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Tecmo bundles Ninja Gaiden II with Official Guides for Japan


ng2.jpgNinja Gaiden was an incredibly challenging game to complete. Ninja Gaiden II doesn’t look any easier. Remember back in the day when “difficult” games got bundled with a player’s guide? Final Fantasy came with an 84 page explorer’s guide to when it was released on the NES. Nintendo upped the ante by giving Earthbound a full player’s guide when it was released. Looking back those games weren’t nearly as difficult as Ninja Gaiden.


Tecmo is taking a cue from North America’s past with the release of Ninja Gaiden II. If you pre-order the game in Japan you get a full color Official Guides book with tips and techniques. Microsoft, who is publishing the game everywhere else, has not announced a similar promotion.


The same press release also mentions Ninja Gaiden will be a CERO Z game (AO equivalent), which may seem like a no brainier. However, the previous Ninja Gaiden games in Japan were all CERO D (M equivalent). The PlayStation 3 release, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, removed decapitations to tone down the gore level. If the CERO Z rating is any indicator Tecmo won’t be doing the same with Ninja Gaiden II.


Images courtesy of Tecmo.

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