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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Walkthrough

NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA II
THE AWESOME ARTERY AUGER - FULL PS3 FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
Authored by VampireHorde




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LATEST UPDATE: 
--Added a brand new strategy for the Genshin battle
--Added TWO HD videos of Genshin and Rasetsu battles in Chapter 2 for 
Path of The Mentor
--Added more XBOX TO PS3 info


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What it do, party peoples? This is my first FAQ of 2009 and it is for 
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. I'm sure all of you know that Sigma 2 is just a 
PS3 version of Ninja Gaiden 2 from the 360, but does it really matter?

While the gameplay is essentially the same, a few changes were made to 
make the game less frustrating but still difficult at the same time.

The walkthrough below will chronicle all of Story Mode. In later 
updates, I will have HD video links and the full Trophy list, so in the 
meantime...


GET IT ON!!!


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           +++   EDGE OF CHAOS - THE GAMEPLAY ASPECTS   +++
              ________   __  __________  __   _____  __
             / ___/ _ | /  |/  / __/ _ \/ /  / _ \ \/ /
            / (_ / __ |/ /|_/ / _// ___/ /__/ __ |\  / 
            \___/_/ |_/_/  /_/___/_/  /____/_/ |_|/_/  
                                                       

[] BUTTON: REGULAR ATTACK
/\ BUTTON: HARD ATTACK/HOLD FOR UT/OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE
X BUTTON: JUMP/ACTION BUTTON/HOLD TO DIVE UNDERWATER
O BUTTON: SECONDARY WEAPON/PROJECTILE

START BUTTON:  MENU SCREEN
SELECT BUTTON: OPTIONS MENU

L1 BUTTON: BLOCK BUTTON 
L2 BUTTON: AIM WEAPON
R1 BUTTON: RE-CENTER CAMERA/HOLD TO SHOW NEXT ROUTE
R2 BUTTON: TARGET RETICLE
 
D-PAD LEFT:  CHOOSE WEAPON
D-PAD RIGHT: CHOOSE WEAPON
D-PAD UP:    CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM
D-PAD DOWN:  CHOOSE NINPO/SECONDARY WEAPON/HEALING ITEM


WIND RUN:   [] + X
NINPO:      /\ + O 
COUNTERATTACK: PRESS [] OR /\ WHILE BLOCKING
REVERSE WIND: MOVE ANALOG STICK IN ANY DIRECTION WHILE BLOCKING


--THE CHIBURI 
After Ryu kills all the baddies in any area, he will perform the Chiburi 
move where he swats away the blood from his weapon. When he does this, 
his health will also regenerate. The Chiburi signifies that an area is 
safe and that the battle is complete for that particular area.


--HEALTH RESTORE
When Ryu loses health in battle, his health bar will have a red meter 
that will increase as his health decreases. After Ryu performs the 
Chiburi, his health will quickly restore itself up to the point of the 
red meter. To fully restore health, Ryu must approach a SAVE STATUE to 
refill the health bar (done only once per statue).


--THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE
Ryu MUST kill every single enemy that he encounters or else they will 
pursue him. To avoid all this nonsense, approach an enemy that has been 
sliced apart and press the /\ BUTTON near them to finish them off. 


--INFINITE PROJECTILES
All projectiles in the game are INFINITE! That's right, no more need to 
restock. But there is a certain catch! Ryu CANNOT use charged 
projectiles like in the Xbox 360 version!


--THE WATER RUN
Ryu can run on water (hey, he's a Master Ninja, bitch) by tapping the X 
BUTTON as soon as his feet touch the surface of the water. If he falls 
into the water, simply tap the X BUTTON to get back up.


--MANUAL SAVE
In order to make a Manual Save, Save your game at the Save Statue first, 
and then press the SELECT BUTTON to bring up the OPTIONS menu and choose 
QUIT GAME. From there, you can make a Manual Save at the closest Save 
Statue and restart from that point at any time.


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        +++   TWO-ON-ONE AIRTIGHT! - RYU'S ARMORY RELOADED   +++
             _ \  ____| |      _ \    \    __ \  ____| __ \ 
            |   | __|   |     |   |  _ \   |   | __|   |   |
            __ <  |     |     |   | ___ \  |   | |     |   |
           _| \_\_____|_____|\___/_/    _\____/ _____|____/ 
                                                         

Wanna know all the combos to each weapon? 


--BUTTONS LEGEND:

DIRECTIONAL --> =   PUSH ANALOG STICK FORWARD FROM RYU'S PERSPECTIVE
ROTATE 360 =        ROTATE LEFT ANALOG STICK IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION

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             ===   DRAGON SWORD/TRUE DRAGON SWORD   ===
     _ \  _ \   \   __|  _ \   \ |    __|\ \      / _ \  _ \ _ \ 
     |  |   /  _ \ (_ | (   | .  |  \__ \ \ \ \  / (   |   / |  |
    ___/ _|_\_/  _\___|\___/ _|\_|  ____/  \_/\_/ \___/ _|_\___/ 
                                                                

--DEFAULT COMBOS

PIERCING DRAGON'S FANG [][][][][]
TIGER ROAR             [][]/\
SEAL OF TEN            [][] --> [][]
THREE LIGHTS           [][] --> []/\
BLADE OF EMPTY AIR     []/\[]
WHIRLWIND IN THE EMPTY SKY   []/\[][]
TRIPLE WHIRLWIND IN THE SKY  []/\[][][]
BLADE OF NIRRTI        []/\[][][][]
IZUNA DROP             []/\[][][]/\
SCARLET DRAGON         [], PRESS AND HOLD /\
WINDMILL SLASH         --> []
VIOLENT WIND           --> [][] --> []
PIERCING WIND          --> [][] --> /\
CRIMSON TEMPEST        /\/\
HAZE STRAIGHT SLASH    PRESS AND HOLD /\
AZURE DRAGON           --> /\
SCARLET DRAGON         --> PRESS AND HOLD /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

FANG OF THE WOLF       [][]/\/\
IKARUGA                [][]/\ --> /\
WRATH OF IZANAGI       [][] --> []/\/\
VIOLENT GALE           --> [][] --> [][]
DRAGON OF HEAVEN       --> [][] --> /\/\ --> /\
DRAGON OF EARTH        --> [][] --> /\/\ --> PRES AND HOLD /\
UNDEFEATABLE DEMON     /\/\/\
FLYING CRANE           ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

DRAGON TEAR            [][][] --> []
FORTUITOUS PHOENIX     [][]/\/\/\/\
GLEAMING BLADE         ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\


--LEVEL 4 COMBOS

STEEL SPLITTER                [][][]/\
CLOUD DRAGON FLYING SWALLOW   [], PRESS AND HOLD /\, /\/\/\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

OBLIVION CROSS CUT           PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
BLADE OF THE DRAGON'S SCALES PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE
ROARING GLEAM                ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
TRUE DRAGON GLEAM (LVL 4)    ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


+++IZUNA DROP NOTE:
Ryu no longer needs to upgrade his weapon to level 2 to use the Izuna 
Drop attack. The Izuna Drop is now a level 1 move.


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                           ===   LUNAR   ===
                       |    |  |  \ |   \   _ \
                       |    |  | .  |  _ \    /
                      ____|\__/ _|\_|_/  _\_|_\
                                              

The Lunar is a perfect alternate weapon when fighting bigger enemies in 
Story Mode. For example, a level 2 Lunar is much more effective against 
the Van Gelf and Werewolves. Mastering the Lunar isn't easy but after 
it's been upgraded to the MAX, it is a total bloody good time!


--DEFAULT COMBOS

DRAGON'S FANG SPIN   [][][][]
GLEAMING SHADOW      [][]/\
INFINITY THRUST      [] --> [][]
BOLTED GATE          --> [][]
FIERCE LION          /\
REMNANT BLOSSOMS     PRESS AND HOLD /\
WANING MOON          --> /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DRAGON TALON SPIN    [][][]/\
YIN-YANG THRUST      [] --> [][][]
ABSOLUTE DARKNESS    [] --> []/\[]
IZUNA DROP           [] --> []/\[]/\
SUN AND MOON         [] --> []/\/\
CHARGING LION        --> [][][]
FIRST WIND           --> /\/\[]
MOONLIT SHADOW       --> /\/\/\
WANING EVIL          ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

AMITABHA THRUST      [] --> [][][][]
WILD SPIN            [] --> /\
DANCE OF DEATH       [] --> /\[]
WILD DOG             [] --> /\[][][]
MOLTEN ROCK          []/\[][][]
STRANGE SOUL         []/\/\/\/\
BLADED SPIDER        /\/\/\ --> /\/\/\/\/\
DESTRUCTION SPIN     ROTATE 360, /\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

EIGHT DESTRUCTIONS   PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
DANCE OF FLAME       PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE
HAZY SHADOW          ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
HEAVENLY SHADOW      ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE
HEAVENLY IZUNA       ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE + /\


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                      ===   ECLIPSE SCYTHE   ===
    __|  __| |   _ _| _ \  __| __|    __|  __|\ \  /__ __| |  | __|
    _|  (    |     |  __/\__ \ _|   \__ \ (    \  /    |   __ | _| 
   ___|\___|____|___|_|  ____/___|  ____/\___|  _|    _|  _| _|___|
                                                                  

--DEFAULT COMBOS

PIERCING MOON        [][][][][]
SHADOW BANISHER      [][][][], [] (HOLD BUTTON)
MIST SLASH           [][][][][]/\
CORPSE SWEEP         [][]/\
DEMON'S JAW          []/\/\
ROUND HAZE           --> [][][]
FLYING HEADS         /\/\
SERPENT'S CURSE      PRESS AND HOLD /\
SOUL IMPALE          --> /\
HUNTED CHIMERA       --> /\/\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DEATH'S GATE         [][][] --> [][][]
DEMON PROCESSION     [][][][]/\/\/\
DEATH'S CHARIOT      [][][]/\
REVERSED WATERFALL   --> []/\/\/\/\/\
CRIES OF ARES        /\/\/\
GRAVEYARD SPIN       ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

DEATH'S PILLAR       [][][] --> [][]/\
RIVER STYX DROP      [][][] --> [][], /\ (HOLD BUTTON)
REVERSED TSUNAMI     --> [][][][][]


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

UNDERWORLD ERUPTION   PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
EMPIRE DESTROYER      PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE
MASSACRE SWEEP        ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
EXTERMINATION SWEEP   ROTATE 360, PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


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                      ===   FALCON TALONS   ===
     __| \   |     __|  _ \   \ |  __ __| \   |     _ \   \ |  __|
     _| _ \  |    (    (   | .  |     |  _ \  |    (   | .  |\__ \
    _|_/  _\____|\___|\___/ _|\_|    _|_/  _\____|\___/ _|\_|____/
                                                                 

--DEFAULT COMBOS

LION'S ROAR                      [][][][][]
PANTHER TAIL KICK                [][][] --> [][][]
TIGER'S CRUSHING JAW             [][] --> []
FLYING TIGER'S CLAW              []/\[]
WHITE TIGER FLURRY               --> [][][]
WHITE TIGER GOUGE                --> [][][]/\
BARED LION'S FANG                --> [][][], /\ (HOLD BUTTON)
BEAR STRIKE                      /\/\
FURIOUS TIGER CLAW               /\/\ --> /\
KING OF BEASTS                   PRESS AND HOLD /\
THUNDEROUS EARTH                 --> /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

HEAVENY WOLF                     [][][]/\/\/\/\
RAVENOUS THROW                   [][][], PRESS AND HOLD /\ (HOLD BUTTON)
RUNNING FLAME                    [][]/\/\
VERMILION BIRD STRIKE            [][] --> /\/\/\
PIERCING WOLF'S FANG             []/\/\/\
THUNDEROUS LION'S ROAR           --> [][][][][][]
CHARGING BOAR                    /\/\/\
FURIOUS TIGER KICK               /\/\ --> /\/\
CRY OF THE PHOENIX               --> /\/\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

CRUSHING VERMILION BIRD STRIKE   [][] --> [][][][][][]
IZUNA DROP                       [][] --> [][][][][]/\
WINGS OF THE PHANTOM ROC         [][] --> [][]/\/\
WINGS OF THE VERMILION BIRD      [][] --> []/\/\/\/\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

CLAW OF A HUNDRED BEASTS         PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
FURY OF THE DIVINE BEASTS        PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


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                          ===   TONFA   ===
                       __ __| _ \   \ | __| \  
                          |  (   | .  | _| _ \ 
                         _| \___/ _|\_|_|_/  _\
                                               

--DEFAULT COMBOS

GREAT EDGE                      [][][][][]
IVORY FLOWER                    [][][]/\[]
BLOOMING IRIS                   [][] --> [][]
CYPRESS COLUMN                  [][] --> []/\
CRADLED MOON                    []/\
CRIMSON EDGE                    [], PRESS AND HOLD /\, /\
DEMONS' STAVES                  --> []
DEMON DEVOURER                  --> []/\/\
IRON WHEEL                      /\/\
VERMILION FAN                   PRESS AND HOLD /\
FLEETING BLOSSOMS               --> /\/\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

FALLING PETALS FLOWING WATER   [][][]/\[][][][]
IZUNA DROP                     [][][]/\[][][]/\
FLUTTERING PEACOCK             [][] --> /\
FLOWER GARLAND DROP            [][] --> []/\
DEMONS' DIAMONDS               --> [][]
STORM OF THE FOUR WINDS        /\/\/\
OVERLAPPING STORMS             ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

ONE THOUSAND BLOSSOMS          [][]/\/\/\
DEMON TEARS KICK               --> [][][][][]


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

SPRING WIND                    PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
UNCONTROLLABLE BLOOM           PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


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                       ===   KUSARI-GAMA   ===
        |  / |  |  __|   \   _ \_ _|      __|   \    \  |   \  
        . <  |  |\__ \  _ \    /  |____| (_ |  _ \  |\/ |  _ \ 
       _|\_\\__/ ____/_/  _\_|_\___|    \___|_/  _\_|  _|_/  _\
                                                               

--DEFAULT COMBOS

FACE STRIKE            [][][][][]
SKULL SHATTERER        [][]/\/\
HUNTING HEAVENS        []/\
ONE HUNDRED FEET       --> [][]
SPIRAL ATTACK          /\/\
STORM OF SIX FLOWERS   PRESS AND HOLD /\
SWEEPING CLOUDS        --> /\
FLOWING SPIN           ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

GREAT SWEEP          [][][][]/\
EAR SLICER           [][][]/\/\/\
SERPENT SWING        [][][]/\/\ --> /\
MIDNIGHT BLADE       [][][] --> []
SHRIKE DROP          [][][] --> [] (HOLD BUTTON)
FLYING VINE          [][] --> /\
DEMON CUTTER         [][] --> /\ (HOLD BUTTON)
FALLING SNOW         []/\/\[]
TEMPLE BELL DROP     []/\/\/\/\
ONE HUNDRED FLAMES   []/\/\[][]
FLYING VINE          [], PRESS AND HOLD /\
FUJI DROP            --> [][][][][]
THUNDEROUS SPARROW   --> [][][][]/\
REVERSE GREAT SPIN   /\/\/\/\/\
DANCING MAPLE        --> /\/\/\[]
GIANT BELL DROP      --> /\/\/\/\
RAGING WIND          ROTATE 360, /\/\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

RAGING STAR          [][][]/\/\/\/\/\
IMMENSE STRATEGY     /\/\/\/\/\/\
FURIOUS WHIRLWIND    ROTATE 360, /\/\/\
MIDNIGHT BLADE       ROTATE 360, /\/\[]


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

POUNDING GATE           PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
DANCE OF NINE DRAGONS   PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


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                     ===   VIGOORIAN FLAILS   ===
                     __| |      \  _ _| |     __|
                     _|  |     _ \   |  |   \__ \
                    _|  ____|_/  _\___|____|____/
                                                

--DEFAULT COMBOS

DRAGON AND PHOENIX      [][][][][][]
FIRE PIT                [][]/\
LOOMING FOG             []/\[]
GRASPING THE MOON       []/\/\
FLOWING WAVES           --> [][]
HORN OF THE CHIMERA     --> [][]/\
FLAME WHEEL             /\/\
ERUPTING FLAME          --> /\
NINE HEAVENS            ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

DRAGON SLAUGHTER        [][][] --> [][][][][][]
OPENED PATH             [][][][][]/\
WANDERING DESTRUCTION   [][][][]/\
PALE LIGHT              [][][]/\
FOE DESTROYER           [][]/\/\
FURIOUS STRIKE          []/\[][][][]
IZUNA DROP              []/\[][][]/\
INSANE RAVEN            []/\/\/\
INSANE DEVIL            --> [][][][][]
INTERRUPTED RIVER       --> [][][]/\
SHINING HEAVENS         /\/\/\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

FURIOUS STRIKE          [][][] --> [][][][][]/\[][][]
IZUNA DROP              [][][] --> [][][][][]/\[][]/\
PIERCING MOUNTAIN       [][][] --> [][][][][]/\/\/\/\/\/\
RISING SERPENT          --> /\/\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

GOLDEN DRAGON          PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
DANCING PHOENIX        PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE**

**UT NOTE: TAP THE /\ BUTTON REPEATEDLY FOR ADDITIONAL STRIKES


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                 ===   DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG   ===
       _ \  |  |  \   |      |  /   \__ __| \    \ |   \    __|
       |  | |  | _ \  |      . <   _ \  |  _ \  .  |  _ \ \__ \
      ___/ \__/_/  _\____|  _|\_\_/  _\_|_/  _\_|\_|_/  _\____/
                                                              

--DEFAULT COMBOS

FALLING FLOWERS                [][][][][]
MAHAYANA BLADE                 [][][]/\/\
DOUBLE LIGHTNING STRIKE        [][] --> [][]
FALLING DRAGON                 [][][] --> []
DOUBLE ZHONG KUI SLASH         []/\[]
FIRE DRAGON SPINNING DESCENT   []/\/\
PURGATORY SLASH                [], PRESS AND HOLD /\
TWIN CONTINUOUS SLASH          --> [][]
FLYING DRAGON                  --> []/\
SWOOPING DRAGON FANG           /\/\/\/\
ROLLING HAZE SLASH             PRESS AND HOLD /\
RISING EARTH BLADE             --> /\
PURGATORY SLASH                --> PRESS AND HOLD /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

BLADE OF NIRVANA              [][][][]/\
BLADE OF DHARMA'S WAY         []/\/\/\
LIGHTNING PIERCE              [][] --> [][][]
KING SLAYER                   [][] --> /\
MIGHTY ZHONG KUI              []/\[][][][]
ZHONG KUI IZUNA               []/\[][][]/\
ZHONG KUI HEAVENLY SPARROW    []/\[][][], /\ (BUTTON DELAY)
FALLING ZHONG KUI             []/\[][]/\
WIND AND CLOUDS               [], PRESS AND HOLD /\, /\
TWIN CROSS CUT                --> [][][]
DESCENDING DRAGON             --> []/\/\
RISE TO HEAVEN                ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

PENETRATING LIGHTNING         [][] --> [][][]
BLADED WIND                   [][] --> []/\
EMPEROR SLAYER                [][] --> /\/\
SPINNING ZHONG KUI            []/\[][][][]/\
ZHONG KUI WHIRLWIND           []/\[][]/\/\
SPINNING FIRE DRAGON          []/\/\/\
DIVINE BLADE                  [], PRESS AND HOLD /\, /\/\
GREAT CHASM                   /\/\, --> /\


--LEVEL 4 COMBOS (BLADE OF THE ARCHFIEND ONLY)

UNDERWORLD DROP               [][] --> /\/\/\/\
BLADE OF THE MIND             [][] --> /\/\/\/\/\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

PATH OF THE DEMON DRAGONS     PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
EIGHT HEAVENLY DRAGONS        PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


++DUAL KATANA NOTE:
After Ryu defeats Genshin in Chapter 14, he acquires the Blade of the 
Archfiend. When he equips this weapon, he combines it with the True 
Dragon Sword, which replaces the Dragon Claw & Tiger Fang.


