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NES Ninja Gaiden Leaps To 3DS Virtual Console In Japan Soon


The original NES Ninja Gaiden is headed to the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console in Japan. Originally released in 1988, the game puts you in the shoes of the pre-Team Ninja Ryu Hayabusa, who’s travelling to America to avenge his father’s murder.


Ninja Gaiden gives you a sword and secondary weapons like throwing stars and spinning fire balls that require spiritual energy to perform. The game also gave him a wall jump.


Ninja Gaiden will be available in Japan on August 29th for 500 yen.

Ishaan Sahdev
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