Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus: Hero mode, characters, and bosses
posted on 02.12.13 at 11:22 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Enhanced PS Vita port due out on February 26.

Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja have released new details surrounding Ninja Gaidem Sigma 2 Plus, its upcoming enhanced port for PlayStation Vita, due out on February 26. Find the information below.

Hero play-style: With this mode selected, Hayabusa will get temporary advantages when his health runs low, including auto-block, auto-evade, increased damage, and a higher chance to dismember enemies, allowing gamers the chance to turn around a tough situation without interrupting the fast-paced action.

Characters

  • Ryu Hayabusa: A young ninja of the Hayabusa Clan, Hayabusa is forced to face off with his long-standing rivals, the Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the Archfiend.
  • Momiji: The last Dragon Shrine Maiden and an elder sister figure to the children of Hayabusa Village. In addition to her ceremonial duties, she has trained to the rank of a full-fledged kunoichi.
  • Sonia: The alias of a CIA secret agent who attempts to track down Hayabusa to warn him of the plot to resurrect the Archfiend.
  • Muramasa: A legendary master swordsmith and the owner of Muramasa’s Weapons and Tools, Muramasa also owns an antique shop in Sky City Tokyo.
  • Elizébet, Ruler of Blood: The Queen of the Greater Fiends is deeply connected to the Black Spider Ninja Clan and works with Genshin on his schemes.
  • Dagra Dai: This evil priest was originally a human philosopher who underwent a horrific transformation to become the Archfiend’s Infernal High Priest.

Bosses

  • Genshin: The enemy of the Hayabusa clan has joined causes with Elizébet, Queen of the Greater Fiends, in his quest to take out Hayabusa and his father.
  • Alexei, Ruler of Lightning: One of the Four Greater Fiend Lords, he smites enemies with lightning-fast shocks and charges. Players should focus on evading his attacks before counterattacking.
  • Volf, Ruler of Storms: Another Greater Fiend Lord, this lycanthrope werewolf’s immense strength means most of his attacks cannot be blocked. Players should jump or evade attacks and go in for damage as he recovers.
  • Zedonius, Ruler of Flame: This Greater Fiend Lord attacks Hayabusa with high-damage hellfire and relentless close-range attacks. The key to beating him is reading his next move carefully.
  • Black Dragon: After losing to Hayabusa once before, the massive Black Dragon is summoned by Elizébet to exact its vengeance with a devastating variety of attacks.

Weapons

  • Dragon Sword: Ryu Hayabusa’s legendary and most trusted weapon, providing deadly attacks and combos even at Level 1.
  • Vigoorian Flail: This nunchuck-like weapon mercilessly assaults all enemies within reach.
  • Kusari-gama: Gives players a far-reaching weapon.
  • Eclipse Scythe: Can slice through surrounding enemies with immense swings. The other playable characters are also well equipped, from
  • Fuma Kodachi: Ayane’s short swords.
  • Heavenly Dragon Naginata: Momiji’s weapon.
  • Inferno Hammer: Rachel’s weapon.

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

  • ShinAsura

    No way I’m buying this when they’re releasing Razors Edge

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      NGIII, even as its enhanced RE edition is still way inferior to this gem. NG2 (NGS2+) is hands-down one of the best action games of this generation and definitely the best part of the trilogy.

  • Elvick

    I’ve never played 2 at all, so I’m definitely picking this up. NGS+ looks a lot better on the Vita than in videos and screens. (seems like the case with many handheld games really)

    Plus, I love playing games portable and on my Vita.

    I hope that Razor’s Edge eventually gets released on Vita as well.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      This is the best part of the NG trilogy and it’s loads of fun. I can’t wait, especially as Japanese VAs are presumably included in the uncensored NA/EU version of the game =)

  • PrinceHeir

    amazing stuff :D

    wish the new costumes are in DOA5 or NGS2 on PS3 :P