Ninja Gaiden Fact Sheet!"Ninja Gaiden" Fact Sheet What: Ninja Gaiden Publisher: Tecmo Developer: Tecmo/Team Ninja Format: DVD for the Xbox video game system Availability: Holiday Season 2003 Product Overview: One of gamings most treasured franchises will be given new life this holiday season as Tecmos esteemed internal development group, Team Ninja, and the powers of Xbox join forces to bring you 100% action in one of the most anticipated games of the new millennium. Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon. Features: Xbox Live Compatible. Tecmos "Team Ninja" development group has created a revolutionary new Xbox Live Compatible feature within Ninja Gaiden. This radical new feature is being developed specifically for Ninja Gaiden and is like nothing any gamer has experienced in an action game before it. Increased skills and new weapons. Through the progression of the game the players skill will increase, as this happens they will be rewarded with new weapons to fight their opponents with. As the player becomes more competent fighting enemies, the stronger they become, unlocking new combinations and skills. Wit and skill are also rewarded while they play and the decisions the player makes in the game affect the weapons and skills they can acquire. Amazing visual effects. Players will witness an amazing level of detail as they take on their opponents in a variety of environments. The player will hear the swords slicing through the air and jump as gouts of blood pulse out from vanquished enemies. Beautifully rendered graphics, amazing visual effects and realistic combat take Ninja Gaiden to a whole new level. Many challenging levels. Your ninja skills will be put to the ultimate test as you battle through various levels in your mission to avenge your clan. Continual gameplay. Once you embark on your role as a ninja hero you never have to stop the journey-the Xbox allows you to quit the game at any time and re-start at the very same point.