Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus to launch with PS Vita on February 22

All you Ninja Gaiden fans can toss your shuriken into the air with jubilation because the release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for the the Playstation Vita has been moved up to February 22 (making it a Vita “launch day” title instead of a “launch window” one). Just remember to dodge the inevitable hail of steel afterwards.

The Ninja Gaiden series is not known for coddling its players. In fact, it’s known for its controller-snapping difficulty. Thankfully, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus introduces “Hero Mode,” which dials back the level of thumb-crushing frustration so new players can slash their way through the story.

The game will also use quite a bit of the Vita’s new hardware features. It’ll take full advantage of the rear touchpad to power up Ryu Hayabusa’s moves and use the embedded gyro sensor to allow you to aim the bow with a tilt of the Vita. BE WARNED, you do not sling the Vita in order to activate the shuriken throw. Although, a Vita to the face could probably knock down the heftiest of your real world foes.

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