Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Gets New Features On PlayStation Vita

By Ishaan . December 6, 2012 . 9:20am

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is headed to the PlayStation Vita next year, and Tecmo Koei released screenshots from the Vita version of the game this morning. Take a look at them below.


The Vita version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus has a new feature called Tag Mission mode, which allows you to switch between two characters, while defending the AI-controlled one. Another new mode is Ninja Race, where you compete with enemies to race toward an end goal, while cutting things down along the way and picking up items to enhance your speed and attack power.


Finally, Ayane, Rachel and Momiji will have new costumes for the game. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will also make use of the Vita’s front and rear touch capabilities, along with its motion control feature.


Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is slated for release in the U.S. in Q1 2013.


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  • LustEnvy

    Please run at 60fps, PLEASE. I doubt it though.

    • Stephen Clarkkim

      It won’t. Considering how much better it looks compared to Sigma Plus, which also ran at 30fps.
      It’s clear that Team Ninja has a better handle on their engine and how it works on the Vita, but there’s no way this will run at 60fps. Heck, every console Ninja Gaiden game after Black has yet to run at a stable 60fps.

      • As long as they keep the frame-rate locked to a rock solid 30 fps I’m cool with it. The responsiveness is what matters most and a variable frame-rate (console iterations of NG2 and 3) prevents that.

  • Göran Isacson

    On the one hand, playable Ayane is kinda cool… on the other hand I already own this for the PS3, soo yeah. Not feeling a whole lot of incentive here.

    • I own the PS3 version (determined to Platinum it) and I’ll be getting this one as well. It seems the game will be based on the enhanced PS3 version (I hope so at least, wouldn’t make much sense otherwise) but featuring the original gore by Itagaki (that guy certainly loves blood and gore). Getting it in support of Vita and because it’s a vastly superior action game than the predecessor.

  • kupomogli

    Motion controls. Return of the boob shaking feature.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Are they using the red blood and gore this time or are they going with the purple mist again from the original Sigma 2? I coulda swore i saw one of the screens from earlier showed mist again…

    (Yes I’ll be one of those people…)

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      Based on this… it’s back to the gory mess.

    • Rick R

      Whenever anyone had a stump in the original or lost a limb it was purple, you can clearly see the stumps are now red, Rachel is decapitating and enemy in her image and it’s red. The only thing that can’t be seen is if the body parts still disappear or fly around. Either way just being red with more blood is a huge step forward.

  • DarthSithZero

    I’m throwing my Golden Scarabs on the screen but nothing happens

  • Hum… Blood. Yummy…

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Yay, the gore is back!

  • Rick R

    Also Gore, how did you miss that in the pictures Ishaan? Probably the most wanted new feature.

  • I love the 360 NG2 (one of my favorite games of all time) and will definitely be interested in picking this up for my Vita. Ninja Gaiden on the go is a great idea and one I definitely plan on supporting.

    • drexxia

      the only thing 360 version better is it had gore, which is better for someone who is 15 year old kid.

      ps3 version is a much improvement, they remodelled a lot of objects and invironment not to look as ugly as on 360, also ayane model is not a western ugly slut as on 360, on ps3 she actually looks like real ayane.

      there are lots of comparison screenshots on NeoGaf if you don’t believe me for example

      • I neve said the 360 version was better. I just said that I really like it as that is the version of the game that I own. I’m sorry if that’s offensive, but I don’t find that you had any need to come and attack me like that. It was uncalled for. And I do know that the PS3 version is superior in almost everything. I originally wanted to get it for that, but decided to go with the 360 version for monetary reasons (at the time) and the fact that action games are more comfortable for me to play on the 360 as my hand doesn’t cramp up like it does on the PS3.

  • Stephen Clarkkim
    • tubers

      The other’s the real deal and the other’s a Bullshot with Anti Aliasing.

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    BLOOD! YES, NO MORE “PURPLE MIST”!!! This along w/ my free PSASBR are making me seriously consider getting a Vita.

    (Uncharted, NGS1, and DW are all helping too.)

  • FeaturePreacher

    With blood and gore coming back, not only will I purchase sigma 2 plus, but I’ll get DOA 5 on the vita as well. If the vita version of DOA 5 has cross play with the ps3 version, then it looks like I’ll get the ps3 version of that too. These screenshots make me optimistic, but I want to see video next.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Getting this day one, but goddamn I hope they don’t fuck up with needless touch / gyroscope features that were an annoyance rather than a plus~.

  • drexxia

    i bet the nerf down to 30fps will also count as a new feature

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      NGII ran at 40-45 FPS average with bigger drops during more taxing sequences with lots of enemies, limbs, blood decals and effects (Master Ninja ran like ass with the ridiculous amount of enemies, explosions and limbs) and NG3 on any plattform also suffers from framerate issues. The only game in the series that run at a silky smooth 60 FPS are Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

  • Visa Vang

    …If I shake the PSV… will “they” shake too…?

  • neetyneety

    Really appreciate these ports of the Ninja Gaiden games. Hope they port the new NG3 if possible. As at this point, I can’t possibly afford a Wii U. :D

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