CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 17 August 2011 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe today revealed a new ninja addition to its line up, Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja , scheduled as a launch title for the forthcoming PlayStation®Vita handheld.

The sequel to the widely acclaimed Shinobido: Way of the Ninja,  Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja raises the bar with even more stylish ninja action, new gameplay features, intuitive touch controls and a thrilling dynamic storyline.  Players will scale sheer walls, leap across roof tops, sneak up silently on their prey, and expertly dispatch enemy after enemy with their razor-sharp blade.

Set six months after the events of the previous game, Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja sees the once peaceful region of Utakata in the grip of a vicious civil war. Players will step into the shoes of Zen, betrayed by his companions and left fatally wounded. Narrowly escaping death, Zen chooses to live the life of a ninja and sets out to find those who wronged him, stopping at nothing to unleash the full fury of his silent yet deadly revenge.

New gameplay features include Assassination, which lets players make silent and satisfying kills more easily. Throughout the game, players will hone their skills to execute numerous different attacks and finish their enemies in elegant style, while the game controls will make full and intuitive use of the touch screen capabilities of PlayStation®Vita.

Developer ACQUIRE Corp. is the team behind the legendary Tenchu amongst many other hit games, and they are bringing the full weight of their ninja stealth expertise to bear on Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja , scheduled for European release as a PlayStation®Vita launch title.

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NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. is a leading software publisher producing a broad catalogue of high quality interactive entertainment for console and PC gaming platforms and online which is marketed and sold in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is a part of the NAMCO BANDAI group of companies known for creating and publishing many of the industry's top video game franchises including TEKKEN™, Dragon Ball®, NARUTO™, SOULCALIBUR™, One Piece™, RIDGE RACER™, Ace Combat™ and Tamagotchi™.

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