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Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)

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www.xbox.com:
    Ninja Gaiden®, the commercial and critically acclaimed cut and slash action game, took the action genre by storm with its unique and innovative game play, killer story and mind-blowing graphics. Now gamers can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa’s deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden®: BLACK, the newest installment in the Ninja Gaiden series. Boasting new difficulty levels including “Ninja Dog” level and “Master Ninja” level, the new Mission Mode with a massive number of new action-packed missions to complete, and colossal amounts of special bonus features including content from both Hurricane Packs 1&2, the new Ninja Gaiden®: BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.

    • Compatible with Xbox™ Live: Karma scores can be uploaded to the online leader boards via Xbox Live.
    • Increased Levels of Difficulty: Five levels of difficulty for all kinds of gamers including “Ninja Dog” to “Very Difficult Master Ninja”.
    • Increased Action-Packed Missions:Play in Story mode or Mission Mode with a massive number of missions to complete, including traditional enemy battles, time challenges, boss battles and more!
    • Challenging Hurricane Packs Content:Content such as new enemies and big, bad bosses from Hurricane Packs 1&2 included as special bonus for an extra ninja challenge.
    • Never-Before-Seen Content:New cinematic cut scenes that reveal secrets from the world of Ninja Gaiden.
    • Jaw-dropping Sounds and Graphics:Stunning graphics and incredible sounds as you would expect from Tecmo’s esteemed development team, Team NINJA.
    • Colossal Amounts of Bonus Content:Hidden unlockables including the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Ryukenden.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (14688) on Sep 25, 2010.

Press release (18th May 2005):

    Tecmo Announces Ninja Gaiden BLACK For Xbox

    Ninja Gaiden BLACK is the must have action game for every kind of gamer, boasting an increased variety of skill levels, a massive amount of different missions, and special content from Hurricane Packs 1&2

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. May 18, 2005 - At the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Tecmo® announced that Ninja Gaiden® BLACK, the highly anticipated follow up to the one of the best action games of all time, Ninja Gaiden, will once again be bringing gamers into the world of the famous ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, when it launches this September on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Boasting new levels of difficulty including "Ninja Dog" level and "Master Ninja" level, the new Mission Mode with a massive amount of action-packed missions to complete, and colossal amounts of special bonus content including new enemies, big, bad bosses and new costumes straight from Hurricane Packs 1&2, Ninja Gaiden BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.

    Tecmo backed-up the exciting announcement of Ninja Gaiden BLACK with a new action-packed trailer that left the audience blown away as scenes of Ryu Hayabusa in a flurry of strength and speed flew through each new scene from the killer new missions in Mission Mode to the grand boss battles straight from the Hurricane Packs, all creating quite a stir with E3 2005 attendees.

    About Ninja Gaiden BLACK

    Ninja Gaiden, the commercial and critically acclaimed cut and slash action game, took the action genre by storm with its unique and innovative game play, killer story and mind-blowing graphics. Now gamers can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa's deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden BLACK, the newest installment in the Ninja Gaiden series, slashing its way to the Xbox® video game console this September 2005 as it ships to retailers nationwide.

    Boasting new levels of difficulty including "Ninja Dog" level "Master Ninja" level, the new Mission Mode with an extensive amount of new action-packed missions to complete, and massive amounts of special bonus content including new enemies, big, bad bosses and new costumes strait from Hurricane Packs 1&2, Ninja Gaiden BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.

    Ninja Gaiden: BLACK will be sporting tons of special bonus content including never-before-seen cut scenes that reveal new secrets surrounding Ninja Gaiden and hidden unlocklables such as the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Ryukenden, which is available for the first time on a video game console in Ninja Gaiden: BLACK.

    For the latest news and information on Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden: BLACK along with the newest action-packed hack em' and slash em' screens strait from Tecmo, check out the newly relaunched and totally awesome Tecmo Official Website at www.tecmogames.com Ninja Gaiden: BLACK will be making Ninja Gaiden fans very happy once again when it hits store shelves nationwide in September 2005, only on the Xbox® video game console.

    Contributed by Sciere (257882) on May 12, 2006.

Press release (20th May 2005):

    Ninja Gaiden: BLACK

    Fact Sheet

    Title: Ninja Gaiden®: BLACK

    Publisher: Tecmo®

    Developer: Tecmo®

    Platform: Xbox® Video Game Console

    Ship Date: September 2005

    Product Overview:

    Ninja Gaiden, the commercial and critically acclaimed cut and slash action game, took the action genre by storm with its unique and innovative game play, killer story and mind-blowing graphics. Now gamers can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa's deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden BLACK, the newest installment in the Ninja Gaiden series, slashing its way to the Xbox® video game console this September 2005 as it ships to retailers nationwide. Boasting new difficulty levels including "Ninja Dog" level and "Master Ninja" level, the new Mission Mode with a massive number of new action-packed missions to complete, and colossal amounts of special bonus features including content from both Hurricane Packs 1&2, the new Ninja Gaiden: BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.

    Features:
    • Compatible with Xbox™ Live: Karma scores can be uploaded to the online leader boards via Xbox Live

    • Increased Levels of Difficulty: Five levels of difficulty for all kinds of gamers including "Ninja Dog" to "Very Difficult Master Ninja"

    • Increased Action-Packed Missions: Play in Story mode or Mission Mode with a massive number of missions to complete, including traditional enemy battles, time challenges, boss battles and more!

    • Challenging Hurricane Packs Content: Content such as new enemies and big, bad bosses from Hurricane Packs 1&2 included as special bonus for an extra ninja challenge.

    • Never-Before-Seen Content: New cinematic cut scenes that reveal secrets from the world of Ninja Gaiden.

    • Jaw-dropping Sounds and Graphics: Stunning graphics and incredible sounds as you would expect from Tecmo's esteemed development team, Team NINJA

    • Colossal Amounts of Bonus Content: Hidden unlockables including the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Ryukenden, available for the first time on a video game console in Ninja Gaiden: BLACK.

    Contributed by Sciere (257882) on May 12, 2006.