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Nightshade (PlayStation 2)

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Description

The 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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Shinobi 2" -- Common title
  • "Kunoichi" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Game Revolution Feb 20, 2004 B 75
Netjak Apr 23, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Captain Mar 19, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 25, 2004 14 out of 20 70
Fragland.net Apr 12, 2004 67 out of 100 67
Gamers.at Sep 05, 2004 65 out of 100 65
Games Radar Mar 15, 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
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 19, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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breakyboy (1562) added Nightshade (PlayStation 2) on Feb 20, 2006