Ubisoft will release Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword, the DS version of Tecmo’s Middle Ages slasher, in June this year in Europe.
The game’s already out in Japan, and has achieved quick notoriety by being linked to actual murders. Awesome.
Press release after the link.
UBISOFT® SIGNS A DEAL WITH TECMO TO DISTRIBUTE NINJA GAIDEN: DRAGON SWORD TO EMEA TERRITORIES IN JUNE 2008
NINJA GAIDEN Dragon Sword brings the authentic Ninja experience to Nintendo DS™ for the first time.
London, UK – April 3, 2008 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced a distribution agreement to release Tecmo’s NINJA GAIDEN Dragon Sword to all EMEA territories. Already a critically acclaimed game in the US and Japan, NINJA GAIDEN Dragon Sword will hit European shelves in June 2008.
NINJA GAIDEN: Dragon Sword is the latest iteration in the series and the first to be made for Nintendo DS™ handheld system, featuring gorgeous rendered backgrounds, a new exciting story and the traditional fast-paced action that the franchise is known for. Taking perfect advantage of the Nintendo DS with intuitive stylus gameplay, Ryu Hayabusa’s combat moves are mapped onto the DS touchscreen and directional buttons which allows him to run, jump, attack and cast Ninpo. Certain move combinations will enable Ryu to perform fatal special attacks such as the Izuna Drop and Cicada Slash which are some of Ryu’s signature moves.
NINJA GAIDEN: Dragon Sword is developed by Executive Producer Tomonobu Itagaki and the Team NINJA development studio.