Ninja Gaiden 2 Demo Available In Japan

If you are looking forward to Ninja Gaiden 2 and own the requisite Xbox 360 to play it (I know I meet those two criteria) then you’ll be interested in the following news – Xbox Live Japan now features a demo of the ninja slasher available for download as an 857 megabyte file costing nothing and featured in Marketplace.

This is the demo that all regions have been waiting for with baited breath – the game should be, after all, one of the best that in the Xbox 360 stable upon release on 6th June (one week away now, yay!).  Unfortunately, there’s no date for the demo to be featured on other Marketplaces around the world, but if you can somehow work out how to create a Japanese account then it’ll certainly be worth the bother.

Ninja Gaiden 2 is the followup to the smash hit Ninja Gaiden that was released for the original Xbox in 2004.  It become famous for not only being a great action game featuring ninjas slashing each other up but also as being one of the hardest games out there.  The Ninja Gaiden brand has a rich history that stretches all the way back to the NES game of old – though you probably won’t want to play that version!  However, both Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden Sigma (the same game but with additions) are worth ago.

I’m personally hoping that Ninja Gaiden 2 doesn’t move too far from the original formula of the game.  I want to see upgradable weapons (check), special ninja powers (check) and crazy, challenging bosses (check).  As all of the elements are in place that I’m looking for then I guess after work next Friday I’ll be picking it up.  If I can get it earlier then expect a review prior to this.  In the meantime I’m off to go and take on Doku once again…

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