DescriptionThe Nakatomi company is searching for the pieces of the Akujiki sword, shattered by Hotsuma in the predecessor, Shinobi. Luckily, the Oboro ninja clan has since reformed. As Hibana, kunoichi (female ninja) of the Oboro clan, you are charged with the task of finding the pieces of the Akujiki before Nakatomi does.
Nightshade is a sequel to Overworks' Shinobi for the PS2. Like its predecessor, it features several levels full of challenging enemies to fight using a combination of your sword, shuriken, and magic scrolls. Speed and stealth remain the emphasis, as you use stealth dashes and the ability to walk on walls to perform long strings of kills called tates. One of the main improvements to the gameplay system is the ability to create much larger combos/tates. In order to facilitate this, they've expanded the battle system to include flying kicks to break your opponent's guard and stealth attacks to kill unsuspecting foes in a single blow.
There are no PlayStation 2 screenshots for this game.
- "Shinobi 2" -- Common title
- "Kunoichi" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|GameSpot||Feb 10, 2004||7.9 out of 10||79|
|GameZone||Feb 11, 2004||7.5 out of 10||75|
|Looki||Apr 02, 2004||75 out of 100||75|
|Netjak||Apr 23, 2004||7.3 out of 10||73|
|Game Captain||Mar 19, 2004||71 out of 100||71|
|IGN||Feb 06, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Informer Magazine||Mar, 2004||6.5 out of 10||65|
|PSX Extreme||Feb 18, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Factornews||Mar 01, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|4Players.de||Mar 17, 2004||51 out of 100||51|
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- Official Nightshade Website (Featuring details and footage of the game, characters and scenario's.)
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