Koei Tecmo yesterday posted their “final” Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 trailer for Europe on YouTube. The trailer is available in HD and shows about four minutes of gameplay from all the playable characters, plus some comic book-style scenes.
The animated comic slides â€“ styled more like an American comic book than a manga, open into shots of main character Ryu Hayabusa fighting some of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2’s bosses. The animated panels might be from the collectible comic book that comes as a pre-order bonus at GameStop.
Ryu actually only makes up a small part of the trailer. Most of the trailer focuses on Sigma 2’s three new playable characters, devoting combat sequences and small storyline clips to Ayane, Momiji, and Rachel. Considering the probable length of Ryu’s campaign in the Xbox 360 version of Ninja Gaiden II, adding gameplay for three more characters should ensure a relatively large amount of single-player content for an action game.
The final trailer revealed an October 2nd European release date for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 â€“ three days after the North American release on September 29th.