London (10th September 2008)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that THE LEGEND OF KAGE™ 2 will be available across all PAL territories in November 2008 exclusively for the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.
The hit arcade game is back! THE LEGEND OF KAGE 2's nerve shredding brand of Ninja action is set to take over both screens of the Nintendo DS, engulfing players in a whirlwind of flashing katana, screaming shuriken and breathtaking mid-air combat.
Climb vertical cliffs, block enemy projectiles with your sword and hang from ceilings as only a true Ninja can. Master new Ninjutsu skills such as Bunshin no Jutsu to gain an advantage. This Shadow Replication Technique creates deadly duplicates of yourself, true mastery of Ninjutsu enables you to launch powerful flame attacks and even summon monsters. With elaborate stages and two unforgettable heroes THE LEGENED OF KAGE 2 breathes new life into the classic arcade action game from TAITO®.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "Retro arcade fans that own a Nintendo DS will find lots to enjoy with THE LEGEND OF KAGE 2. The action is very unique for the console, so there's never been a better time to revisit this classic arcade title. I hope everyone enjoys the excitement and thrills of the LEGEND OF KAGE 2."
With the start of the shogun clan Tokugawa's reign, the long years of bloodshed and strife have come to an end. People expected the peace to last forever. But old resentments from the past had yet to die...
There are those who scheme to take advantage of the extraordinary powers possessed by Kirihime, the sole priestess. Holding a grudge towards Tokugawa, Yoshiro Yukikusa kidnaps Kirihime in order to combine his own demonic powers with the priestess's and overthrow the shogun's reign.
Kage and Chihiro are ninjas of Iga, each on a mission to rescue the priestess.
But their fates are yetunknown beyond the demons they must slay in their paths...
- High-Speed Gameplay: Test your reflexes over 12 action-packed stages offering true arcade gameplay on both screens of the Nintendo DS.
- Extreme Ninja Action: Run up walls, leap tall trees, and unleash a variety of devastating Ninjutsu arts with effects as diverse as self-duplication and dragon summoning!
- Two Playable Characters: Master the distinctive fighting styles of either Kage the Ninja or Chihiro the Kunoichi, and follow their personal stories to their dramatic conclusion.
- Character Customisation: Choose from 17 different Ninjutsu techniques to match your personal style of play and the unique challenges facing you.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 45 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com
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Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England&Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.