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                          ===   ENMA FANG   ===
               __|  \ |  \  |   \     __| \    \ |  __|
               _|  .  | |\/ |  _ \    _| _ \  .  | (_ |
              ___|_|\_|_|  _|_/  _\  _|_/  _\_|\_|\___|
                                                       

The Enma Fang is the bastard brother of the Dabilahro weapon from the 
first Sigma game. Bigger in size and faster in girth, the Fang is more 
effective at killing ALL enemies than the Scythe and even more so than 
the Dragon Sword. Once the Fang is upgraded to level 3, all enemies are 
nothing but mincemeat to the slaughter.


--DEFAULT COMBOS

SHATTERING CRUCIBLE     [][][][][]
BRONCO SMASH            /\/\
KARMA CUT               [][]/\
NIRVANA VERSE           [][][]/\
ROARING THUNDER         []/\/\
HADES DROP              []/\[][][]
IZUNA DROP              []/\[][]/\
STONE GRINDER           --> []
RASHOMON                PRESS AND HOLD /\
SKULLPLANER             --> /\
AROUND THE SIX REALMS   ROTATE 360, /\


--LEVEL 2 COMBOS

WAILING DEMON CUT       /\/\/\
THUNDER SLICE           [][][][]/\
DEEP RED                --> [][]
DEATH'S SHADOW          [][] --> []
REVERSE TWIST           [][] --> [][]


--LEVEL 3 COMBOS

WHIRLWIND SLASH         [][]/\/\
BROKEN REINCARNATION    [][][][][]/\
FIREBALL                --> [][][]
CONFLAGRANCE            /\/\ --> /\
TIMBERSWORD             /\/\ --> /\/\


--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE

CRIMSON HELLFIRE        PRESS AND HOLD /\ + ESSENCE
ETERNAL HELLFIRE        PRESS AND HOLD /\ + MAX ESSENCE


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          _ \ _ \  _ \     | __|  __|__ __|_ _| |    __|  __|
          __/   / (   | \  | _|  (      |    |  |    _| \__ \
         _|  _|_\\___/ \__/ ___|\___|  _|  ___|____|___|____/
                                                            

Ryu only carries TWO secondary weapons throughout the game and he DOES 
have to use them during various battles (including boss battles).


--SECONDARY WEAPONS/PROJECTILES

SHURIKEN
FIEND'S BANE BOW
HOWLING CANNON


++HOWLING CANNON NOTE:
The recoil of firing the Cannon takes a second for Ryu to recover. After 
he fires a cannonball, evading an enemy attack will be a bit tricky, so 
time your blasts carefully!


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                      +++   KARMA AND RANKINGS   +++
                      __ __ ___    ____  __  ______ 
                     / //_//   |  / __ \/  |/  /   |
                    / ,<  / /| | / /_/ / /|_/ / /| |
                   / /| |/ ___ |/ _, _/ /  / / ___ |
                  /_/ |_/_/  |_/_/ |_/_/  /_/_/  |_|
                                                    

For Sigma 2, the Karma system still implements the same scoring system 
that was used in NGII. Combos, Obliterations, Ultimate Techniques, etc. 
count towards the Karma score. All you gotta do is NOT DIE.

The points add up like this:

--COMBOS = 100 POINTS PER HIT
--ESSENCE TECHNIQUE = 2000 POINTS
--ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE = 5000 POINTS
--OBLITERATIONS = 3000 POINTS
--KILLING SPREE = 3000 POINTS
--INSTANT KILLS = 6000 POINTS
--ENEMIES KILLED = 1000 POINTS PER ENEMY


++KARMA NOTE:
On Story Mode, there is NO Karma System or Rankings! Both are only 
implemented in TEAM MISSIONS and CHAPTER CHALLENGE!


For Rankings, there are FIVE Ranks to achieve: NINJA DOG, ACOLYTE, 
MENTOR, ADEPT, and MASTER NINJA. This only applies to CHAPTER CHALLENGE. 

On TEAM MISSIONS, you are awarded Medals (Bronze, Silver, Gold) instead 
of Rankings.


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       +++   THE REAR-NAKED CHOKE HOLD - MURAMASA RELOADED   +++
            __  _____  ______  ___    __  ______   _____ ___ 
           /  |/  / / / / __ \/   |  /  |/  /   | / ___//   |
          / /|_/ / / / / /_/ / /| | / /|_/ / /| | \__ \/ /| |
         / /  / / /_/ / _, _/ ___ |/ /  / / ___ |___/ / ___ |
        /_/  /_/\____/_/ |_/_/  |_/_/  /_/_/  |_/____/_/  |_|
                                                             

Throughout the game, you will encounter Muramasa Statues littered in 
various places. There are two kinds of statues: a glowing Gold statue 
and a glowing Blue statue.

The Gold Statue only allows Ryu to purchase Health items. The Blue 
Statue enables the purchase of Health items AND Weapon upgrades.


--HEALTH ITEMS PRICES (WARRIOR MODE)

HERBS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE    $3000
GRAINS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE   $5000
DEVIL WAY MUSHROOM         $4000
TALISMAN OF REBIRTH        $30,000


--HEALTH ENHANCEMENT NOTE
Muramasa no longer sells Health Enhancements items! Unlike previous 
Ninja Gaiden games, ALL the enhancements are only found in treasure 
chests throughout the game.

--WEAPON UPGRADES (BLUE MURAMASA STATUES ONLY)
All upgrades for Ryu's weapons are 100% FREE OF COST! The only catch is 
that Ryu can only upgrade ONE weapon at a time per statue. Once you 
reach Chapter 10, Muramasa will offer level 3 upgrades (but still only 
for ONE weapon at a time).


++CRYSTAL SKULLS NOTE:
For every ten Crystal Skulls found, Muramasa will discount the prices of 
his items. Not that it matters, but it's not as if you need the 
discount, do you?


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  +++   PERFECTLY IMPROVISED ASS BOMB - ADVANCED TIPS & TACTICS   +++
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       / _ `/ _  / |/ / _ `/ _ \/ __/ -_) _  / / __/ / _ \(_-<
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--BUTTON MASHING IS FOR NOOBS
It takes a bit of skill to fully utilize the simple but complex combat 
system. By learning combos and the enemy patterns, you can see how NG 
vets do it and become a better player. Don't be a moron, be a Master!


--ALWAYS BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!
Defense has always been something that has made the NG series so tough. 
Treat the Block Button the same way that the Gears Of War games uses the 
Cover system. You need to learn it! LISTEN AND LEARN!!!


--U.T. NOT O.T.
Stick to using Ultimate Techniques during battle. Ultimate Techniques 
are faster and kill enemies quicker than an Obliteration move. Only use 
the Obliteration move when you see the enemies that are vulnerable, 
otherwise, you'll only be greeted with PAIN.


--USE ESSENCE WISELY
Since Essence is given away in large amounts inside the chests 
throughout the game, don't worry about collecting the Essence for money. 
Instead, use the leftover Essence from battle for Ultimate Techniques 
and then collect the rest as a reward after the battle is done.


--BE DEFENSIVE BUT EVASIVE
NEVER enter a new area without being defensive! When enemies are rushing 
at you, keep dashing until the moment is right to strike.


--LEARN THE COUNTERATTACK
The Counterattack is not as easy to learn as it was in the first Sigma 
game. With precise timing, press the [] or /\ Button when blocking an 
enemy's attacks and Ryu will initiate the Counter move. When done 
properly, the Counter usually knocks back an enemy or slices off a limb. 


--ELIMINATE THE WEAKER THREAT FIRST!
All of your enemies use a certain attack mentality. While a pack of them 
attack you up close, another pack is standing from far away and 
launching projectiles at you. Avoid the up-close guys and focus on 
killing the weaker threat (the projectile enemies) so that they don't 
take away too much health.


--USE QUICK COMBOS INSTEAD OF FLASHY ONES
Since enemies swarm at you like dogs, Ryu needs to use quick but hard 
combos to thin the herd. View the Weapons Moves List in the Pause Menu 
and choose a combo that you think is quick enough when in a tight spot 
and ABUSE those attacks! 


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            +++   THROUGH THE NEVER - THE WALKTHROUGH   +++
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   | | /| / / __ `/ / //_/ __/ __ \/ ___/ __ \/ / / / __ `/ __ \
   | |/ |/ / /_/ / / ,< / /_/ / / / /  / /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / / / /
   |__/|__/\__,_/_/_/|_|\__/_/ /_/_/   \____/\__,_/\__, /_/ /_/ 
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                 +++   CHAPTER 1: SKY CITY TOKYO   +++
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             / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/  / / 
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++AREA: MURAMASA'S SHOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND SONIA

Welcome to Sky Tokyo City! Get ready because as soon as the cutscene 
ends, it's BATTLE TIME! A gang of Ninjas will appear, so get into a 
defensive stance! Kill off the nearest enemies and then use the Essence 
they leave for Ultimate Techniques on the rest of the baddies. If you 
are a first-time player, do NOT attempt to try and use Obliteration 
Techniques just yet!

Once all the baddies are dead, a cutscene will occur. After the 
cutscene, be ready for ANOTHER gaggle of baddies. Bust out some of 
those hot moves and eliminate the baddies to clear this particular 
area. There is a chest on the other side of the shop, so if you want to 
open it, do it!

Make your way past the shop and down the stairs. Slice up the next 
batch of ninjas that jump down and then access the SAVE STATUE to 
refill health and open the double doors.


++AREA: INNER SANCTUM HALLWAY

Some more ninjas will appear in the hallway, so charge up for an 
Ultimate Technique and then unleash it when they get close. Stick with 
using UT's to kill all the baddies faster. Once that's done, open the 
nearby chest to refill health and continue down the adjacent hallway.

Do NOT wall-run across the open floorway yet! Allow the ninjas to jump 
towards you. Eliminate them all with some style by using a pre-charged 
Ultimate Technique for some stylish points! Now use a wall-run across 
the floorway and go around the corner.


++AREA: SANCTUM SHRINE

Go around the corner to find a chest. Open it up and then open the 
other chest on the shrine to obtain a LIFE OF THE THOUSAND GODS. 


--CRYSTAL SKULL #1
Before jumping down to the area below, look across the ledge to see a 
Crystal Skull sitting by itself on an adjacent roof. Do you see it? 
Jump over to the ledge and then grab it! Now jump down to the bottom.


++AREA: LOWER SANCTUM

Smack up the baddies that appear here to clear this area. Make your way 
up the stairs to an empty shrine area with a lone chest.

If you open up the chest, a gang of ninjas will jump down for an 
ambush, so be ready for it! Once that's done, make your way up the 
stairs and open the chest for a goodie. Enter the next open doorway to 
the next area.


++AREA: ENGINE ROOM

DO NOT USE THE WALL RUN YET! Get into a defensive stance as the enemies 
start running towards you. Eliminate them all and THEN use the Wall-run 
to the next catwalk. Go up the stairs and use a pre-charged Ultimate 
Technique on the enemies rushing towards you. 

From there, use another Wall-Run to the next walkway to find a dead 
body with a special scroll.


--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE

Approach the dead body to retrieve the OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE Scroll. 
From there, move forward to encounter a gang of ninjas missing some 
arms. Approach them and use the Obliteration on them to clear the area. 

Once that's done, go around the corner to find a SAVE STATUE. 


SAVE GAME


From there, grab the FLYING BIRD TECHNIQUE Scroll from the dead body 
and use the technique to reach the top of the chasm to the next area.


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM GARDEN

As soon as Ryu jumps out of the chasm, a set of ninjas will be waiting 
for you. Eliminate the ninjas with lots of Izuna Drop combos to clear 
the area.

Do NOT cross the mini-bridge just yet! Jump down to the river and make 
a right turn to the waterfall area where more ninjas show up. Eliminate 
the ninjas to clear the area and then go to the balcony ledge just near 
the edge of the waterfall to find a chest with a goodie! Now go back to 
towards the mini-bridge.

Continue past the mini-bridge to encounter some more baddies. Eliminate 
them with ease and then continue past the garden to a stairway to 
trigger a cutscene. 

Before you go around the corner to the next area, jump down to the 
water below and go to the end of the moat to find a little boat with a 
chest. Grab the goodies and continue the objective.


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM STAIRWAY

When you approach the stairway, you will be ambushed by a duo of 
archers standing on a high balcony. To reach them, you'll need to be a 
little creative.

See that tree on the stairway? Move next to the cherry blossom tree and 
do a Bird Flip on the tree to reach a small roof ledge. From there, run 
up to the archers and take them down. 


++CRYSTAL SKULL #2:
Just near where the archers were standing is a Crystal Skull. GRAB IT! 
Now jump down to the bottom and continue down the walkway.


If you want to go to the lower catwalks, be ready for a gaggle of 
enemies. If you prefer to skip the lower catwalks, continue past the 
upper walkway to encounter some more, you guessed it, NINJAS!

Eliminate some more ninjas that approach you and then jump and swing 
past the gaps to the other side. Go to the end to find a SAVE STATUE to 
refill your health.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOFTOP BALCONY

--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE

Now take the ladder to the top and make a right turn to find a chest 
with a goodie. Now go the other way and approach the dead body to find 
the FLYING SWALLOW TECHNIQUE Scroll. Work your way to the rooftop 
balcony to encounter a large gaggle of ninjas PLUS a new enemy: the 
Phantom Warlock. 

--NEW ENEMY: PHANTOM WARLOCK
These guys are quite cheap and tricky. The toss fireballs at you and 
they can disappear and reappear next to you to initiate a cheap little 
combo. All it takes is an Izuna Drop to the face to kill them off.


Remember to eliminate the weaker threat first! Focus on killing the 
Warlocks first and then focus on the other Ninjas. All it takes is some 
Ultimate Techniques to get the job done. Once the baddies are gone, 
it's BOSS BATTLE TIME! GET IT ON!


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                  +++   BOSS BATTLE: BIG BUDDHA   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

PAZ ZUU LASER BEAM
When Buddha does this attack, he creates a large glowing circle in 
front of him that shoots a horizontal or vertical laser on the ground. 
To avoid this attack, stay mobile and use lots of Reverse Wind Jumps.

YIN YANG LASER BEAMS
For this attack, Buddha will summon laser beams on the ground 
underneath Ryu. If Ryu does not move quick enough, he will get hit, so 
use constant Reverse Wind Jumps to stay safe.

HAND SLAP
BUDDHA SLAM
Both of these attacks are quite easy to evade. Simply STAY AWAY from 
the middle of the platform! If you get caught in the middle, he will 
grab Ryu and slam or slap him down.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The only way to attack Buddha is to damage both of his arms. Sounds 
simple, right? OF COURSE, IT IS!

There is a semi-easy way to stay safe from Buddha's attacks and that is 
to stay on the RIGHT SIDE of the screen (Buddha's left arm). When you 
stand there, any physical attacks he attempts will not harm Ryu most of 
the time. You can also do this to Buddha's RIGHT ARM (left side of the 
screen). Just be sure to BLOCK when he slams the floor!

Evade all of Buddha's laser attacks with Reverse Winds until it is safe 
to stand next to his arm. Use any hard combos on his arm until he pulls 
away. Evade the lasers he throws and then continue to attack his arms.


Once Buddha loses 75% of his health, he falls to the ground. From here, 
run up to its head and use an Obliteration to finish the battle. If you 
don't do this quickly, he will RECOVER! KILL THAT DAMN THING ALREADY!


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After all that giddy fun, grab the other goodies from the chest and use 
the SAVE STATUE to Save your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM BRIDGE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE SCROLL

Make your way downstairs and approach the dead body to find a new item: 
the ULTIMATE TECHNIQUE Scroll. Follow the directions indicated to 
perform the UT. Now approach the bridge and start flaunting your uber-
hot Lunar skills.

Even though the Lunar has long range attacks, sometimes it isn't easy to 
get as much combos as needed. Block an enemy's attack and then quickly 
use a counterattack to push them back. From there, begin another combo 
to finish off the enemy. Try not to button mash with this weapon or 
you'll only get creamed in the face.

When the area is cleared, approach the dead body on the other side of 
the bridge to find NOTEBOOK: OBLITERATION TECHNIQUE. From there, enter 
the house to find another dead body with the TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE 
GUIDANCE. 


++AREA: INNER GUEST HOUSE

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET ROOM
--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE TECHNIQUE OF ULTIMATE GUIDANCE

Enter the next house and then make a right turn to see a scroll on the 
wall. Slice it down to find a secret room with a chest and some pots. 
Grab the goodies and then exit outside to encounter some more ninjas.

