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While being transported to the Iga village, the secret princess Kirihime is kidnapped by the evil Yoshiro Yukikusa, commander of an evil demon army. Kage and Chihiro are ninjas from the Iga village, and are sworn by their loyalty to do all they can to rescue her. They must face Yoshiro's endless demon ninja army on their quest across Japan.

As ninjas, Kage and Chihiro make use of a variety of ninja equipment and abilities. Kage uses katana and shuriken, while Chihiro uses a kusarigama (a chain with a blade on the end). Between stages, the player can arrange orbs they've collected on a grid to create different ninjutsu, or ninja magic. These have a variety of uses, including elemental attacks, damage reduction, and quicker attacks. New skills are also regularly learned, such as combination moves and new attacks, as well as increased jump height (in keeping with the absurd jumps the original game is known for).

After clearing the game, a hard mode is unlocked. There is also an art gallery featuring production illustrations, unlocked by meeting various conditions in the game.


The Legend of Kage 2 Nintendo DS Title screen.

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Alternate Titles

  • "影之伝説 2" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Kage no Densetsu 2" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Oct, 2008 86 out of 100 86
GamesRadar Oct 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80 Jan 18, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Dec 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 30, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Thunderbolt Games Dec 18, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Nexus Nov 06, 2008 B- 67
IGN Oct 20, 2008 5.8 out of 10 58
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jan 27, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
The Video Game Critic Mar 12, 2009 D+ 33


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雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60639) added The Legend of Kage 2 (Nintendo DS) on Nov 07, 2008