A distinctively Japanese line-up approaches retail this week as a mixture of RPGs and ninja-infused adventures arrive, including Tenchu Shadows Assassins and Ninja Blade make their UK debut.
Ubisoft releases the fourth in the best-selling Tenchu series, developed by the original creators of the first Tenchu game. Boasting familiar characters, a brand new storyline and Wii motion gestures assigned to each weapon, the game is sure to cause a buzz among the franchise’s fans.
Alternatively, Microsoft’s Ninja Blade offers 360 owners the burden of defending Tokyo from a genetically mutating disease. Unlike its Ubisoft rival, Ninja Blade twists the formula by setting its adventure in modern day Tokyo, with battles taking place on the rooftops and towering skyscrapers.
Also out this week is a duo of Square Enix RPGs Disgaea DS and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant Of The Plume and Dance Party Pop/Club Hits (Nordic Games).