Exit the house and start using On-Land Charges on the ninjas that 
appear. Clear the area with ease and then go back into the house. See 
that chest? Open it up to release some Yellow Essence but DO NOT absorb 
it!

Instead, move towards the paper wall and more ninjas will jump out from 
behind. Use a UT on them and then eliminate the others that appear. 
Clear the room and then exit the house to find MORE ninjas.

Eliminate them Ninja gang to trigger the opening of Muramasa's Statue. 
Approach the statue and stock up on any health items. You CANNOT upgrade 
weapons until Chapter 2, so don't even bother! Continue the mission by 
jumping down the nearby well.


++AREA: WELL OF BATS

Jump down the well and eliminate the big bats with Shurikens. Now exit 
to find a series of metal catwalks.


++AREA: UPPER METAL CATWALKS

--OBJECTIVE: MASTER THE SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS TECHNIQUE

Traverse the catwalks and approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: 
SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS item. From there, two more baddies will approach 
you, so kill them off!

Jump down to the lower catwalk to find a chest with a goodie inside. Now 
go back up and use a Wall Run on the large wall to the next catwalk. 
There's another chest all the way at the other end, so grab that item if 
you want to.

From here, it looks like you're stuck! Nope, approach the catwalk that 
looks flimsy and you'll see the bars are broken. Use that open gap to 
jump all the way down to the next area.


++AREA: DRAGON TOWER WALKWAY

After you land on the walkway, traverse all the way down until some 
baddies show up. Keep your defense up and remember to keep the 
Obliterations to a minimum (or else you'll get smacked around). Clear 
the walkway and then go all the way to the end to trigger a cutscene.


++AREA: DRAGON TOWERS

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE MAINTENANCE ROOM

Slice up the first wave of baddies that appear in this room to activate 
the nearby SAVE STATUE.


SAVE GAME


Enter the next room and approach the stairs and make your way DOWN to 
find a lone chest with a goodie. Now make your way UP the stairs to the 
next floor and eliminate the next set of baddies that appear. Once the 
area is cleared, continue all the way to the top of the stairs to find a 
lone chest with another goodie.

Go to the second floor and find the open doorway leading to the 
Maintenance Room.


++AREA: MAINTENANCE ROOM

Approach the dead body to find the NOTEBOOK: FLYING BIRD item. From 
there, climb the ladder to the top and enter the shaft to the elevator 
roof. Use a Flying Bird Flip to the very top.


++AREA: BAMBOO ROOM

As soon as you land here, charge up for a UT and start unleashing some 
hellfire on the ninjas. When the room is cleared, go to the other side 
of the room to find a chest and Muramasa's Statue. Open the chest for a 
goodie and then stock up on items if you need to.

Now go to the other side of the Bamboo Room to find a SAVE STATUE. I 
suggest that you ignore the statue for now and go up the stairs. One 
more wave of baddies will show up, so start the slicing and dicing! 
Finish them off in style and then go back down and use the SAVE STATUE.


SAVE GAME


When you're ready, go upstairs towards the double doors for your first 
double boss battle!


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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: RASETSU   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

SPIDER POUNCE
SPIDER BLADES
SPIDER COMBO
All of Rasetsu's attacks are easy to evade. Time your Reverse Winds 
carefully so that you don't get hit!


--BOSS TACTICS:

You can defeat Rasetsu one of two ways: 

++THE EASY WAY
Rasetsu is susceptible to damage from the Ultimate Technique. Evade his 
attacks and then charge up the UT. If he blocks the UT (which he will 
most of the time), simply retreat and try to time it again so that you 
hit him. One UT should shave off about 20% of his health in one combo, 
so abuse the UT to finish this battle quickly and easily!

++THE HARD WAY
If UT's aren't going your way (because he keeps blocking), then you'll 
have to fight him one-on-one with a tricky little maneuver. Charge up 
for a UT and unleash it. If he blocks it, immediately use the Tiger Roar 
combo (SQUARE, SQUARE, TRIANGLE) to catch him off guard and then quickly 
jump away and charge up for a UT again. This little trick works most of 
the time, but ONLY if he blocks the UT, so ABUSE IT!


After he loses about 75% of his health, he falls on one knee. Approach 
him and then Obliterate him to end this battle.


WAIT, THE CHAPTER AIN'T OVER YET!


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               +++   BOSS BATTLE: BIG BUDDHA PART II   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
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Buddha will return for one more match and just like the first battle 
with him, the rules are still the same. If you defeated him easily the 
first time, then this battle will be a total cinch. Just damage his 
arms, stay on the side, evade...you know the drill!

If you had troubles, then I suggest practicing the first battle with him 
on the Balcony until you get the timing right on evading his attacks. 
This game is all about defeating the bosses in a stylish manner!

Defeat Big Buddha to end the Chapter!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: HAYABUSA GRAVEYARD

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE

Make your way down the graveyard to encounter some ninjas. Eliminate the 
next couple of ninjas that appear with some easy combos and work your 
way down to the Central Bridge area to encounter a new enemy.


++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE ENTRANCE

--OBJECTIVE: UNVEIL THE BLUE MURAMASA STATUE


--NEW ENEMY: SWORD-WIELDING DOGS
These pooches carry Swords in their mouths and aren't afraid to use it. 
Stay defensive and evasive and use the Blade Of Nirrti attack on them to 
slice them down. Keep doing this to kill them off and unleash Yellow 
Essence for UT's.


Once all the pooches are toast, a short scene shows Muramasa's glowing 
Blue Statue! When you approach these Blue-colored statues, Muramasa will 
offer Ryu ONE free upgrade to any weapon (plus pricey health items). 
Upgrade the Dragon Sword or the Lunar and then continue the mission.

Enter the doorway near the statue to the Central Bridge (where Ryu 
fought Masakado in the first game).


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

A bunch of baddies will appear, so eliminate and Obliterate them all 
with some flashy moves to clear the bridge. Approach the lone chest to 
find a Life OTG. Now exit Central Bridge and continue the objective.


From Central Bridge, go around the range to encounter more Ninjas, so 
slice them up with your newly upgraded weapon. When the area is cleared 
of baddies, take the path towards the river and start running on the 
water to the LEFT side.

An archer will be flinging arrows at you across the river, so run in 
zigzag patterns until you reach him. Eliminate him with some style!


--CRYSTAL SKULL #3
After eliminating the archer, jump back down to the water. Swim around 
the area until you see a white glowing Crystal Skull under the water. 
Dive down deep and grab the skull!


++AREA: HEADMASTER'S HOUSE

Continue uphill to encounter another duo of pooches. Eliminate them and 
then approach the dead body to find the COUNTER ATTACK TECHNIQUE Scroll. 
Now use the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE FALCON TALONS

Go up the house patio and you'll encounter some ninjas and some annoying 
archers. Ignore the ninjas by dashing carefully towards the archers and 
then eliminate them one-by-one.


++AREA: CASTLE GATE ENTRANCE

When the patio is clear, make a right turn and enter the house. Grab the 
Falcon Talons at the other side of the room and some more ninjas will 
pop out of nowhere! Be prepared for this lengthy battle because the room 
is super small and maneuvering around it will be difficult. 

Remember to use lots of UT's to kill them all. Once the room is finally 
cleared, you'll see some goodies in the corner. 


--OBJECTIVE: LEARN THE IZUNA DROP

Exit the house and approach the giant doorway to encounter a large 
gaggle of ninjas and Warlocks. Slice and dice every single ninja and 
Warlock to open the large doorway.

Approach the newly opened doorway and grab the IZUNA DROP Scroll. If you 
need to SAVE your game, do it at the Save Statue in front of the house. 
When you're ready, go up the Castle Gate stairway.


++AREA: CASTLE GATE STAIRWAY

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE CASTLE

The next section involves Ryu climbing up a hill filled with lots of 
ninjas and archers. Simply fight your way to the top by eliminating the 
archers perched on the watchtowers (use the Bird Flip to reach them) and 
then using the Essence for UT's on the ninjas on the ground.

Make it all the way to the top of the hill and eliminate whoever is left 
standing. Use the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


There is a Muramasa Statue above the small stairs, so stock up on stuff 
if you need to and continue the mission. Next to the Save Statue is an 
underground cavern walkway. Enter inside and traverse the cavern all the 
way to the end. Use the Bird Flip to exit the cavern and to a new area.


++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE WALKWAY

Head up the walkway and start killing some ninjas with some awesome 
techniques. Head up the walkway towards the next level and some more 
ninjas will jump down. Kick some ass and then continue up the stairs to 
the Castle Gates.

Keep working your way to the top level and you will reach what looks 
like a dead end. See those wooden planks? Run up the planks to jump onto 
the Castle roof.


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - LOWER LEVEL

A gang of Warlocks and ninjas will show up to play. Eliminate the gang 
and then jump down the destroyed roof crevice to enter the Castle.


++AREA: CASTLE INTERIOR

When you land inside, some more ninjas and archers will ambush you. Take 
out the archers first and then crap out those ninjas to clear the area 
and activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


At the end of the hall near the stairs is a new weapon to use: the 
FIEND'S BANE BOW. Snatch the bow to open the gate and reveal some new 
stairs. Make your way up the stairs and drop down to the bottom.


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               +++   BOSS BATTLE: RASETSU - PART TWO   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


For this battle, Ryu will need to put his archery skills to the test. A 
bunch of archers will appear on top of the room, so start flinging 
arrows at them until all of them are gone.

Don't worry about arrows because Ryu has an INFINITE amount, so just 
fling fling fling! After the ninjas are gone, Rasetsu joins in!


Just like the battle from Chapter 1, eliminate him the same exact way as 
before. Either use up-close combos or the Ultimate Technique tactic. 
Whatever you use, USE IT! Defeat Rasetsu to continue the objective.


Copy and paste this URL to view an HD video of how to defeat Chapter 2 
Rasetsu using the techniques I described from Chapter 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfUBOSBOujk


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++AREA: GOLDEN DRAGON ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE GOLDEN DRAGON'S MOUTH

Kick down the door to the next area. Make a right turn and go to the end 
for a chest with goodies. Now go the other way to find some stairs and 
some ninja baddies.

Finish them off and then ascend the stairway. Cut open the paper walls 
to find some more ninjas. Eliminate them with Obliterations to clear the 
area and to activate the nearby Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Now go up the stairs and approach the dead body to find the TECHNIQUE OF 
UNRIVALED SOARING Scroll. Cut open the paper walls to a large balcony.


--OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE ULTRAMARINE & VERMILION JEWELS

Here's what to do: Use a Wall Run to the left of the balcony and land on 
the adjacent balcony. A shmgeggy of ninjas will jump in to ambush you, 
so start the Obliteration party! Remember to stay defensive! Once the 
balcony is cleared, the ULTRAMARINE JEWEL will light up.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #4
Enter the adjacent hall to find a Crystal Skull sitting in a little 
supply room shelf. Grab it and then enter the next room to encounter 
some more ninja flunkies.


Eliminate the ninjas with hard combos to clear the room and to activate 
the VERMILION JEWEL. With both jewels activated, you can now solve the 
Golden Dragon Puzzle! Use the Wall Run from the adjacent balcony or 
simply jump back down to the ground and climb up using the stairway back 
to the balcony.

Approach the lowered stage and the Golden Dragon's mouth will 
automatically open a new path. Make your way up the secret path to find 
a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP - UPPER

As soon as you jump out of the open gap, a gang of Warlocks will ambush 
you. These guys should so easy to kill by now, so DO IT. Clear them all 
and then ascend the rooftop to the upper roofs to find another open gap. 


++AREA: CASTLE PENTHOUSE

Archers and ninjas will appear so get to it! Kill them off with some 
mixed combos and clear the area!


--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS
--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Open the lone chest to find a Lives OTTG! Go up the stairs and approach 
the dead body to find a Life OTG. DO NOT enter the doorway just yet!

Go back downstairs and drop down the mini-trapdoor near the chest to 
find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


When you're ready, climb up the stairs for a tough boss battle. 


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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN   +++  
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

FLYING SWALLOW
RUSH TACKLE
AERIAL SPIN
To evade these attacks, ALWAYS have one finger on the Block Button and 
EVADE! Stay evasive from Genshin to avoid these painful attacks!

ARCHFIEND COMBO
When Genshin attempts this combo, use Reverse Winds AWAY from him until 
he finishes the combo.

PIERCING VOID NINPO
This one takes a bit of timing to evade. When he fires up his black ball 
of energy, use a well-timed Reverse Wind just before he flings the Ninpo 
at you to evade it. If you get hit, the attack shaves off a large amount 
of health, so GET IT RIGHT!!!


--BOSS TACTICS:

The only way to damage Genshin is to wait for him to finish his attacks. 
In between his attacks, there is a short fraction of a second to 
counter. When he attempts his combo, evade until he finishes the last 
hit and then quickly attack him with a hard combo and then EVADE!

If Genshin evades your combos, he'll go around you and strike you. 
Again, block his counter and then counter back at him! Avoid staying too 
far from him and let him attack YOU! 


+++ADVANCED STRATEGY:
Ryu can use the Izuna Drop move on Genshin! Pulling off the Izuna on 
Genshin is a difficult task but is absolutely possible. Use lots of 
evasion and block his attacks and then immediately use the Izuna combo. 
A successful attack can shave off almost 15% of his health, which is a 
lot! If he blocks the second hit, PULL BACK! Genshin can tell most of 
the time if you are attempting the Izuna and will block, but keep trying 
and he'll eventually get suckered. Please note that this tactic is ONLY 
for advanced players!


Copy and paste this URL to view an HD video of how to defeat Genshin 
using the Izuna Drop tactic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xVWOLLKJR8


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: TIMES SQUARE SOUTH

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE VIGOORIAN FLAILS

After the cutscene, be prepared because a pack of pooches will appear! 
Bust out the Falcon Talons (or don't) and slice all the pooches down to 
clear the area of threats.

From there, approach the Muramasa Statue to stock up on items and then 
continue the mission. Make your way to the northeastern alleyway to find 
a chest that contains the VIGOORIAN FLAILS! Take the item to open up the 
nearby metal gate to the next area.


++AREA: MAINTENANCE HALLWAY

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE ROOF

A couple of Archers and ninjas will show up to ambush you, so try out 
the Flails if you want. Eliminate the pack and approach the stairway 
going up to encounter some more baddies.

There will be another gang of archers to distract you in the upper 
level, so eliminate them! When the upper walkway is cleared, there's a 
secret item you might want to check out...


--CRYSTAL SKULL #5
Go back to the stairway and take it to the top to find a Crystal Skull 
sitting behind an enclosed gate. Grab it and then continue back down to 
the area where you encountered the ninjas. 


As you approach the Save Statue over yonder, another gang of Ninjas and 
Warlocks will pop up. Slice and dice them with some hot Flail combos to 
clear them out. Approach the Save Statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Now use a Bird Flip at the nearby shaft to emerge on the rooftop where 
you'll encounter some more Warlocks and some mini-dragons. Eliminate the 
Warlocks and then bust out the Bow when the mini-dragons appear!

--NEW ENEMY: MINI-DRAGONS
These enemies are pretty weak but annoying because they lob fireballs at 
you from a high distance. Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot them 
twice to kill them.


++AREA: ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: ELIMINATE THE STREETS OF THREATS

There is a Zipline that leads to the other building, do you see it? DO 
NOT USE IT YET! Instead, jump DOWN the building to the street level to 
encounter some archers and Ninjas. Slice them up to clear the streets.

From there, use the nearby ladder and go back to the roof and use the 
zipline to the other side. Jump down and more ninjas will pop up. Again, 
DEFENSE! Kick them off the roof to clear the area and to activate the 
Save Statue nearby.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: GO TO TIMES SQUARE NORTH
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE FLAME PHOENIX SCROLL
--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBTERRANEAN SEWERS

Jump down the building to Times Square North and some more pooches will 
appear. Eliminate them all with some hard combos to clear the entire 
area of threats.

Continue up the street to a dead end. Approach the lone chest near the 
taxi cab and open it up to find the ART OF THE FLAME PHOENIX scroll. 
Equip it if you want and then get ready for a new enemy!


--NEW ENEMY: VAN GELF
These freakazoids are super-aggressive and have a lot of annoying 
combos. They like to pounce on you UFC-style followed by punches to the 
face and they have fireballs, too. The main way to damage them is with a 
large weapon. 


If you have a level 2 Lunar on hand, equip it and use aerial combos on 
the Van Gelfs. Believe it or not, a level 2 Lunar is much more effective 
than the Dragon Sword against these oversized baddies.

Use a lot of aerial Lunar combos and it should decapitate or slice off 
some limbs for Obliteration! Clear the area of the threat and then jump 
down to the stinky New York sewers below to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: SEWERS

As you traverse the sewers, some more Van Gelfs and pooches will pop up 
for an ambush. Again, stick with counter combos and use the Ninpo IF you 
are getting too overwhelmed. Once the area is clear, it's time to 
explore the dank sewers.


--ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL

Make a right turn at the sewer intersection and approach the dead body 
near the ladder to obtain your first JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. This item 
allows Ryu to upgrade one of the Ninpo scrolls.

Climb the ladder to the top and then use a Wall Run on the nearby metal 
gate to the other ledge. From there, follow the walls and turn left to 
find an open metal gate. Enter the gate and take the ladder down.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 1

Ninjas will pop out of the tunnel to ambush you, so bust out your fancy 
moves and eliminate the lot of them. From there, jump and swing to the 
next tunnel while killing some more Van Gelfs.


***NOTE: If you happen to fall to the bottom while running, simply run 
towards the stairway and then run and jump back to the top.


When you reach the end of the path, jump down to the circular area and 
then CAREFULLY enter the next area.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 2

As you enter this area, one of the Van Gelfs will jump out to pounce on 
you, so be cautious and eliminate the rest of the bunch that appear with 
some hot killer attacks.

Eliminate the remaining archers with some of your own archery moves and 
then run and swing to the other side of the area.

As you approach the next area, some more Ninjas will pop up. Eliminate 
them with some hot moves to clear the area. From there, use a Wall Run 
to reach the higher ledge with the Blue Muramasa Statue. Stock up on 
items and upgrade the next weapon in your arsenal. Once you're done, 
enter the nearby door to a new area.


