengths of any two characters. Players can switch between team members in real time as they try to complete challenges, with the other team member under AI control. With each fighter having different strengths and weaknesses, players can strategically tag back and forth when facing different opponents and situations by pressing down on the directional pad.
Ryu’s attacks can be furthered with powerful weapons including Emma’s Fang which comes as a massive sword that can decimate foes with slow but powerful swings. Falcon’s Talons can quickly cut enemies to pieces with special attacks including the Izuna Drop and the sliding, leg-cutting Thunderous Attack. Tonfas can be swung from both hands to brutally crush enemies with their special Heavenly Justice combo, provide another option for mass destruction.
Those who pre-order the gamw will also receive a free DLC pack which includes unique, limited edition costumes for the female warriors Ayane, Rachel, and Momiji.
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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will be released for the PlayStation Vita on March 1st.