Team Ninja has today confirmed that the PlayStation Vita title, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus will be released in Japan in February.
The game is a ‘PlayStation Vita’ adapted version of the PlayStation 3 version which was released back in 2007. The Vita version has been worked on so that its not a direct port of the Playstation 3 version, and that the game will benefit PlayStation Vita owners and handheld gamers in general in the fact that they prefer to play in ‘short bursts’ according to the designer of the game, Yosuke Hayashi.
“Being a portable device, players will want to play it in smaller chunks. We’re going to incorporate the play style from Ninja Gaiden 3 into Ninja Gaiden Sigma and It will feel different than Ninja Gaiden 3, but if you play both you can enjoy everything Ninja Gaiden has been and is now.”
The game will also feature new additions for the PlayStation Vita version, including the ability to use the rear touch screen to power up your ninpo moves, which of course wasn’t available in the original Playstation 3 version. The Vita version will also feature a new ‘Hero Mode’ which will give players auto-guard and auto-evade options.
At present there is no release date that has been announced for Europe and North America, but we believe an official announcement can’t be far too away.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is set for release in Japan in February 2012.