++AREA: LOWER SEWERS 3

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE VENTILATION SYSTEM

As you enter this area, you will see two large ventilation fans with a 
glowing blue energy source in the center. Fling arrows at the blue 
energy source to destroy both of the fans.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #6:
Behind the first ventilation fan is a skull sitting in the corner. With 
the fan destroyed, use a Wall Run to reach that skull!


From there, make your way down the sewer and look for another 
ventilation fan. Destroy the blue energy source and then jump and swing 
to the next area filled with a drowned subway car. Simply dive into the 
water and look for the tunnel and swim to the other side.


++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE SUBWAY TRACKS

Emerge from the water and approach the statue to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Use a Bird Flip on the vertical subway car to the top. From there, use a 
Wall Run to reach the opposite ledge, open the chest for goodies, and 
then use another Wall Run to the next cavern. 

In the next area, jump down and kill some more Ninjas and pooches. When 
that's fine and dandy, continue up the path and up the rocky steps. Use 
a double Wall Run to get near Muramasa's Statue and start killing some 
ninjas! Clear out the archers and ninjas to activate Muramasa's Statue.

Stock up at Muramasa's Statue and then approach the Save Statue at the 
other side and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


When you're ready, jump down to the lower subway!


++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY NORTH

Snuff out all the ninjas near the subway car to clear them out. From 
there, use a Wall Run on the subway car to enter inside one of the cars. 
Emerge on the other side and some Van Gelfs will pop out for an ambush.

Activate some Ninpo and Obliterate all the baddies. Use the leftover 
Essence for some UT's. Clear the area to trigger a boss battle.


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               +++   BOSS BATTLE: DR. STEEL-HAMMER   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

MINI-FISH
POWER BALLS
If the boss starts flinging these thingies at you, use Reverse Wind 
evasion to stay safe. You can avoid damage altogether if evaded 
correctly.

ELECTRIC SHOCK
BOSS FACE
MOUTH GRAB
All of these attacks occur only if Ryu is too close to the boss. Simply 
keep your distance from this bunghole of a boss and you won't have to 
worry about getting damaged.


--BOSS TACTICS:

This giant floaty-fish boss can only be damaged by arrows. While the 
boss floats and wiggles around the room, aim the target reticle at him 
and start flinging arrows. You don't need to target any part of its 
body, so just aim and fire. Be sure to use the AIM button or else Ryu 
will just be flinging arrows at nothing!

Keep flinging until he gets close or until he begins throwing attacks at 
you. If he gets too close, RUN AWAY! Stay as far away from the boss as 
possible! Stay evasive from his attacks and just fling fling fling all 
those arrows until his health reaches 25%.


From there, the boss will stop and play dead, so approach him and 
Obliterate him to end this Chapter!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: LOWER SUBWAY WEST

--OBJECTIVE: FIGHT YOUR WAY OUT OF THE SUBWAY
--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ART OF THE WIND BLADES SCROLL

Before you do anything, bust out the Fiend's Bane Bow! Above the train 
tracks are a bunch of Mutant Bats, so aim and fling arrows at all of 
them to kill them off. Once that's done, approach the Muramasa Statue 
and stock up.

Now traverse the subway tracks to encounter some Ninjas. Eliminate the 
bunch and then jump down to the lower tracks at the end. 

Fight off some archers and then continue down the train tracks. But 
before you exit the area, there is a lone chest near one of the subway 
cars that contains the ART OF THE WIND BLADES Scroll. 

Equip the scroll if you want and continue towards the station terminal 
to encounter some Van Gelfs. Eliminate those floozies with some sexy 
Enma Fang combos to clear the area.


++AREA: STATION TERMINAL

Take the stairs to the top of the subway terminal to find the Save 
Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


As you reach the terminal, ninjas and Warlocks will appear for a party. 
Eliminate them all with some hard combos to clear the area and open all 
the gates. There are a couple of chests behind the metal fences, so grab 
all that stuff and enter the terminal office for some more goodies.

Exit the terminal and fling some arrows at the explosive barrels above 
the stairs to open up the path. Once that's done, some ninjas will come 
running down after you, so flatten their faces with a combo to the 
cranium and then exit out of the subway to street level.


++AREA: LOWER HUDSON RIVER

Some pooches will come running out as soon as you emerge onto the 
street, so be ready with the Wind Blades and unleash it in their faces. 
When that's done, go around the corner to encounter a gang of Warlocks. 
Take them out with your skills to clear this part of the area.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #7
There is a well-hidden Crystal Skull in this area. Just near where you 
encountered the Warlocks is an alleyway behind the nearby building. As 
you make your way there, a gang of ninjas show up. Eliminate them all to 
clear the area and then look above the alley to see a Crystal Skull 
perched atop a metal ledge. To reach it, use a Wall Run on the nearby 
wall of the left side and then jump towards the ledge. Grab that Skull!


After all that, go to the Save Statue and SAVE your game!


SAVE GAME


Notice that there is a Muramasa Statue across the Save Statue behind a 
metal fence. You cannot reach it, so climb the ladder to the top to 
reach a new area.


++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE EXIT RAMP

--ITEM: JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL

Climb the ladder to the top and cross the road to find a dead body with 
a JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL. Grab the item and use it on one of the Ninpo 
Scrolls. As you continue up the road, you will encounter some mini-
dragons and Van Gelfs.

Slice up the Van Gelfs with some Lunar combos and then fling arrows at 
the mini-dragons to clear the bridge area. From there, make your way 
further up the bridge. There is a chest at the end, so open that up.


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #8
Next to the bridge, you will see a Crystal Skull sitting on a ledge next 
to a ladder. Jump over to it and grab it!


From here, you can either continue up the ladder or climb the ladder to 
the bottom. If you take the ladder DOWN to the street level, you can 
finally access Muramasa's Statue to stock up. But be aware that AFTER 
you access the statue, a gang of Van Gelfs will pop out for an ambush 
near the ladder, so be ready!

If you decide to NOT go to the street level, take the ladder going up to 
the higher bridge level.


++AREA: BROOKLYN BRIDGE

Another gang of Van Gelf enemies will appear here for an ambush. Prepare 
the Wind Blades Ninpo and then unleash it in their faces. From there, 
Obliterate the lot of them and use UT's from the leftover Essence.

Once the area is clear, approach the other side and then climb the 
ladder to the top to find the SAVE STATUE. I suggest NOT saving just yet 
because a couple of mini-dragons will appear in this area, so bust out 
the Bow and shoot them all down. SAVE your game AFTER the area is 
finally cleared.


SAVE GAME


Approach the other end of the walkway to encounter a new boss.

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                +++   BOSS BATTLE: MR. JIFFY STRAW   +++
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

GROUND POUND
GROUND SWEEP
These attacks are a bit tricky to maneuver around since the Ogre is 
constantly pounding on the ground or trying to slap you away. Use as 
much evasion to avoid damage.

BAD OGRE BREATH
OGRE SLAM
If Ryu is within mid-distance, the Ogre will attempt these attacks. My 
advice is to stay close so that he doesn't do these attacks.

TAXICAB RAGE
If Ryu is too far away, the Ogre picks up a Taxicab and tosses it at him 
like a baseball. For this, I suggest NOT staying so far away.


--BOSS TACTICS:

Since this boss is quite the tall fella, your best bet at damaging him 
is to use lots of hard combos on his feet. Stay close to him as much as 
possible (but stay evasive from the ground pounds) and slice and dice 
away at his giant legs. Getting close won't be easy, though, because 
this giant baby is always pounding on the ground, but you'll just have 
to put up with his constant whining and get near him!

That's pretty much the whole strategy right there. Slice up the Ogre's 
legs and stay evasive until he loses about 75% of his health, in which 
Ryu can then Obliterate the mofo.


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++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - BASE

After the cutscene, some more Van Gelf baddies and mini-dragons will 
come after you, so bust out some hot Lunar moves to kill them off. Clear 
the base of Ellis Island and then enter the doorway under the statue.


++AREA: ELLIS ISLAND - MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ENMA FANG

The Museum is enemy-free, so access the nearby Save Statue (break open 
the glass) and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


At the other side of the Museum is a giant sword sheathed in stone. Grab 
that giant thing to obtain a powerful weapon, the Enma Fang! This will 
open the doors to the next area, so exit out.


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - TORCH OF LIBERTY ROOM

Want some more ninjas in your face? Well, they're gonna get in it, so 
start slashing them all with some sexy Enma Fang combos. Aside from the 
Ninjas, a couple of archers will be in the upper floors, so run up to 
them and shove an Enma Fang combo in their faces.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ROUTE

The doorway in this room is shut, so climb the stairs and use Wall Runs 
to reach the window on the other side. There is a dead body with a 
goodie here, so grab that before approaching the window.

As soon as you reach the window, a Van Gelf jumps in, so start some sick 
combos to kill it and then jump outside and take the stairs going up.


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - BASE STAIRWAY

Fight your way up two flights of stairs and balconies filled with Van 
Gelfs and those goddamned mini-dragons. Inflict lots of sexy combos on 
the baddies with the Enma Fang and fling arrows on the mini-dragons.

When you reach the main base of the statue, a last set of mini-dragons 
will show up, so eliminate them all to clear the area. There's nothing 
else outside, so enter the doorway to the next area.


++AREA: STATUE OF LIBERTY - INNER STAIRWAY & ELEVATOR

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TOP OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Some archers and ninjas are waiting in here, so start shoving combos and 
Obliterations in their stupid faces to clear the bottom area. Go up the 
stairway to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


--CRYSTAL SKULL #9
Across from the Save Statue is a trio of large metal beams in the middle 
of the room, do you see it? There is a Crystal Skull sitting on the 
farthest beam, so use a Wall Run near the bottom of the stairs to land 
on one of the beams. Jump to the skull and GRAB IT!


To get to the next floor, enter the elevator shaft in the middle of the 
room and use a Bird Flip to the top. Some more ninjas will be waiting, 
so clear them out with your skills and then go up the stairs.


--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

There is an open balcony that leads to a chest with a Life OTG. Mini-
dragons will spawn in this area, so quickly grab the item and then go 
back inside to avoid getting hit by their fireballs.


Continue going up the stairs to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on 
stuff and then stake the spiral stairs up to a dead end. UH-OH! YOU ARE 
STUCK!!! WHAAAA---!!!


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE TO THE TOP

Okay, you're not really stuck, it just happens to be a well-hidden path. 
As you reach the dead end, you'll notice an open gap and a spackle of 
blood on the wall. Jump down that gap to the bottom. From there use a 
Bird Flip to reach the top of the spiral stairs. HAH! 


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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: ALEXEI   +++ 
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
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--BOSS ATTACKS:

WHIRLWIND
FACE GRAB
If you are too far from Alexei, he will quickly zoom up to you with one 
of these moves. The Face Grab attack is unavoidable if he grabs you, so 
I suggest staying mobile and evasive! Never stay at one place for too 
long or he fly in and grab you. When he attempts the Whirlwind, use 
Reverse Winds (DON'T JUMP AWAY) as he spins so that Ryu doesn't get hit!

ELECTRIC FIREBALLS
LIGHTNING STRIKE
When you are within mid-distance, Alexei will fire off some Electric 
presents for you. Stay evasive with lots of Reverse Winds and get up 
close to him as much as you can!


--BOSS TACTICS:

Alexei likes to zoom from one area to the other and you'll be catching 
up to him. The tactic is to get within close range in order to smack the 
combos on him.

Evade his attacks, move in close, and then SMACK him with a hard combo. 
After you get in a combo, he will attack back with his own combo or toss 
fireballs and lightning, so just evade until he stops and then repeat 
the process.

As long as you can keep close to Alexei, he won't zoom around the place 
(which makes the battle longer than it has to be). Keep smacking those 
sexy combos in his face and he should fall. LITERALLY.


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BUT WAIT! The battle is not done yet! 


              +++   BOSS BATTLE: STATUE OF LIBERTY   +++ 
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          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

ELECTRIC GROUND POUND
HAND SLAP
Stay to the left or right side of the boss's arms to avoid getting 
whacked like a mole. Unlike Buddha, Liberty's ground pounds have an 
electric shock that will hit Ryu if he doesn't jump away, so be aware!

FREEDOM STRIKE
After she loses a lot of health, Liberty will start pounding the ground 
and then unleashing electric fireballs at the same time. Use LOTS of 
Reverse Winds to stay safe from this annoying attack.


--BOSS TACTICS:

This is a two-part battle, so be ready! Again, just like the Buddha 
battle, you have to damage her arms. Use the same strategy from the 
Buddha battle and attack one arm (watch out for the electric shock) 
until it gets damaged completely. From there, damage the other arm until 
that one is damaged, as well.

When she loses about 50% of her health, Liberty's arms CANNOT be damaged 
any more. Why? That's because her energy source is what Ryu needs to 
damage. The only way to damage her energy source is to target the large 
chain on her neck and fling aimed arrows at it.

Evade her fireballs and ground pound attacks and then aim and fling 
arrows at her neck. Each successful shot should reduce her health 
quickly, so keep flinging until she passes out. Remember to use the AIM 
button! From there, OBLITERATE!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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For this chapter, you'll be playing as Momiji. While she isn't as strong 
as Ryu, she does have some fast combos in her arsenal, so abuse her hard 
combos on all enemies!

++AREA: OUTER GUEST HOUSE

--OBJECTIVE: RESCUE SANJI

Make your way towards the bridge to encounter a gang of Ninjas. Test out 
Momiji's weapon with some mixed combos to get a feel of how it works. 
Eliminate the next batch that appear and then work your way up the 
stairway.

Once that's done, enter the opened doorway to the rooftop balcony.


++AREA: ROOFTOP BALCONY

--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT THE TENGU TO OPEN THE DOORWAY

This battle will be quite lengthy, so be prepared to use a LOT of UT's. 
Slice down the first batch of Ninjas and use the Essence for UT's. When 
the area is cleared, another batch of Ninjas and Warlocks will pop up 
for another party, so get to it!

Once the giant shmgeggy of Ninjas and Warlocks are kaput, a quick boss 
battle will occur with the Tengu. 

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This battle will take you by surprise and if you let your guard down, 
it's GAME OVER for you! The Tengu boss is very aggressive in his combo 
attacks and defeating him requires some tricky evasion.

Evade his combo attacks and then rush in with a hard combo. Keep evasive 
from his combos and pounces and continue to rush in with a hard combo. 
After the boss loses about 50% of his health, he flies off and the 
doorway to exit this area opens up.

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Exit out of the balcony and then enter the next open doorway.


++AREA: INNER SEWER MAINTANCE ROOM

When you enter the large maintenance room, a gang of Van Gelfs will jump 
out for a party. Use aerial combos against them for faster results. 
Momiji's aerial combos can usually slice off some limbs for 
Obliterations, so get to it!

When the area is cleared, exit the room using the sewer pipe to the 
waterfall on the other side.


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM GARDEN

More Ninjas will jump out for some fun, so get to it and snuff them all 
out with your hot skills! Once that's done, make your way to the Cherry 
Blossom Garden to fight more baddies. Clear out the area to open the 
doorway to the next area.


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM GROVE

As you traverse this long walkway, more Ninjas will jump out for more 
fun and games. Continue to use lots of UT's on everyone until the area 
is cleared near the large building. When the grove is clear, the Save 
Statue will activate.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CHERRY BLOSSOM COURTYARD

From here, enter the large courtyard to encounter TWO waves of enemies. 
Be prepared because there is no turning back once you enter the 
courtyard! Eliminate the Ninjas and archers with some style and abuse 
the UT as much as possible.

The second wave of baddies will be Ninjas and Warlocks. Try to approach 
the Warlocks first and slice them down and then use the Essence for more 
UT's to the face.

When all the enemies are done with, TWO Tengu bosses will jump in for 
some fun and games.

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             +++   BOSS BATTLE: RED AND BLUE TENGU   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

INCENDIARY SHURIKENS
WHIRLWIND
TENGU POUNCE
To evade these attacks, you'll need to evade AWAY from them. The Pounce 
attack is also annoying because you need to evade twice to avoid the 
splash damage.

TENGU COMBO
TENGU GRAB
These attacks are quite fast and evading them requires a lot of quick 
timing. When the start their combo, keep evading until they stop. As for 
the grab attack, avoid standing in front of them.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The Tengus are quite strong in their attacks. The combos they use with 
the large mace can shave away a lot of health if you aren't evasive 
enough. But, even with that said, the bosses are pretty weak in terms of 
endurance because a hard combo can shave off a lot of health!

Even though there are two bosses, simply focus on damaging one of them 
for the battle. Get in close to one of them and make them attack you 
with their combo. Evade like crazy and then rush in with a hard combo.

Run away from their other attacks and only rush in to make them attempt 
their combo. Do not stay too close to them for too long or they will 
grab you! Again, evade the combos and then smack them with a combo of 
your own. It isn't as easy as it sounds but you need to be as aggressive 
as the Tengus in order to defeat them. Defeat both of them to complete 
the mission.


MISSION COMPLETE!

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++AREA: WATER CANAL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DRAGON CLAW AND TIGER FANG 

When the mission begins, a brand new enemy will appear: the Werewolf.

--NEW ENEMY: LYCANTHROPE WEREWOLF
These canine pests have a similar fighting style to the Van Gelfs. They 
like to use pouncing attacks and like to grab and punch you like a 
sandbag. Also, when you leave dead bodies behind, they like to pick them 
up and toss them at you. 


Use the Enma Fang to clear out those big bad wolves and shove some 
Obliterations and UT's in their faces. Further down the canal is a Blue 
Muramasa Statue sitting in the corner, so UPGRADE another weapon and 
stock up if you need to and continue up the bridge.

As you go up the stairs, make a left turn to a stairway going down to 
the other side of the canal. Make your way to the water to see lots of 
gondolas. One of the gondolas on the water contains a special item!


--CRYSTAL SKULL #10
The Crystal Skull is on the gondola all the way on the other side of the 
canal. Use the Water Run to approach that boat and then grab that skull!


Once that's done, take the route back to the small bridge to encounter 
some more Werewolves and some green-skinned Van Gelfs. Use hard combos 
on the Werewolves to kill some of them and then use as much UT's to 
their faces to kill them all off.


++AREA: MARKETPLACE

As you work your way past the marketplace, some more wolves show up. 
Clear them out with some Wind Blades Ninpo and Obliterations. From 
there, approach the Save Statue at the end of the alley.

