The PS Vita’s ability to run uncompromised console ports will be on full display when Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is released next month in Japan and the US. Team Ninja’s super slick action title was well received when it launched on PS3 in 2009, and the upcoming PS Vita port includes a bunch of new modes and features that appear to warrant the “Plus” in the game’s title.
These enhancements include an “intuitive” control system that uses the PS Vita’s front and rear touch screens and motion controls, while the ‘Hero’ evasion technique automatically engages when the player is low on health.
Two new modes have been added for the PS Vita version – Ninja Race and Tag Missions. Here are more details about each one from Tecmo Koei Europe’s press release:
“In the all new ‘Ninja Race’ mode, a slow ninja is a dead ninja as players race through dynamic courses to beat the clock. After choosing a character, level, and costume, players can strategically choose to dash through the course or viciously kill as many enemies as possible to earn boosts and points.
“The mode’s Combo Kill counter increases as foes are dispatched in sequence ‒ 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: Green Essence adds time to the clock, White Essence boosts the Combo Kill counter for added damage, and Purple Essence grants Ninja Speed.”
“‘Tag Missions’ provides 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.”
Tecmo Koei also announced that fans who pre-order the game will receive limited edition costumes for female protagonists Ayane, Rachel, and Momiji.
Below lies a first look at these costumes, along with the latest trailer for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus showing its new modes in action:
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will be released on February 26th in the US and March 1st in European territories. Head over here for El33tonline’s previous coverage of this eye-catching action title.
Source: PlayStation Blog Europe