It’s A Life Or Death Race Through Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus’ New Mode

By Spencer . February 22, 2013 . 2:17am


Time Extension… in Ninja Gaiden? One of the additions Team Ninja made for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is Ninja Race mode. Players have to ninja sprint through a course before time runs out. You can increase the time on the clock by picking up green essence. Purple essence boosts your speed and white essence ups the chain gauge. The chain gauge has three nodes and when each of node is full you get an attack boost. That makes cutting through demons and other enemies easier.


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Tag Missions are also new in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. These extra missions let you play as Ayane, Momiji, Rachel or Ryu in a mode where you can switch characters on the fly. Tag missions pit players against bosses or if you’re having a hard time with a stage you can select practice mode which automatically revives your character. If players can unlock it, Tag Missions can be played in turbo mode where characters move at a breakneck speed.


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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus has a bunch of costumes like the DLC content from the PS3 version plus brand new costumes from the Dead or Alive games and purple costumes for the ladies bundled as a launch bonus. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus comes out in North America next Tuesday.


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  • TheExile285

    Time Extension sounds like a pain but Tag Mission sounds really cool. I’m guessing no Ad-Hoc or online for Tag Mission though?

  • Christopher Abraham

    The graphic is not that good for me. The shadows of the characters are not featured in some screenshots. Is it really because Vita is not that powerful in providing good graphics?

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      who freaking cares about graphics? as long as the gameplay is good.

      • Christopher Abraham

        it’s just my opinion okay? I do care about graphics

    • d19xx

      The ground shadow’s a separate mesh model that is positioned between the floor and character model. Some events where the floor is shaking the shadow sometimes clips through the floor and disappears. The same when the floor or terrain isn’t flat.

    • Dede Ogbe

      Soo… wwhat you look for in a game is the shadows?

  • Sergio Briceño

    I’m more of a “let’s look around and take our time” kind of gamer, but I’m also a “let’s play this game for the fifth time now doing a speed run!” kind of gamer, sometimes.

    So the Ninja race is really appreciated. As far as the first difficulty level goes (if it’s an adaption of the Xbox 360 version, if they are using the PS3 difficulty levels, then it’ll bring a much aprreciated challenge).

    Tag Mission looks a lot interesting too.

  • Sylveria

    Can anyone confirm if the bonus costumes are available from all retail outlets? The only place that seems to mention them as a pre-order bonus is Gamestop.

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