Near the Save Statue is a dead body with two swords sticking out of it. 
Grab those swords to obtain the DRAGON CLAW & TIGER FANG Dual Katanas!


SAVE GAME


++AREA: OUTDOOR RESTAURANT


--CRYSTAL SKULL #11
As you enter the outdoor restaurant, some werewolves will be waiting for 
you, so bust out the hard combos and use UT's on them to open the way 
for Obliteration. When the restaurant is cleared, the Crystal Skull is 
located on a table next to the door. GRAB IT!


++AREA: OUTER ALLEYWAY

As you leave the restaurant, some more wolves will jump out of the blue. 
Eliminate them with your sexy-hot Enma Fang skills to clear them out. 
Take the alleyway to the right and go around the corner to find a chest 
with a goodie inside. Now exit the area and continue down the main path.


++AREA: PANTHEON PATH

A gang of green Van Gelfs will emerge from the opposite bridge. Bring 
the pain with the Enma Fang and Obliterate their asses to clear this 
area of their dank stink. 


--ITEM: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS

Take the small bridge from where the wolves emerged from to find a dead 
body with a special item: SPIRIT OF THE DEVILS. Equip it now for more 
Ninpo attacks!


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE ALTERNATE ROUTE

When that's done, continue up the path towards the giant water fountain 
to encounter a new enemy: the Gaja!

--NEW ENEMY: SILVER GAJA
These gorgon-type snakes are quite dangerous and have some mean slicing 
attacks. But they are victim to one particular attack: the Izuna Drop.


Simply use Izuna Drops on them to clear them out and to drain the 
fountain. Jump into the fountain and then take the pipe to the other 
side of the canal.


++AREA: WATER CANAL 2

There are ZERO enemies in this area, so feel free to explore the area 
for a special little item!


--CRYSTAL SKULL #12
Near the gondola is a water alley. Swim or run into the alley and you 
will find a Crystal Skull hiding in the water under the bridge.


There are no more enemies in this area, so just swim and run around the 
canal to the other side of Pantheon Path (dive under the metal bars to 
find the open gaps). The Save Statue is inside a building with an open 
window, so jump in and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: THE BRIDGE GATE

--OBJECTIVE: UNLOCK THE BRIDGE GATE

Go up the stairs and kick the door open to find some green Van Gelfs 
waiting for you. Eliminate them with some Obliterations to clear them 
out. Finish them off to open the Bridge Gate.

Approach Muramasa's Statue on the other side if you need to and stock up 
on stuff. Now approach the Bridge Gate and some wolves and mini-dragons 
will come running out of the castle.

Shove a Wind Blades Ninpo in their face and then Obliterate them all. 
Enter the arena and work your way down the path to encounter more 
wolves. Eliminate them all to clear this entire area of enemies. Go to 
the end to find a chest and then exit outside to a dead end.


--OBJECTIVE: OPEN THE DRAWBRIDGE
--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Equip the Fiend's Bane Bow and shoot the two glowing spheres under the 
bridge across from you. This opens the drawbridge and reveals a zipline. 
Take the zipline to the left and cross it to the other side and jump 
down. Open the chest to find a Life OTG.


--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE GARDENS

There's nothing else to do, so jump down to the water and run towards 
the other side with the large water wheels. There is a wooden platform 
next to the water wheels, so make your way towards that platform.

There are metal bars on the large water wheel that you can jump and 
swing on. Jump towards the metal bar and then start swinging. Swing and 
jump off the bar when the wheel reaches the upper platform. From there, 
jump on top of the other water wheel to emerge in a new area.


++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS

--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

You will see a large rotating wheel above that has metal bars. Jump 
towards the metal bars and let it rotate to the other side. Jump down to 
the platform to find a chest with a Lives OTTG! 


++AREA: WATERFALL GARDEN

Approach the stairway and a gang of wolves will emerge from the garden. 
Use lots of hard combos and lots of Obliterations in their faces to kill 
them off. When that's done, approach the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: TURN OFF THE WATERFALL

As you enter the garden, Gaja enemies will appear. This should be so 
easy for you by now! Remember, use lots of Izuna Drops to kill a bunch 
of them and then use UT's and shove it in their faces to kill them all. 
EASY! After the battle, the waterfall turns off and reveals a new path.


++AREA: WINE CELLAR

As you enter the Wine Cellar, a gang of Van Gelfs will pop out. Stick a 
Wind Blades Ninpo in their face to kill them off and open them for 
Obliterations. When the first area is cleared, you will find a room with 
a Muramasa Statue to the left and a room with a chest on the right.

Continue down the hall to encounter some more Van Gelfs. Eliminate them 
and keep going down the hall for MORE of these guys.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE HOWLING CANNON 

On the right side the hallway is an open gate with a dead body. Approach 
the dead body to find the Howling Cannon. When Ryu uses this gun, he 
fires of a large cannonball that can kill an enemy almost instantly. But 
it does take a second for Ryu to reload, so use the Cannon sparingly!


--OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE THE WINE CELLAR

Go back to the previous hall and turn right to encounter some more Gaja 
and Van Gelf enemies. Kill them all with hard combos to completely clear 
the area of enemies. Continue up the stairs to a dead end cellar.

There is a large well covered by a wooden platform in the room. Open the 
nearby chest and then use a downward strike on top of the wooden circle 
to break it open.


++AREA: CASTLE SEWERS

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE UNDERWATER CAVERN

When you land in the sewers, you'll encounter a new enemy: GHOST FISH!

--NEW ENEMY: GHOST FISH
AAAAHHHH!!!! These ghostly sonofabitches are one of THE most annoying 
enemies in Ninja Gaiden. They attack in groups like piranhas and bite 
the hell out of you! It only takes one hit to kill all of them but 
sometimes, it's not so easy when you have ten of these goddamned fish 
biting at the same time! AAAHHH!!!


Slice the Ghost Fish with the Flails. When the area is cleared, use the 
Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Now go to the other side of the sewers to a dead end. Dive into the 
water and you will see a large cavern to swim through. Swim all the way 
to the other side to emerge in a new area.


++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN

--OBJECTIVE: KILL ALL THE GHOST FISH

As you emerge from the water, you will notice one big thing: the cavern 
is infested with GHOST FISH! AAHHH!!!! 

DO NOT fight of these fish on the water! Seek out dry land by running 
towards the stairs at the other side of the cavern. Once you are on dry 
land, let the fish approach you and then just wail away with the Flails.

Keep killing all the Fish until a cutscene occurs.

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              +++   BOSS BATTLE: FIREHOSE OF VOMIT   +++
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

HORIZONTAL TIDAL WAVE
VERTICAL TIDAL WAVE
WATER SPEARS
The timing to evade the Tidal Waves is tricky. When the dragon opens its 
mouth for the Tidal Wave, it will roar into the water and then the Tidal 
Wave triggers. When the boss does this, wait for a second after it roars 
and then EVADE. For the spear attacks, use as much Reverse Winds.

MOUTH GRAB
The dragon can only grab you with its mouth IF you jump into the water. 
AVOID JUMPING INTO THE WATER!

GHOST FISH
AAAHHHH!!! The Ghost Fish are there as an annoyance and are difficult to 
avoid, so equip the Flails and destroy the batch that appear so that 
they don't distract you from the dragon.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The dragon also has Ghost Fish for lackeys, so equip the Flails and 
start swinging at them as soon as they come flying at you. Also, AVOID 
jumping into the water! Damaging the boss's body in the water won't make 
the battle any easier, so stick to dry land.

The dragon's main weak point is its mouth. Since Ryu has the Howling 
Cannon on his hands, equip that sucker and get ready for a shootout! 
Target and aim the cannon at its mouth and fire away! 

It's not as easy as it sounds, because the Ghost Fish do distract you 
from the dragon and the Cannon has a one-second delay between shots, so 
evading its attacks after firing a cannonball may be tricky.

Clear out the Ghost Fish with the Flails and then target and aim for the 
dragon's mouth with the cannon. Fire some cannonballs at its yapper and 
then move away. Evade the Tidal Waves and kill off the Ghost Fish and 
continue to fire away at its mouth to finish it off.


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: UNDERWATER CAVERN - UPPER PILLARS

--OBJECTIVE: ESCAPE FROM THE CAVERNS

Approach the nearby pillars and use a Bird Flip to the top of the cavern 
with a Blue Muramasa Statue! UPGRADE the next weapon and stock up if you 
need to.


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #13
There is a Crystal Skull across the Muramasa Statue. To retrieve, you'll 
have to go around the wreckage (from where you landed from the Bird 
Flip). GRAB IT.


From there, jump to the next pillar to encounter some more Fish. Slice 
them up and then continue jumping from pillar to pillar until you 
FINALLY reach some dry land. Kill off the Gaja that appear and continue 
jumping across the pillars to the other end. Approach the Save Statue to 
SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Work your way up the cavern to encounter lots of Gaja enemies. Remember, 
Izuna Drop to the face! Continue up the path until you reach a large 
doorway with a graveyard of bones inside.


++AREA: BONEYARD

A new enemy will emerge from the pile of bones:

--NEW ENEMY: SKULL SPIDERS
These things are easy to kill but are deadly when bunched together. Use 
hard combos with the Enma Fang and shove lots of UT's on them for large 
number of combos.


Once all the Skull Spiders are gone, the boss battle will begin.


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               +++   BOSS BATTLE: BONER RIGAMORTIS   +++               
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

BONER KICK
BONER GROUND SWEEP
BONER STOMP
These attacks are tricky to evade but are avoidable. Stay close to the 
boss and use Reverse Winds when he attempts these moves.

BONER GRAB AND SLAM
BONER RAM AND JAM
Keep close to the boss! If you stay within mid-distance, he will grab 
you and do one of two things: he'll either grab and slam you down or 
grab and put you in his mouth and then ram his head into the wall. Trust 
me, it hurts like hell!


--BOSS TACTICS:

Just like the battle with the Ogre in Chapter 4, the boss's weak point 
is its legs. Don't be fooled by the glowing orb on its chest! Flinging a 
bunch of arrows or cannonballs at it doesn't do anything, so just avoid 
the orb. Evade its ground attacks, and get in close to its legs. 

Evade its ground attacks and continue to wail away on the legs until it 
falls down. When he falls to the ground, pile on the combos until he 
gets back up and then repeat the tactic.

After the boss loses 75% of its health, it will fall to the ground and 
it won't get back up, so OBLITERATE HIM to end the battle!


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After the battle, use a Bird Flip from the newly revealed path. Work 
your way up the caverns while battling lots of Skull Spiders. Be careful 
as you jump from cavern to cavern!

When you reach the very end of the cavern, jump towards the wall and 
then use the Bird Flip to reach the top. It's a tricky maneuver and you 
might get it wrong and fall back down to the bottom! NOOOO!!! Bird Flip 
to the top to emerge out of the caverns.


++AREA: WATCHTOWER

--CRYSTAL SKULL #14
Next to the hole that you just emerged from is a guillotine. Attack the 
guillotine to reveal a hidden Crystal Skull in the area where the 
victim's head would fall. EEEWWW!!!


There is a Save Statue nearby but DO NOT use it just yet! Go up the 
stairs to the watchtower. Climb up the watchtower to find a chest with a 
goodie. Climb down and then access the Blue Muramasa Statue to UPGRADE a 
weapon and stock up on goodies. 


--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE LYCANTHROPE CASTLE

When you enter the castle, you will encounter a new but familiar enemy: 
the Shadow Fiend!

--NEW ENEMY: PINK/BLACK SHADOW FIENDS
These enemies appeared in the first Ninja Gaiden Sigma game and make a 
return to Sigma 2! They have a couple of tricky attacks (including some 
cheap moves), but all it takes is an Izuna Drop to end it all.


SAVE GAME


Work your way down the stairway while eliminating more Shadow Fiends. 
Shove hard combos in their faces and then use UT's on them to open them 
up for Obliteration. Work your way up the stairway to the castle while 
eliminating some Gajas until you reach the castle entrance. 


++AREA: CASTLE ENTRANCE

More Gaja and mini-dragons will spawn. Eliminate the Gajas with Izuna 
Drops and then fling cannonballs at those mini-dragons. Continue up the 
castle doorway to see more Gajas. Kill them off to clear the area.

The large doorway is closed! There is a chest on the left side of the 
doorway. Grab it and then go the right side of the doorway to encounter 
more wolves. Snuff them out to activate the Save Statue nearby.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: CASTLE ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: FIND AN ALTERNATE ENTRANCE

Climb up the nearby ladder and go to the top. Use a Bird Flip at the 
corner of the balcony to the top. A bunch of Shadow Fiends will pop up, 
so slice them up with some Izunas to the face.

From there, continue up the roof while snuffing out some more Shadow 
Fiends. Go all the way to the end to see a large cathedral window and 
some metal bars with flags on them. Jump onto the bars and swing towards 
the cathedral window to land inside the cathedral. 


++AREA: CATHEDRAL

A bevy of Shadow Fiends and Wolves will jump out to ambush you. Izuna 
Drop them all to hell and then UT the Wolves to clear the area. When 
that's done, exit thru the double doors outside. Exit the cathedral and 
jump down the open chimney doorway to the bottom.


++AREA: CASTLE KITCHEN

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

More wolves will appear in here, so snuff them out. Enter the next room 
to find a couple of wooden barrels and more Wolves. Destroy the barrels 
in the corner to reveal a chest with a Life OTG! Now exit the kitchen to 
emerge outside. Make a right turn from the door to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROYAL ENTRANCE ROOM

Wolves will appear here. Snuff them out to clear the area. There is a 
chest upstairs if you want to open it, otherwise, there is nothing else 
to do in this room. Enter the doorway just across from where you exited 
the kitchen to enter a new area.


++AREA: ROYAL DINING ROOM

Oh, look who showed to dinner, MORE Shadow Fiends! LOVELY! Show them how 
to stick that dinner fork up their ass by shoving some UT's in their 
faces! Exit through the other door to...


++AREA: ROYAL GUEST ROOM

Look who the guests are, SHADOW FIENDS! You know what to do here, so DO 
IT. Clear this room and enter the next one to...


++AREA: ROYAL ROOM OF KNIGHTS

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE KUSARI-GAMA WEAPON

Some more Shadow Fiends and Wolves will show up, so Izuna Drop the 
Fiends and UT the Wolves. Eliminate them all to reveal a chest with a 
new weapon: the Kusari-Gama! 

Now exit back out to the Royal Entrance Room and go upstairs. Make a 
right turn and go upstairs to find a Save Statue and SAVE your game. 


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROYAL LIBRARY


--CRYSTAL SKULL #15
As you enter the Library, a gang of Shadow Fiends and Wolves will ambush 
you, so use lots of evasion and use the Izuna Drop to get them all. When 
the room is cleared, go to the upper left side of the library and attack 
the bookshelf to reveal a Crystal Skull hiding there. GRAB IT!

To exit the Library, approach the fireplace and jump towards it and use 
a Bird Flip to the top.


++AREA: EMPTY ROOM

A bunch of Shadow Fiends will show up, so use Izuna Drops and 
Obliterations. Open the door to the next room to encounter MORE Shadow 
Fiends. Again, use lots of evasion and Izuna Drops! From there, approach 
the fireplace and use a Bird Flip to the roof.


++AREA: ROOFTOP

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE THRONE ROOM

There is a Save Statue located up here, so SAVE your game. 


SAVE GAME


There are some metal bars across the Save Statue. Jump and swing across 
it to the other side. Go around the corner and a gang of Wolves will 
jump out for some playtime. Smack them all up with the Kusari-Gama (or 
don't) to clear the entire area of threats.

Go around to the other side of the entrance to find a Muramasa Statue. 
Stock up and then enter the Throne Room to trigger a cutscene.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PATH

After the cutscene, a gaggle of wolves will swarm you. Activate some 
Wind Blade Ninpo and then Obliterate them all to open the secret path in 
the middle of the room. Jump down to the bottom.


++AREA: UNDERGROUND TOMB

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE COLOSSEUM

There is a Save Statue at the bottom. Use it to SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Work your way down the stairway to the Colosseum. Eliminate all the 
baddies and then enter the Colosseum to trigger the next boss battle.


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                     +++   BOSS BATTLE: VOLF   +++
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--BOSS ATTACKS:

WOLF RUSH
WOLF POUNCE
When you see Volf running towards you like a linebacker, jump out of the 
way as quickly as possible until he stops! When he jumps in the air, 
he'll land on top of you with a hard pounce, so time your Reverse Winds 
away from him before he lands.


WOLF DESTROYER 
WOLF GRAB
If you stay within mid-distance of him, he'll shove his Scythe in your 
ass and toss you across the arena or he'll grab and smack you. Stay 
within close range at all times so that he only initiates combos.


--BOSS TACTICS:

For this battle, you'll have to stay close to Volf in order to damage 
him. It's similar to the Alexei battle, only he isn't as fast (but quite 
strong). Evading his Scythe combos is quite tedious to do because his 
attacks break your guard and you'll have to keep evading until he stops.

Evade around Volf and then smack him with a hard combo of your choice 
(from any weapon) and then block his counters. Continue to evade his 
attacks and staying within close range.

Smack him when he stops his combos and then quickly evade! That's pretty 
much the main strategy. There is no weakness to exploit, so you'll just 
have to be as aggressive as Volf in order to defeat him.


Once the boss battle is over, a big gang of Wolves will jump out for 
some lollygagging! Test out the Scythe or use the Enma Fang to slice 
them up. Use lots of UT's on the Wolves until a cutscene occurs.


MISSION COMPLETE!

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            +++   CHAPTER 8: CITY OF THE FALLEN GODDESS   +++
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FULL WALKTHOUGH FOR THIS CHAPTER ON THE NEXT UPDATE! But read on for the 
boss strategy against Marbus.

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--BOSS ATTACKS:

FIREBALLS
SHOULDER TACKLE
When he tosses his fireballs at you, use the Reverse Wind until he 
stops. As for his Shoulder Tackle, you can block it when he zooms in but 
it does break your guard.

GROUND SLAM
If you stay underneath Marbus too long as he floats above, he will do a 
downward punch. Simply stay away from standing underneath him!

TORPEDO RUSH
When Marbus attempts this attack, he will spin in the air and then come 
crashing like a torpedo at you. The timing to evade this move is tricky 
but once you evade, he'll fall on the ground in pain for a few seconds.

