It is the futuristic location of Sky City in Tokyo. Special agent Sonia (a hot busty blonde) is kidnapped by the Black Spider Ninja Clan. She was looking for the ninja Ryu Hayabusa (from the first game) with a message about the Arch Fiend.

From here Ryu goes on a bloody trail to get answers, not limited to Tokyo but traversing the globe to places like New York as well as otherworldly locations.
With a selection of swords, knives and throwing stars collected along the way, limbs literally fly as additional techniques are also collected from trunks scattered throughout the game’s levels, systematically expanding the scope. Herbs and talisman get used for health replenishment and resurrection.

Swift and bloody fighting can sometimes get a bit confusing if you’re swarmed by a bunch of ninjas, but if you have your slicing and dicing down, and make use of the acquired techniques (like Reverse Wind and Shadowless Footsteps), you should get through it. Puzzle solving also get incorporated.

Game modes on offer include – Path Of The Acolyte, for those walking the path of the shadow for the first time, while Path Of The Warrior is reserved for those adept at battle. Path Of The Mentor, and Path Of The Master Ninja are the more difficult ones.

Ninja- and sword action fans will love it, but if you like a bit more variety you may need to look elsewhere.

4 / C
- Paul Blom

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A - Multiple Playing Prospects
B - Can be taken for another Run
C - Once Should Suffice


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