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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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Everything you ever wanted to know about the Vita’s US launch

With the launch of the PlayStation Vita exactly two months away, Sony has released a detailed outline of the handheld’s launch plans including day one games, launch window games, and prices for every announced peripheral.

As you know, the Vita will be available in three different packages. A “First Edition” bundle will be released on February 15 (which is less than two months away) that includes a carrying case and Little Deviants. February 22 is the official launch day, which will see the release of a Wi-Fi model available for $249.99 and a 3G/Wi-Fi model available for $299.99. All Sony-published launch games will be available on the 15th to support the “First Edition” bundle.

In addition to the system itself, every Vita system includes six Augment Reality Play cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games from the PlayStation Network.

Hit the jump for the complete list of every launch day and launch window game. (more…)

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