FACE GRAB
If he misses the Torpedo move, Rachel can rush in for a hard combo as he 
recovers. But if you wail away on him too long, he will recover and then 
grab and slam you down, so keep your attacks to a minimum!


--BOSS TACTICS:

The main way to damage Marbus is to wait for him to do his Torpedo Rush. 
In the meantime, you'll have to fend off all those Shadow Fiends by 
using evasive combos and UT's. It's not an easy task but it is doable.

When the area is cleared of Shadow Fiends, Marbus will fight solo for a 
few minutes, so wait for him to use his Torpedo Rush. Evade the attack 
and then rush in and smack some combos before he recovers. After a few 
minutes, the Shadow Fiends respawn, so just repeat the process.

That's pretty much it. It's the same exact tactic from the first Sigma 
game and it remains unchanged for Sigma 2. Defeat Marbus to complete the 
mission!


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          +++   CHAPTER 9: THE FLYING FORTRESS DAEDALUS   +++
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++AREA: OUTER LANDING STRIP

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS TO OPEN THE DOORWAY

When the mission begins, take cover behind the metal gate and bust out 
the Cannon. Fling a bunch of cannonballs at the turrets on the left, 
right, and north of the airship. Be quick because the constant bullet 
fire of the turrets will destroy the metal gate you are standing behind. 


++AREA: ROOM D1-1

After all six of the turrets are blown up, approach the large doorway to 
trigger a cutscene. After the cutscene, the large metal doorway opens up 
and a new enemy will emerge:

--NEW ENEMY: FOUR-LEGGED MECH
These robot-spider thingies are quite tough and like to fire lots of 
bullets. Your best weapon against them is the Eclipse Scythe or the Enma 
Fang. Jump towards them and use hard combos to weaken and kill them. 


Destroy the small mechs and then enter the double doorway inside.


++AREA: ROOM D1-2

A handful of soldiers will appear here. Use lots of evasion because they 
fire their guns at you! Use mid-air combos with the Scythe or Enma Fang 
to eliminate them all. Once that's done, search the area for a couple of 
chests and then approach the Save Statue on the left side.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOM D1-4 & D1-5

Enter the nearby door to find two chests and then exit out.


++AREA: ROOM D1-7

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

More soldiers will come running in the hall. Use lots of sexy combos on 
them to clear the room. Go to the opposite side of the room to find a 
chest at the dead end. Open it up for another Life OTG!

From there, exit through the metal doorway to the next area.


++AREA: ROOM D1-8

As soon as the doors open, a foursome of small mechs will come after 
you. Simply use quick evasion and lots of sexy mid-air Scythe or Enma 
Fang combos to clear them out. Trust me, IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT! 


++AREA: ROOM D2-9

--OBJECTIVE: ENTER THE DAEDALUS COCKPIT 

When you descend to the bottom, a new enemy emerges to ambush you:

--NEW ENEMY: LARGE MECH
This half-mech, half-fiend enemies are quite agile and have lots of hard 
melee attacks. They also like to shoot lots of bullets. If they are 
decapitated, they will still function like normal until Obliterated or 
fully killed! The best weapon to use against them is the Scythe or the 
Enma Fang, so bust out the combos and smack them hard!


Clear the room of the Large Mech and then open the large doorway to...


++AREA: DAEDALUS COCKPIT 

--OBJECTIVE: ACTIVATE THE AUTO-PILOT

--CRYSTAL SKULL #16
As soon as you open the door to the cockpit, slice and dice the three 
soldiers inside to clear the room. Destroy the flight control panel to 
unveil the Crystal Skull hiding inside the panel on the left side.


Oh, and don't forget about the Save Point!


SAVE GAME


Go back to Room D2-9 to encounter two more large mechs and some 
soldiers. Again, use lots of Scythe or Enma Fang combos and stay 
evasive! Decapitate them to leave them open for Obliteration. Once 
that's done, enter the next room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-8 WARHEAD ROOM

--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

Some more soldiers will pop up for an ambush. Take care of them and 
clear this area! At the back of the room is a lone chest with a Life 
OTG. Grab it and then exit the room.


++AREA: D2-8 OUTER HALLWAY

--OBJECTIVE: DEACTIVATE THE RED SENSORS

Eliminate the gang of soldiers and then exit using the black metal doors 
to a skywalk. Kill another bunch of soldiers and then make your way to 
the other side.


++AREA: ROOM D2-12

There are some soldiers in this control room, so clear them out! Destroy 
all the control panels completely! Once that's done, go back to the 
skywalk to encounter some rocket launcher soldiers. Carefully use the 
Reverse Wind towards them and then clear them out with your Scythe 
skills. The red sensors in the hall are deactivated, so enter the next 
room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-3

The first door on the left contains a Muramasa Statue and a Save Statue 
but DO NOT access it yet! A large gang of soldiers and rocket boys will 
come running after you on both sides of this room.

Carefully approach the rocket soldiers first and take them out. From 
there, use lots of UT's on the other soldiers and the other rocket boys. 
Eliminate all the soldiers to clear the area of enemies.

NOW you can go to the room with the Save Statue. Stock up at Muramasa's 
if you need to and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: TAKE THE EMPLOYEE ELEVATOR TO THE TOP

Exit the room and go around the corner to the dead end. Enter the only 
open doorway to Room D2-7 (the barracks bedrooms). There is a dead body 
on one of the beds that has the YOGENTA'S NOTEBOOK. Grab it if you want 
and then access the elevator and take it to the top.


++AREA: MAIN CONTROL ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE MAIN CONTROL PANELS

When the elevator stops, exit and eliminate the soldiers in the control 
room. From there, destroy all the control panels in the room. When the 
panels are fizzled, take the nearby ladder to the top.


++AREA: SATELITTE GPS ROOM

--ITEM: LIVES OF THE THOUSAND GODS

There are no enemies up here and two chests. One has a goodie and the 
other has a Lives OTTG! AWESOME! Enter the next room for a surprise...


++AREA: OUTER CONTROL PANEL ROOM

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET EXIT

There's a small gang of rocket boys and soldiers here. Approach the 
rocket soldiers with caution and take them out. Use the leftover Essence 
for UT's on the other soldiers to clear them out. 

There's a Save Statue and two chambers in this room. Access the Save 
Statue and SAVE your game!


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOM D1-3

--OBJECTIVE: EXIT TO ROOM D1-1

Go down the secret exit to the room below to find a chest with some 
goodies. Take the stuff and exit outside.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #17
Exit the room to Room D1-2 (where you started the game). Search the 
wreckage near Room D1-3 to find a Crystal Skull. GRAB IT!


Exit back outside to where you began the mission to encounter a duo of 
large mechs. Take them down with your hot skills to clear the area. 


++AREA: ROOM D2-1

--OBJECTIVE:

Just as the elevator descends to the bottom, a small gang of small mechs 
will appear. Again, mid-air Scythe combos are your friend! USE IT! Clear 
them out and then open the door to...


++AREA: LOWER LEFT WING

As soon as you open the door, a bunch of turrets will start shooting at 
you for a few seconds. Bust out the Cannon and blast them all. From 
there, climb the ladder down to the wing and traverse to the other side. 
Climb the adjacent ladder and enter the next room to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ROOM D2-11

--OBJECTIVE: BLOW UP THE REACTOR

As you enter the next room, a bunch of rocket boys and soldiers will 
occupy the narrow hall. Approach the rocket guys first and take them 
out. Use UT's on the other soldiers to take them down and then enter the 
next room. 


++AREA: ROOM D2-12

Quickly eliminate the soldiers in here and then exit using the skywalk 
to trigger a cutscene.


++AREA: ROOM D2-6 STEAM PIPE ROOM

When you enter the next room, rockets will come flying in your face, so 
eliminate all the rocket boys and soldiers! Exit the room to trigger 
another cutscene. After the cutscene, take skywalk to the next room.


++AREA: ROOM D2-14 & ROOM D2-13

This room is very similar to Room D2-12 (with the reactor). Clear out 
all the soldiers in D2-14 and D2-13. From there, enter the next room to 
find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on stuff and then open the next doorway 
to...


++AREA: LOWER RIGHT WING

Destroy the turrets with Cannonballs and then jump down and traverse the 
wobbly wing to the other side. Climb the ladder to the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Be prepared because you will have to complete TWO separate boss battles, 
so be sure to be stocked and ready! If you're primed and pumped, enter 
the doorway to encounter Genshin.


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The battle with Genshin is the same exact battle from Chapter 2. Now 
that Ryu is equipped with a bit more powerful weapons, equip the ones 
you want and take him down!

Remember, stay within close range of Genshin and use constant Reverse 
Winds during his attacks. When he stops, punish him with some hot combos 
and then evade.

Be aware that Genshin will now have an additional move where he can rush 
at you with an Izuna Drop, so stay mobile and defensive! Defeat Genshin 
to trigger the next battle.


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            +++   BOSS BATTLE: THE FLAMING ARMADILLO   +++
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--BOSS ATTACKS:

FIREBALL FURY
FIRE BREATH
TAIL WHIP
The Armadillo like to use its fireballs and fire breath a lot. Use quick 
evasion to evade the fireballs and stay away from his face to avoid the 
bad sunburn from his fire breath. As for his tail whip, just don't stand 
behind him or else you'll get smacked!

GROUND TREMORS
As he walks the arena, the Armadillo's giant feet cause tremors SOME of 
the time. Just use Reverse Winds as he walks around so that you don't 
get stomped.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The boss is pretty vulnerable from all parts of its body. You can attack 
its face, body, legs AND tail! Simply approach the Armadillo and start 
smacking combos on any part of the body you want.

Just be careful because as the boss walks around the arena, his legs can 
stomp you and his tail can smack you out of the way. If he starts 
tossing fireballs, evade like crazy and then rush in and continue to 
pound those combos on him.

After the Armadillo loses 75% of his health, he'll fall to the ground, 
so quickly approach his head and Obliterate him to end the battle! 


Oh, and one more thing...after you Obliterate him, press and hold the 
BLOCK BUTTON!!!!!


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++AREA: RED SQUARE - ALLEYWAY

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR RED SQUARE CAPITAL OF THREATS

When the mission begins, approach the Blue Muramasa Statue to UPGRADE a 
weapon and stock up on items. 

++WEAPONS UPGRADE NOTE: 
From Chapter 10 and on, all of the Blue Muramasa Statues will upgrade 
Ryu's weapons to Level 3! Pick and choose your weapons wisely!


From there, continue forward to see numerous sandbags. As you approach 
it, a couple of soldiers wielding ballistic missiles will come running 
and shooting at you. Use lots of Reverse Wind evasion to get close to 
them and then attack them with some combos.

After you kill the first two, more of these ballistic missile soldiers 
will continue to spawn on different ends of the alley. Continue to 
approach them carefully and eliminate them with combos until you see 
that the alley is completely cleared. DO NOT leave any ballistic 
soldiers alive! If you do, the next section of the level will be a giant 
headache for you, so KILL!


++AREA: RED SQUARE CAPITAL

When all the ballistic soldiers are cleared, enter Red Square to face 
off against a large gang of giant mechs. Around 3-4 of them will 
approach you and attack you from all angles (including ONE ballistic 
soldier shooting at you from the other end of the arena).

You're best bet at killing all the mechs is to have the Scythe or Enma 
Fang and some Wind Blades Ninpo ready at the helm. Charge up for a UT 
and then wait for the mechs to fly towards you and then unleash it to 
weaken them. Keep attacking them to weaken them and then shove a Wind 
Blades Ninpo to blow them up (or leave them open for Obliteration).

With the leftover Essence, use UT's on the remaining mechs. When all of 
the mechs are gone, all you'll have left is the ballistics soldier. 
Simply shoot a cannonball up his ass to eliminate him.


Continue eliminating the soldiers until the gateway inside the building 
opens up. There is a Save Statue inside the hall, so refill your health 
and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: RED SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE SHOPPING CENTER OF THREATS

If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue, do it! If not, continue 
down the hall back outside to encounter some pooches. Eliminate them 
with a pre-charged UT or the Blade Of Nirrti attack to clear them out.

From there, enter the next doorway to an indoor shopping center. As soon 
as you enter, a gaggle of soldiers and ballistic missile soldiers will 
spawn. The ballistics soldiers will be perched on the higher walkway and 
there are TWO ways to reach them:

--#1: THE BIRD FLIP CHASM
To Ryu's immediate left or right (where he enters the shopping center) 
is a thin chasm that he can use the Bird Flip. Bird Flip to the top and 
then approach and eliminate the ballistics soldiers.

--#2: THE STAIRS
In the middle of the shopping center is a large empty fountain. To the 
left of the fountain is an open shop with a stairway that leads to the 
upper walkway (there's also a Muramasa Statue in the shop).


There are TWO pairs of ballistics soldiers that appear on the upper 
walkways, so stay on the get them all and then deal with the soldiers at 
the bottom. Restock at Muramasa's if you need to and then exit.


++AREA: OUTER CHAPEL ALLEY

--OBJECTIVE: DESTROY THE TURRETS GUARDING THE CHAPEL

As you enter the next area, you will be shown a cutscene of a deadly new 
threat: LANDMINES. Landmines are VERY deadly against Ryu and the only 
way to get through the hidden landmines in the snow is to look at the 
footprints. See them? The visible ones look like manhole covers, so keep 
an eye out for those as well!

The footprints on the snow are the way through the hidden landmines. 
SLOWLY walk through the footprints to the other side. A gang of 
ballistics soldiers will appear at the other end of the alley. Take 
cover on the nearby sandbag post and then aim and blast them with 
Cannonballs until the area is cleared.

From there, SLOWLY pass through the next batch of hidden landmines by 
using the footprints on the snow until you reach the other end.


When you reach the end of the alley, you will see TWO large turrets near 
the locked gate and a gang of large Mechs. You'll have to bust out the 
Wind Blades Ninpo because there is a ton of landmines in this area and 
maneuvering around them while fighting these mechs is painful.

Eliminate the mechs and then fire cannonballs at the two turrets in the 
distance to open up the metal gate.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #18
Oh, yes, and there is a shiny Crystal Skull at the end of this alley. Do 
you see it? Take precaution when getting it or else, KABOOM!


After taking the skull, approach the large metal gate by SLOWLY 
traversing through the snow using the footsteps! Open the gate to find 
the Save Statue! WHEW-WEE!


SAVE GAME



++AREA: RED SQUARE CHAPEL

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET PASSAGE

When you enter the empty chapel, prepare for an ambush by some Soldiers! 
Open the chest at the front of the room and the Soldiers will jump down 
for some fun. Get as many UT's on the Soldiers and Obliterate them to 
clear the area.

From there, enter the only doorway in the chapel (it's a thin black 
door) to find some stairs. Jump and wall run to the top of the stairs to 
enter a new area.


++AREA: THE BELLTOWER

See that large circular metal bar? Jump to it and then shimmy the bars 
to the right side and swing and jump off. The black door will open and a 
single ballistics soldier will bust in for some fun. Slice him up!

There is nothing else to do in the Belltower, so just make your way down 
the stairs (where the soldier came out from).


--CRYSTAL SKULL #19
As you go down the stairway, there will be a Crystal Skull sitting near 
one of the candles on the wall. GRAB IT!


Continue down the stairs and exit to find the pulpit in the middle. 
Watch out because GHOST FISH will pop out! AAAHH!!! Jump down to the 
area below.


++AREA: OUTER SUBWAY

There's more Ghost Fish in this area, so kill them off and take the path 
all the way to the other end to a new area.


++AREA: RED SQUARE SUBWAY

As you emerge in this fancy area, be prepared for another Soldier 
ambush! Soldiers will swarm around you while ballistics soldiers will be 
at the other end of the subway shooting rockets at you.

Evade the Soldiers and make your way to the other end of the area with 
the ballistics soldier. Take him down so that the rockets don't distract 
you from the battle! Eliminate all the Soldiers to clear the area.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #20
Once that's done, enter the subway car and search the cabins for 
goodies. The next cabin contains a Crystal Skull sitting near the bar.


Now exit the train and make your way to the other end of the subway. Go 
up the red carpet stairs and enter the room to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Be prepared because when you exit the room, you'll face off against a 
familiar face!


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The big blind Ogre makes a return for a rematch, but this time the arena 
is smaller and his attacks are more lethal (and totally annoying).

The battle is still the same as it was in Chapter 4. Simply smack the 
hard combos on his legs while trying to evade his ground pounds. Since 
the arena is smaller, the Ogre's attacks are harder to evade but just 
keep evading and hitting him with hard combos on his legs as much as you 
can. After his health reaches 25%, run up to him and Obliterate him!


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++AREA: UNDERGROUND PRISON

If you want to go back to the Save Statue, do it now! If not, enter the 
gap in the building and jump down to the area below.

A gang of Ghost Fish will appear down here, so slice them up! Go all the 
way to the very end of the prison cell block to enter a new area.


++AREA: UNDERGROUND WATERWAY

This area is opposite of the subway. When you jump down to the waterway, 
a trio of ballistics soldiers will start blasting rockets at you. Run 
onto a dry surface and start blasting Cannonballs at them to clear them 
out. From there, exit the area using the stairway at the opposite end 
and traverse the cavern to the top. Use the Bird Flip to reach the top.


++AREA: THE CLOCK TOWER BUILDING

There is a Save Statue and Muramasa's Statue in this area. DO NOT SAVE 
YET! Jump down and then take the stairway next to the Save Statue to the 
top. Exit to the balcony to encounter some more Soldiers. Cut them down 
hard and then enter to find Muramasa's Statue. DO NOT STOCK UP YET!

From here, jump down to the bottom of the room encounter one more gang 
of Soldiers. Eliminate them all to clear the bottom area of enemies! 
Okay, NOW you can SAVE your game and stock up at Muramasa's Statue.


SAVE GAME


Now go back up the stairs and climb the ladder near Muramasa's Statue to 
the upper area.


++AREA: CLOCK TOWER GEARS

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE CLOCK TOWER BASE

Making your way to the top of the clock tower is a pretty simple affair. 
As you jump from gear to gear, you will be ambushed by more Soldiers. 
Slice them down as you jump from the next gear upwards.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #21
The skull is across from the large circular wheel (similar to the water 
wheel from Chapter 6).


