August 11, 2009 // 10:54 am
- Team Ninja Producer Yosuke Hayashi
has unveiled today a Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Chapter Challenge Mode, Ninja Records and more as follows:
This is our first attempt in releasing our game simultaneously in all three regions, but we're confident we can make it happen.
We're excited to see the response and feedback to the all-new Team Missions mode (and everything else we've shared so far), and today I'd like to introduce two additional, new features of the game.
The first reveal is Chapter Challenge Mode. The mode will become available once you clear Story Mode - you can go back to your favorite chapter and replay to compete with fellow ninjas around the world for the highest Karma score.
After clearing the chapter, you will be ranked based on your total Karma score. The highest rank - of course - is "MASTER NINJA" and the lowest is "NINJA DOG". You also have the option to review your gameplay in Ninja Cinema (which is also available in Team Missions) and share your videos online and download videos of other players.
Online rankings are sorted by chapter and difficulty level. It's entirely up to you whether you want to rank in all difficulty levels or master a certain chapter...just be ready for the challenge!
The second reveal is Ninja Records. In order to keep up with how well (or bad...) you're performing, we figured it would be nice to have a place where you can view your complete stats from fastest mission time, number of enemies defeated, numbers of Izuna drops, maximum combos, rescues, character usage rate in Team Missions mode, number of playthroughs... and more.
Ninja Records will keep track of your moves performed in both Story Mode and Team Missions. You'll be able to pull it up anytime from the title menu screen, so use it to learn more about your own play style. The best part of this is that you can also share your stats online!
Another piece of good news - that's not directly related to the game but still exciting - is we'll be adding an official soundtrack, packed with over 30 tracks, to our Collector's Edition! That's in addition to the 80-page exclusive book that features a prologue comic, mini-strategy guide and art gallery.
BTW, have you seen our Japanese viral ads? I'd like to take a vote and see which one gets more attention...
More to come in the next post!