Nightshade (Shinobi follow-up) Announced for US
SEGA of America today announced that Nightshade is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as Kunoichi. Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, Nightshade is slated to be released in early Q1 04. If you canít envision how the gameís going to look and play, think Shinobi. Itís by the same developers, and will no doubt be very similar. Also it is a spin-off to the franchise [Shinobi] and relates to events from the PS2 game.
If youíre dying to know more about the story, take a look below:
Tokyo is beginning the slow and tedious process of repairs after defeating Hiruko's demon minions. Just as life is returning to normal, a new rift opens between Earth and the demon realm. Unwilling to take such supernatural threats lightly, the Japanese government enlists the talents of Hibana, a skilled kunoichi ("female ninja") with a keen understanding of both martial and mystical arts. As Hibana, players will battle countless demonic foes within a wide assortment of unique urban environments spanning rooftops, construction sites, industrial factories and more.