Continue to jump and swing to the very top of the tower while 
eliminating more Soldiers until you finally get to the Save Statue at 
the top.


SAVE GAME


If you need to fill up at Muramasa's Statue, now's the time to do it! If 
not, then it's boss battle time!

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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: ZEDONIUS   +++ 
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          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

INFERNO BLAST
FIREBALLS OF FURY
FIREBALL POUNCE
Zedonius likes to be dramatic with his attacks. When he starts the 
Inferno Blast, he stands still for a second to charge up and then 
unleashes a giant fire blast at you. Simply evade to the left or right 
and then home in and smack him up. The same goes with his fireballs and 
his pouncing attack.


--BOSS TACTICS:

Just like the battle with Alexei, Zedonius is quite agile. But just like 
the battles with other bosses, the main strategy to defeating him is to 
use offense. Stay within close range of him as much as you can and bait 
him into doing his combo attacks.

Evade the attacks and then rush in with a hard combo. Only attempt this 
when he starts his combo because most of the time, Zed will be using 
fireballs. Keep up the evasion and use hard combos ONLY after he ends 
his combo attack. Keep being aggressive and you'll defeat Zed like THAT!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: PANTHEON PATH

--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE DRAGON'S EYE

Ayane's mission begins in the Aqua Capital. After the cutscene, a gang 
of ninjas will appear for an ambush. Stay defensive and use hard 
combos. Unlike Ryu, ALL of Ayane's attacks must be performed within 
close-range (similar to Ryu using the Falcon Talons). Use the Izuna 
attack and abuse the Ultimate Technique to clear the area.

Once that's done, there is a chest in the adjacent area. Go and grab 
that item and go the opposite direction towards the café area.


++AREA: OUTDOOR CAFÉ

As you make your way towards the café, more ninjas will jump out, so be 
ready! Clear them out and then enter the café area to find a chest. 
Once you open the chest, a gang of Wolves!

Simply use Ayane's Izuna attack on them and it should slice off a limb 
for Obliteration. Remember to also use Ultimate Techniques! From there, 
exit the café towards the canal area to encounter more Werewolves. 
Slice them up with some hot moves and then enter the doorway where the 
came out.


++AREA: CANAL

This area will feature some annoying enemies. While ninjas are swarming 
around Ayane, a set of Archers will be off-screen flinging explosive 
arrows at you. AVOID the swarming ninjas and dash towards the Archers 
and eliminate them first! By doing this, you won't lose too much health 
from all of the explosive arrows.

Clear out the Canal and then enter the next area to find a Save Statue. 
Refill on health and then enter the next area.


++AREA: FARMER'S MARKET

More waves of Ninjas and Warlocks will pop out for some partying. 
Introduce them all to the Izuna Drop to make short work out of all of 
them. Once the last batch of Ninjas are gone, approach Muramasa's 
Statue near the opened gate and stock up.


++AREA: OPERA HOUSE ENTRANCE

As you enter the next area, some green Van Gelfs will show up for a fun 
time. Eliminate them will some hard combos and then Obliterate them all. 
If you need to use some Ninpo, then DO IT. Clear them out to activate 
the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


From there, enter up the stairs to the courtyard.

++AREA: OPERA HOUSE COURTYARD

Just like in Momiji's chapter, Ayane will face off against TWO waves of 
Ninjas, Archers, and Warlocks. Bring the pain with some sexy Izuna Drops 
and lots of hard combos. Use your Ninpo to clear out the area and 
trigger the boss battle.

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                    +++   BOSS BATTLE: OBABA   +++ 
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|

Obaba first appeared in Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword on the Nintendo DS. On 
the DS version, Obaba's attacks consisted of her opening her belly and 
unleashing...ravens. Yeah, I know, right? Luckily, no ravens are found 
in the PS3 version.


--BOSS ATTACKS:

WITCH SPIN
WITCH GRAB
These attacks are easy to evade. When she starts spinning her arms in a 
circle, jump away or use Reverse Winds. As for her grab move, don't stay 
next to her for too long because she can grab you!

WITCH POUNCE
This move is similar to the pounce attacks of Rasetsu and the Tengu. 
Just jump away before she lands on you!


--BOSS TACTICS:

If you haven't figured it out yet, Obaba's main weakness is that giant 
belly of hers. All you have to do is rush in and attack that belly to 
defeat her.

But before you can do that, put up some defense first! Evade her arm 
attacks and rush in close to her. Slather some sexy combos on that fat 
belly of hers and then jump away before she counters back.

Getting in close to Obaba can be annoying, though, because she loves to 
bounce around, but continue to evade her attacks and then rush in with 
the pain. Defeat Obaba to complete the mission!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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               +++   CHAPTER 12: HEART OF DARKNESS   +++
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++AREA: JUNGLE ENTRANCE

Make your way down the path to encounter a new enemy: Dung Beetles!

--NEW ENEMY: LARGE DUNG BEETLES
These bug-looking creepy crawlers are easy to kill with a few easy Enma 
Fang combos but they can overwhelm you! Just pile on the combos with a 
big weapon and then UT them all to death.


++AREA: RIVERBANK

--OBJECTIVE: INFILTRATE THE RIVER STRONGHOLD

As you reach the riverbank, you will encounter a gang of ballistics 
soldiers perched at the other end of the river. Eliminate them with your 
Cannon clear them out. Once that's done, run on the water towards the 
Blue Muramasa Statue. UPGRADE a weapon and stock up on items.

From there, run towards the next area of the riverbank to the wooden 
platform where the soldiers where blasting rockets. Across the platform 
is a small hut with more ballistics soldiers.

Blast some cannonballs at them to clear them out. From there, approach 
the small hut to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: RIVER STRONGHOLD

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS TO OPEN THE GATE

Get ready for a lengthy battle because there will be lots of ballistics 
soldiers that will spawn in three different areas of the stronghold. Run 
on the water and approach each soldier and cut him down.

AVOID opening any chests for now and simply approach each ballistics 
soldier by following the rocket fire from where it is being shot. 
Eliminate all the rocket soldiers to clear the area of threats. 


--CRYSTAL SKULL #22
Now that the area is cleared, you can explore all the huts for lots of 
goodies. The watchtower all the way on the right side of the river 
contains a Crystal Skull tied to the ropes. GRAB IT!


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE SECRET GATEWAY

There is a wooden gate at the back of the fort that is hard to see. When 
you enter thru, you will end up behind the water gateway. Jump down into 
the water and dive in. Find the underwater path and swim thru it to the 
other side.


++AREA: RIVERBANK - NORTH

Emerge out of the water and move forward to see another dirty river. 
Above the water is a set of branches to swing on and a ballistics 
soldiers on the other end. Blast a cannonball at him and then jump and 
swing on the branches to the next area.

As you land on the upper dry surface, some more soldiers will jump out, 
so take care of them! Continue forward up to the dead end with a zipline 
above the trees. See it?

Some rocket soldiers will emerge on the other side of the Zipline, so 
quickly move back and fire some cannonballs at them to clear them out. 
Now take the zipline but WAIT...


--CRYSTAL SKULL #23
Just near the other side of the zipline is a set of branches. Do you see 
it? Jump and swing towards those branches and jump to a small piece of 
dry surface that has a hidden Muramasa's Statue AND a Crystal Skull 
sitting in the vines. GRAB IT and then stock up.


From there, jump down to the water and go back to the zipline from the 
beginning. Take the zipline to the other side and jump down. As you make 
your way up the short path, some more soldiers pop out. Slice them down 
to activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Be stocked up and ready because once you enter the next area, you won't 
be able to use the Save Statue. Eliminate all the beetles that appear 
until all is clear. From there, jump down below to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: SWAMP

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE SWAMP OF THREATS

When you enter this area, you will encounter TWO new enemies: the Worm 
and the Chainsaw Zombie.

--NEW ENEMY: THE WORM
The worm is a pretty annoying enemy because they can grab you with their 
mouth and swing you around. These enemies only pop up from the water but 
are easy to kill with some sexy Enma Fang or Scythe combos. About 2-3 
hard combos will kill it off, so do it!

--NEW ENEMY: THE CHAINSAW ZOMBIE
These purple-skinned zombies are slow but have some strong attacks. They 
like to shoot cannonballs at you and they also like to chainsaw you in 
half! Simply use hard combos with the Enma Fang or the Scythe to slice 
off their limbs and Obliterate them.


Eliminate the zombies and the worms that appear until the area is 
cleared. Remember, use lots of UT's on all of then to kill them faster! 
But before you leave the swamp there is a special item for grabs.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #24
On the other side of swamp is a Crystal Skull sitting on the ground. 
GRAB IT!


Work your way up the hill while slicing and dicing all those zombies 
until you reach another giant body of water.


++AREA: TEMPLE OF WORSHIP

As you reach the next area, a new enemy appears in the water:

--NEW ENEMY: LARGE RED FISH
These overgrown fish can only be killed by a cannonball to the cranium, 
so simply blast them to eliminate them!


But before you kill these giant fish, carefully run to the other side of 
the water to the Temple entrance. A bunch of zombies will pop up, so 
slice and dice them down to clear the temple.

From there, stand near the water and start aiming and blasting 
cannonballs at all the fish until all of them are toast. Once that's 
done, approach the Save Statue and SAVE your game. Stock up at 
Muramasa's Statue if you need to! 


SAVE GAME


--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE TEMPLE OF THREATS

Approach the large temple door and examine it to trigger another battle 
with some zombies. Eliminate all the zombies to clear the area and then 
approach the temple door. Turn left to find a chest.


--OBJECTIVE: APPROACH THE MOUTAIN PEAK

Jump into the small body of water and dive down. Swim to the other side 
of the temple entrance to a new area.


++AREA: DEAD MAN'S RIVER

Emerge out of the water and hop onto dry land. Make your way towards the 
mountain to trigger a short cutscene. After the cutscene, lots of 
chainsaw zombies and dung beetles will jump out.

Use hard combos with the Scythe of Enma Fang to kill one of them and 
then use the leftover Essence to UT the others and leave them open for 
Obliteration. 


--CRYSTAL SKULL #25
Before approaching the mountain peak to fight the boss, go back to the 
river with the floating ninja bodies. There is a dead body under the 
water that contains a Crystal Skull, do you see it? GRAB IT!


If you need to restock at Muramasa's, do it now! Use the Save Statue at 
the Temple entrance to save your game. When you're pumped and primed, go 
to the mountain peak to trigger a boss battle.


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                 +++   BOSS BATTLE: BLACK DRAGON   +++
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

TAIL WHIP
FIREBALL FURY
FIRE BREATH
WINGSPAN
When it swings its body around, its tail or feet can smack you away. 
Simply keep using fast evasion to stay safe from all these attacks.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The battle with this boss is the same thing as the battle with the 
Armadillo. You just need to damage its legs or its head while evading 
its sweep attacks.

Wail away at any of its legs until his health reaches 50%. The dragon 
will fall to the ground, so approach its head and press the Obliteration 
button to slice off his tail. From there, repeat the tactic to kill him 
off. Obliterate the dragon to complete the mission!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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            +++   CHAPTER 13: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE   +++
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++AREA: MOUNTAIN ENTRANCE

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE

Approach the Blue Muramasa Statue to UPGRADE a weapon and stock up on 
lots of items. When that's done, go up the hill to encounter some Red 
Gaja. These guys are no different than the silver Gaja, so just shove an 
Izuna Drop on all them for easy kills.


++AREA: BLOOD-SOAKED PATH

As you work your way up, some more Gaja and Van Gelfs will show up. With 
a Scythe or Enma Fang in hand, use hard combos on the Van Gelfs to slice 
them down and then Obliterate them! Use the leftover Essence for lots of 
UT's to everyone else. It's not as difficult as it seems! 

Once you reach the large circular area near the Save Statue, more Van 
Gelfs and Gaja will pop out for trouble. You should already know what to 
do here, so DO IT. Clear them out to activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: VALLEY OF FORGOTTEN SOULS

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS

As you work your way down this large path, some Shadow Fiends will pop 
up for some fun. Slam those combos on them to clear the first wave. From 
there, continue up the path to encounter MORE Shadow Fiends!

Clear them out with some Izuna Drops to clear the second wave. Continue 
up the path and you will see Rasetsu making his way towards you! Charge 
up an Enma Fang or Scythe UT and then unleash it at Rasetsu before he 
approaches you to weaken him. Pound a few more combos and then he should 
fall for an Obliteration!

Once that's done, work your way towards the end of the path and search 
the two dead bodies for goodies. Approach the Save Statue at the other 
end and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: ACID RIVER 1

--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE AREA OF THREATS

As you approach the green acid river, a duo of worms and dung beetles 
will show up to make your day even longer. Ryu can run on the acid but 
it slowly saps away his health.

Bust out the Scythe or Enma Fang and start whacking away. Use a UT on 
all of them to death to clear the area. Once that's done, approach the 
large black pillar and examine it to bring it down. Use the Bird Flip to 
reach the upper cavern.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #26
After flipping to the top, you will see two walls. Use a double Wall Run 
to reach the other end. Turn around and look above the walls you just 
ran on to see a Crystal Skull perched above. Use another wall run to 
reach that skull. GRAB IT!


++AREA: ACID RIVER 2

As you approach the next area, more worms and beetles will spawn. Charge 
up for UT's and then just unleash it until all the worms are dead. 

Once that's done, approach the black pillar on the other end and examine 
it to reveal the exit. Go to the end of the river and jump down the 
chasm to find the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: MIDDLE OF THE MOUNTAIN

As you leave the Save Statue, a gang of mini-dragons and Van Gelfs will 
spawn nearby. 


--CRYSTAL SKULL #27
At the bottom of the stairs is a Crystal Skull sitting in the open. GRAB 
IT! There is also a chest on the opposite side that contains a LIFE OF 
THE GODS. Grab that one, too.


--OBJECTIVE: FIND THE JEWEL OF THE DEMON SEAL

See that large step-button? Use a downward strike on it to bring down a 
boney cage. Inside the cage is a dead body that has the JEWEL OF THE 
DEMON SEAL.

Now continue down the path to encounter some zombies. Slice them down 
with some Scythe combos and then UT and Obliterate them all. Further 
down the path, some mini-dragons will spawn.

Shoot the mini-dragons down and then approach Muramasa's Statue and 
stock up on lots of items.


++AREA: BRIDGE OF THE FIENDS

Work your way down the bridge to encounter some Van Gelfs. Cut them down 
with easy combos and continue up the bridge. Near the Save Statue are a 
gang of zombies.

Eliminate and Obliterate them all to clear the area and to activate the 
Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: OUTER TEMPLE ENTRANCE

There is another step-button near the Save Statue. If you activate it, a 
boney cage with Gaja will appear and the prize you get is NOTHING. 
Ignore that step-button and continue towards the collapsed pillar and 
slide down to the bottom.

Go around the corner to encounter some zombies. Eliminate them all with 
hot Scythe combos and Obliterate them all. Further down the path, some 
Gaja will pop out for some fun. Shove Izunas in their faces and continue 
up to the temple entrance to trigger a cutscene.


After the cutscene, there is an OPTIONAL boss battle that you can 
trigger. To be honest, I don't see the point of this battle because the 
prize you get isn't worth crap!

Anyway, near the temple entrance is another large step-button. Slam it 
down to trigger a battle with a really dumb enemy.

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         +++   OPTIONAL BOSS BATTLE: ELIZEBET'S DRAGON   +++ 
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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


This battle is so easy to figure out, I shouldn't even go into too much 
detail. But to defeat this boss, simply bust out the Cannon. Aim and 
fire cannonballs at the dragon to reduce its health dramatically! 

Be careful though, because the reload time for the Cannon takes a second 
and it might distract you from evading his fireballs. When it starts 
throwing fireballs at you, evade the fireball and then aim at it again 
and keep firing cannonballs until it dies.

After the battle, Ryu's prize for this battle is a chest filled with 
Yellow Essence. Oh, BITE ME.

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++AREA: THE TEMPLE OF SACRIFICE STAIRWAY

--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT ALL THE BLACK SPIDER NINJAS

This part of the chapter should be easy for you by now. Wave after wave 
of Ninjas will run down the stairs to ambush you, so charge up your 
weapon for a UT and start unleashing Hell!

Use a lot of UT's and smack all the combos on all the Ninjas until the 
stairway is finally cleared of Ninjas. It'll take a few minutes, but 
I'll wait.......okay, done?

Make your way to the top of the stairs to the temple doors and enter 
inside to find a Muramasa Statue and a Save Statue. But before you Save 
your game, there's still a few more enemies to rid first!


--OBJECTIVE: CLEAR THE TEMPLE OF THREATS

Make you way down the path to encounter some Van Gelfs. Shove some Wind 
Blades Ninpo in their faces and Obliterate them all! Continue down the 
path to the bottom room to find two chests with goodies. Open them up 
and THEN you can SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Stock up at Muramasa's with lots of health items and then when you're 
ready, approach the door at the bottom of the room to trigger a very 
disturbingly sensual cutscene.


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                   +++   BOSS BATTLE: ELIZEBET   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

BUTTERFLY SWIRL
BUTTERFLY WHIP
When Elizebet starts the blood swirl, run as FAR away as you can. For 
her whiptail attack, block and evade it until she stops.

BUTTERFLY TACKLE
Elizebet likes to zoom around the arena. Use Reverse Winds as she flips 
and zooms to avoid getting tackled.


--BOSS TACTICS:

Elizebet is not as aggressive as Volf or Zedonius because she likes to 
attack from far distances. As usual, the only way to damage her is to 
get close as much as possible.

Evade her zooming tackles and keep rushing in to get close to her. When 
you approach her, let her attack you with a combo. Block and evade the 
combo and then counter with a combo of your own. If she evades your 
combo, evade again and then restart the combo.

This battle will be annoyingly tedious because of Elizebet's constant 
zooming around, but just get in close to her and WHACK that ass!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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++AREA: CASTLE OF THE DRAGON

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI

When the chapter begins, the entire castle area is free of enemies, so 
just make your way down the castle back to the Hayabusa Village. Just 
before you reach the castle exit, a gang of steroid-laced pooches will 
pop up to shove some Shurikens in your ass.

Bust out the True Dragon Sword and use the Blade Of Nirrti attack on ALL 
of them. Block their attacks and then just slice them up to clear them 
out. From there, exit the castle to find a Blue Muramasa Statue in the 
corner. UPGRADE a weapon and stock up on items.

