Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Coming To North America On February 26

By Spencer . December 14, 2012 . 4:30pm

still_ryu2_bTecmo Koei will release Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus on February 26, 2013 in North America. Japan gets the game next on February 28. Europe gets to swoop down rooftops on March 1.


Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus brings the entire PS3 game to Vita with a couple of additions. Casual players can easily slice up monsters in Hero Mode. Ninja Race mode is a life or death race against the clock where you have to pick up speed up and time increasing items. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus also has tag missions where you can switch characters and play Ayane, Rachel, or Momiji.

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  • Glad to know the Vita ports don’t add much to the PS3 Sigmas so I can just get em on my PS3.

    • Except that you can’t bring PS3 on a bus to play.

      • JMaster3000

        Ya and what?
        He gets better graphics and better sound on the PS3 and maybe he does not have a Vita nor wants to buy it for Vita.
        He can buy whatever he wants.

        • I voiced up my point, no offense. As he is free to his choice to own smth, I’m free to make a point and even participate in argument.

        • Rick R

          Vita version has V-sync, PS3 one tears like a bitch, there’s also more blood and the ability to play as any character whenever you want makes it the definitive version.

          • More blood adds nothing to the game-play. You can only play as any of the other characters when replaying missions last I checked not while playing the main campaign. I would rarely ever go back to play the same level as a different character.

            It’s all minor stuff imo. It’s not a complete revamp like Razor’s Edge was to 3 or Sigma 2 was to 2.

          • Rick R

            It’s for the most part small stuff but it’s all for the better which makes it the definitive version. Blood and V-sync add nothing to the gameplay but they make it much more visually appealing and playing other characters on all missions is far from minor, that’s a big deal and something that was sorely missed in the PS3 version. I’ve put 100’s of hours into Sigma 2 to get the platinum and I’ll be getting this one just for these changes. Then there are the other additions like costumes and race mode which are nice as well.

          • It’s just a bunch of a fluff except for v-sync. They didn’t go to the core game and change it, the graphics and sound are worse, stuff like race mode is gimmicky as hell. They didn’t add tons of significant content like they did to Sigma 2. That’s my point. Being able to replay chapters as other characters is nice but I’m not gonna replay an entire chapter, I’ve just played so I can play as someone else. The new content isn’t enough for me to wait until I get a Vita to play Sigma 2+ when I could just play Sigma 2 on PS3 now.

          • Rick R

            The game unlike Ninja Gaiden 3 isn’t broken. It didn’t need a vast overhaul and still is the best of the three. You can’t complain about them not changing things that didn’t need to be fixed. I understand the differences aren’t as substantial as with the other additions, is is however much cheaper out of the gate and still offers more content, some of which is very nice. I get that you don’t think you’ll replay missions and that’s all well and good but I love playing them over and over again. I beat the game 8 times as part of getting the platinum and I’m ready to buy another iteration to play it some more. This version is great for someone who will replay it, not for someone like yourself. Ninja Gaiden games have fantastic replayability so the addition of the characters really is big for most people who are into these games.

          • And that’s fine. If you read my original post, simple stated the additions weren’t enough for ME to buy the game on Vita instead of the PS3. People act like I was attacking the Vita version of the game when I wasn’t. It’s looking to be a great port of Sigma 2 but there isn’t enough there for me to wait for Sigma 2+ instead of just getting Sigma 2. That’s all I was saying.

      • I would never play Ninja Gaiden on a bus so I’m good.

  • FeaturePreacher

    I hope one of the additions is blood and gore.

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      There IS gore in the game.

      • MoriyaMug

        Now, we just need a patch to put it back in to NGS2 on PS3. >:P

  • Seven of The Scions

    Hey i was more interested with Ninja gaiden 3 Sigma Plus.

  • Lester Paredes

    Ooohhh…. can’t wait to play.

  • daylightdies

    My concern is the Vita not getting anywhere with all these ports. Why not have an original Ninja Gaiden for the system? That makes the system a lot more viable in my opinion.

    • Rick R

      This is very true. Perhaps it’s something we’ll see down the line. They did to a DS NG game.

  • sigma plus on vita was awesome.

  • Will they have to time to include Kasumi by 26.02?

    • Rick R

      This would be really nice and I’m sure they could easily put her in the game as a clone of her Razors Edge self by that time. It’s more of a question of whether or not they’ll do it.

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