Before you reach the Save Statue, another gang of pooches will jump out 
for an ambush! Slice them apart with the True Dragon Sword to activate 
the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Make your way down the hillside path (while killing pooches along the 
way) until you reach the Headmaster's house to encounter those Tengu 
bosses again.

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              +++   BOSS BATTLE: RED AND BLUE TENGU   +++ 
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          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


Unlike the Tengu battle in Momiji's chapter, the battle against the 
Tengu's here is a little bit easier (somewhat) because a combo from the 
True Dragon Sword does MAJOR damage to them.

Evade the Tengu's combos with lots of quick evasion and then counter 
with a True Dragon Sword combo. A successful combo can shave away about 
25% of health! It's that powerful!

When the Blue Tengu loses about 50% of his health, he flies off leaving 
only the Red Tengu behind. Keep evading the Red Tengu's attacks and then 
counter with a TDS combo to finish him off. 


If you're wondering where the Blue Tengu went, he will return later in 
the chapter, so don't think the battle is over just yet.

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Exit the Headmaster's house and make your way to the Village. 


++AREA: CENTRAL BRIDGE

When you reach Central Bridge a gaggle of Warlocks and Ninjas will pop 
up for an ambush, so be ready with the True Dragon Sword combos and 
eliminate them all. In fact, try out the Dragon Sword's new UT!

With the True Dragon Sword equipped, Ryu can now perform a second 
Ultimate Technique called the "True Dragon Gleam". This UT requires you 
to rotate the analog stick clockwise and then absorbing Essence for the 
UT. The timing for this attack is a bit difficult because it takes Ryu a 
second to absorb the Essence, but once he unleashes the UT, WATCH OUT!


++AREA: OPEN RANGE

--OBJECTIVE: DEFEAT THE RASETSU

When you exit Central Bridge to the open range, a duo of Rasetsu's will 
jump out for an ambush. Bust out the True Dragon Sword or the Enma Fang 
and bring the pain on these overgrown spiders! A total of 4-6 of these 
suckers will appear, so get to it!

Once that's done, the doorway to the storage room opens up. As you enter 
inside, a duo of Ninjas jump down for a party. Slice them up and then 
access the Muramasa Statue to restock on items.

From there, climb the ladder to the top and then jump out of the window 
to the village entrance.


++AREA: HAYABUSA VILLAGE ENTRANCE

--OBJECTIVE: GO BACK TO THE NINJA FORTRESS


--CRYSTAL SKULL #28
Enter the alley near the village entrance and you will see a dead body 
that has a health item. Near the dead body is a small little enclosure 
with a Crystal Skull hidden within the corner. Enter that corner and 
rotate the camera to see the skull. GRAB IT! 


Now exit the village and use the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Continue past the bridge and eliminate all the ninjas and Warlocks that 
appear. At the end of the path is a little patch of water. Jump into the 
water and dive in. Swim to the other side and then climb out to a grassy 
field.


--CRYSTAL SKULL #29
Just as you emerge out of the water, you will see a little shack on the 
grass. Kill the ninjas that appear first and then slice open the shack 
to find the Crystal Skull sitting inside. GRAB IT!


++AREA: OUTER NINJA FORTRESS

Work your way through the grassy field while eliminating ninjas that are 
in the way. It's a LONG battle with ninjas, so keep going until you 
FINALLY reach the Ninja Fortress.


++AREA: NINJA FORTRESS

--OBJECTIVE: EXIT THE FORTRESS AND FIND THE ZIPLINE

Welcome back to the Ninja Fortress! This is the place where Ryu fought 
Murai in the first game, remember? As you enter the fortress, be 
prepared to face off against lots of ninjas in every room you enter. As 
you approach the Save Statue, more ninjas jump out. Eliminate them all 
to activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


Work your way out of the fortress and you will find a zipline that leads 
across the mountain. DO NOT TAKE THE ZIPLINE YET!


++AREA: VALLEY OF SHADOWS

Across the fortress entrance is an underground cave entrance. Do you see 
it? Jump down and follow the path going to the bottom of the mountain. 
Eliminate the Ninjas and archers that appear to clear the area.


--ITEM: CRYSTAL SKULL #30
As you make it to the bottom of the Valley Of Shadows, you will see an 
open doorway. Enter through to find the last Crystal Skull of the game! 


Okay, NOW you can take the zipline to the other side. Go back to the 
fortress entrance and cross the zipline to the other side.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: GRASSY FIELDS

Make your way up the grassy fields to encounter waves of Ninjas. Kill 
off each wave and keep going up the field until you reach a dead end.

Eliminate the last pair of Ninjas and a cutscene should trigger. After 
the cutscene, approach the Save Statue and SAVE your game. Be aware that 
once you leave this area, you CANNOT come back!


SAVE GAME


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BOTTOM OF THE MOUNTAIN

--OBJECTIVE: GO TO THE PEAK OF MOUNT FUJI

Work your way up the mountain and you will find a Muramasa Statue. But 
before you can access it, a gang of Warlocks and Ninjas pop up, so snuff 
them all out to clear the area. Go ahead, I'll wait......done?

Stock up on the good stuff and continue the objective. To the right side 
of Muramasa's Statue is a path that leads to a dead body goodie on it. 
Remember, you CANNOT go back to the Save Statue, so if you aren't ready, 
TOUGH LUCK! If you ARE ready, slide down the hill to the next area.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - BARREN WASTELAND

As you enter the barren wasteland, Ninjas and Warlocks will appear. 
Clear the barren wasteland of their presence with your hot Enma Fang 
skills! Once the area is cleared, there are a couple of dead bodies and 
chests in the area to steal some goodies. Exit the area to the north.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - NINJA GRAVEYARD

When you enter the mass graveyard site, there are three waves of Ninjas 
and Warlocks show up for the party. Again, eliminate them with some sexy 
Enma Fang skills. After the last Ninja is dead, the Blue Tengu that 
disappeared earlier in the chapter will return for one last hurrah.


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                  +++   BOSS BATTLE: BLUE TENGU   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


The Tengu will have a couple of Ninja lackeys to distract you, but if 
you were able to defeat the Red Tengu with ease back at the Hayabusa 
Village, then this battle should be no problem. If not, then I don't see 
how my advice here will help you unless you practice that battle over!

Defeat the Blue Tengu (and his lackeys) with the True Dragon Sword to 
clear the entire area.


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--ITEM: LIFE OF THE GODS

When the area is cleared, there are a couple of dead bodies with 
goodies. One of the dead bodies will contain the last Life OTG, so grab 
it and equip it!


Unfortunately, there is NO Save Statue before going up to face off 
against Genshin. If you didn't make a much needed SAVE before sliding 
down the mountain, then good luck to you! If you're ready and pumped, 
take the entrance passage to the peak of Mount Fuji to trigger the boss 
battle with Genshin.


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            +++   BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN - PART THREE   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


This battle is still the same one from Chapter 2 and Chapter 9.


MISSION COMPLETE!

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            +++   CHAPTER 15: QUICKENING DEVASTATION   +++
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            / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_  __/ __/ _ \  <  / __/
           / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/  / /__ \ 
           \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/    /_/ /___/_/|_|  /_/____/ 
                                                        

++AREA: BASE OF MOUNT FUJI

--OBJECTIVE: APPROACH THE HEART OF THE MOUNTAIN

Approach the Blue Muramasa Statue nearby and stock up on lots of Health 
items. When you're primed and pumped, go up the path to encounter a new 
enemy: the Black Widow.

--NEW ENEMY: BLACK WIDOW SPIDER
These pink-colored oddities have a lot of sharp attacks and some 
electric taser moves that can really annoy you. All it takes is some 
hard combos from a level 3 weapon to destroy them.


Defeat all the Black Widows with some hot combos and then make your way 
up the path to encounter some Van Gelfs. Defeating the Van Gelf enemies 
is a breeze but be aware that there are fireballs being thrown off-
screen which you need to evade. Once you've eliminated the enemies, 
continue up the hill to encounter the green Van Gelfs.

Slice up the Van Gelfs to clear the area and activate the Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


If you still need to stock up at Muramasa's, DO IT NOW! If not, enter 
the large lava arena to face off against a familiar boss.


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                +++   BOSS BATTLE: MARBUS - PART II   +++
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


Since Ryu is equipped with the True Dragon Sword, the battle with Marbus 
will be easy as pie. Use the same exact tactics from Chapter 8 against 
Marbus for faster results.

Use the Izuna Drop on his Shadow Fiend lackeys and then fight him one on 
one. Remember to make him use his Torpedo attack! Evade the attack and 
then rush in for a TDS combo. Repeat and the battle will be over in no 
time flat!


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On the other side of the lava arena is a hard-to-see pathway.

Take the pathway down to encounter some more Van Gelf enemies. Eliminate 
them with some easy Enma Fang combos to clear the area. But before you 
continue down the path, open the nearby chest. Now continue down the 
path and slide down to the lower area.


++AREA: MOUNT FUJI - LOWER BASE

In this next part, gangs of green Van Gelfs will appear for some fun in 
the sun. As usual, bust out the Enma Fang and shove some sexy combos in 
their faces. There is a Save Statue nearby but DO NOT use it until all 
the Van Gelfs are dead and gone.


SAVE GAME


If you have little to no Health items, then you are outta luck because 
the next area will be a boss battle. If you're primed and ready, go up 
the hill and jump down to the lava arena below.


++ARENA: FIRE WATER ARENA

The arena is clear of enemies, so just run to the middle of the area to 
trigger a VERY frustrating boss battle.


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             +++   BOSS BATTLE: ZEDONIUS - PART TWO   +++
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


The battle with Zedonius will be quite frustrating because he has more 
endurance of all the other bosses. Oh, and he also has a bunch of Gaja 
lackeys distracting you at the same time.

Fight off Zed the same way you did in Chapter 11, but be aware of the 
Gajas! Use Ninpo to clear them out and then focus on damaging Zedonius.

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Now that we've got that over with, exit the arena and approach the Save 
Statue inside the cave to replenish all health. There is a chest with 
Red Essence, so open it up and take the goodies.


SAVE GAME


Exit the cavern to find Muramasa's Statue. Stock up on items and then go 
back and save your game just in case.


++AREA: FOREST OF SHADOWS

The forest is infested with Ghost Fish! AAAHHH!!! Bust out the Flails 
and slice all the fish apart until there are no more fish to fry. Once 
all the fish are gone, the forest is cleared of enemies.

If you need to go back to the Save Statue, DO IT! If not, continue up 
the forest and make your way down to the sand dunes below to trigger a 
boss battle.


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After the cutscene with Volf, a new enemy emerges: the Centaur

--NEW ENEMY: THE CENTAUR
Centaurs are not as difficult to defeat. Simply stay in one place and 
let them approach and attack you. Block the attack and then quickly 
counter as they turn around. Use the Scythe for quicker results. Slash 
away at them when they turn around to make them stop. Defeat the 
Centaurs to trigger the battle with Volf.


               +++   BOSS BATTLE: VOLF - PART TWO   +++
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


Again, just like Chapter 7, the battle with Volf is all about being 
aggressive. Evade his attacks and pound as many combos as you can. Since 
Volf is aggressive, then YOU have to be just as aggressive as him, 
understand it? Defeat him already!!!


MISSION COMPLETE!


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             +++   CHAPTER 16: THE UNDERWORLD ABYSS   +++
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            / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_  __/ __/ _ \  <  / __/
           / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/  / / _ \ 
           \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/    /_/ /___/_/|_|  /_/\___/ 
                                                        

Grab the HEART OF BESTIAL STORM from Volf's dead body and exit the 
arena. Approach Muramasa's Statue and stock up on lots of health items 
because the next couple of battles will be a doozy!

As you enter the giant antechamber, you will enter four rooms that have 
various enemies. Be ready!


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #1

SHADOW FIENDS. Slice them up with the Enma Fang or True Dragon Sword.


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #2

BLACK WIDOWS. Use some Wind Blades Ninpo to slice them apart and then 
Obliterate all of them.


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #3

BLACK WIDOWS AND CHAINSAW ZOMBIES. Yawn, are you getting bored already?


++AREA: ANTECHAMBER #4:

RED AND BLUE TENGU. This battle should be easy for you, so GET TO IT!


After the Tengu battle, the antechambers are cleared, so make your way 
up the chamber to the next area.


++AREA: THE HEART CHAMBER

There is a Save Statue here but DO NOT use it yet! A gaggle of zombie-
looking Ninjas and Warlocks will show up to ambush you. Eliminate them 
all with your True Dragon Sword skills and clear them out!

On the right side of the Heart Chamber is a room filled with Skull 
Spiders. Smack up all those stinkers and then the cave should be 
cleared. There are three chests inside the cave, so open them up and 
then go outside and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


Take the path to the left side of the Heart Chamber.


++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #1

Inside this cave are a series of webbed pouches that you need to slice 
open to clear the way. Most of them are empty except for TWO of them. 
The two pouches will contain some Ninjas, so slice them up. Find the 
exit on the left side of the cave and slide down to the next chamber.


++AREA: WEB CHAMBER #2

Again, two of the pouches in the chamber contain enemies. Once contains 
Ninjas and the other contains Rasetsu. Clear them all out to clear the 
entire area of enemies for the rest of the Chapter!

Make your way down the chamber to find a Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


++AREA: LIGHTNING SPIRAL

Work your way down the spiral and then jump down to the bottom to face 
off against a familiar boss.

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              +++   BOSS BATTLE: ALEXEI - PART TWO   +++  
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


From some reason, Alexei is a bit weaker for this battle than in Chapter 
4. He still has the same attacks, but damaging him is easier. Use the 
same tactics from Chapter 4 against him and he should fall quite easily.

If you are having trouble, then you obviously are doing something wrong 
if you made it this far.


MISSION COMPLETE!

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                 +++   CHAPTER 17: POISONED BLOOD   +++
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            / ___/ // / _ | / _ \/_  __/ __/ _ \  <  /_  /
           / /__/ _  / __ |/ ___/ / / / _// , _/  / / / / 
           \___/_//_/_/ |_/_/    /_/ /___/_/|_|  /_/ /_/  
                                                        

Take the HEART OF AZURE LIGHTNING from the floor. There's nothing to do 
in the arena, so exit and use the doorway on the other side.


++AREA: FIEND CHAMBER

A handful of Black Widows will appear here for an ambush so be ready 
with some Wind Blades Ninpo. Jump in the middle of the pack and unleash 
a Wind Blades Ninpo to weaken them. From there, carefully approach each 
one while evading the others and Obliterate them all. EASY.

Exit using the other doorway to find a Muramasa's Statue, so stock up! 
When you're ready for action, exit to the next doorway to a new area.


++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - FIRST AREA

Eliminate the Ninjas here to clear the area and then take the opposite 
doorway to find a much needed Save Statue.


SAVE GAME


If you need to go back to Muramasa's Statue for a quick refill, do it 
now! When you're ready, open the next doorway past the Save Statue.


++AREA: RIVER OF BLOOD - SECOND AREA

Quickly rush down the large spinal cord while avoiding the large red 
fish and then run towards the stairway on the opposite side. When you're 
ready and pumped, enter the large doorway to encounter Genshin for the 
final time.


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            +++   BOSS BATTLE: GENSHIN - PART FOUR   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


SIGH. Again, the battle with Genshin is STILL the same thing but there 
are some additions. Genshin now has some flame-based attacks, so be 
careful of those!

Genshin has a lot of endurance for this battle, so it will take a lot of 
hard combos to reduce his health. Keep evading his attacks and get in as 
much combos as you can to defeat him.

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             +++   BOSS BATTLE: ELIZEBET - PART II   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


Even with the Blade Of The Archfiend and True Dragon Sword in hand, 
damaging Elizebet is gonna be tough because she has a lot of endurance. 
One combo from the dual Katanas only shave off a few bits of health, so 
it will be quite difficult to pull off.

But just like the previous battle with her, evade her zooms and try to 
rush in close to her. Evade her combos and rush in with some combos.

The battle will take a while to finish, so finish her off!


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++AREA: BLOOD CHAPEL

After the battle with Elizebet, take the HEART OF CRIMSON BLOOD item 
from the floor. Use the portal to enter an arena filled with MORE 
Ninjas. Slice and dice up the ninjas in the arena to trigger the next 
cutscene.


++AREA: GATEWAY OF JUDGEMENT

Open the chest behind Ryu and then stock up at the Muramasa Statue. Now 
approach the Save Statue and SAVE your game.


SAVE GAME


There's no turning back once you go through the door, so take some time 
to reflect on your past efforts. When you're super pumped to go, enter 
the large black doorway. Your time of judgment is at hand! 


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                  +++   BOSS BATTLE: DAGRA DAI   +++ 
           ___  ___  ___ ___   ___   _ _____ _____ _    ___ 
          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


--BOSS ATTACKS:

TENTACLE WHIP (GROUND)
TENTACLE WHIP (AIR)
Stay evasive from Dagra Dai and keep blocking as much as you can. His 
tentacle whips are quite painful if you don't block!

DOKU STAB
This move is pretty unavoidable. He can do this move regardless if you 
are blocking, so just consider yourself lucky if he doesn't do this move 
too often during battle.

ELECTRIC BLAST
For this move, Dagra Dai stands in one place and starts blasting 
electric currents on the ground. Use LOTS of Reverse Wind and then rush 
in close to him as he recovers so that you can damage him.


--BOSS TACTICS:

Dagra Dai will have a trio of Van Gelfs assisting him for the battle. 
Avoid using Ninpo for the first part of the battle and focus on trying 
to kill of the Van Gelfs with the Enma Fang (while avoiding Dagra Dai's 
attacks).

When Dagra Dai is solo, try to rush in and get in some combos on him. 
Evade his tentacle whip and then home in with a combo. There's no real 
weakness to exploit for Dagra Dai, so just be aggressive and get in as 
much hits as you can while evading his attacks.

When the Van Gelfs reappear, start using Wind Blades Ninpo to slice them 
apart. Obliterate the Van Gelfs and try to use their Essence for a UT on 
Dagra Dai. Defeat Dagra Dai to trigger the next boss battle.


++AREA: ARCHFIEND SPIRAL

Work your way up the spiral by using the Bird Flip at the wall chasms. 


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          | _ )/ _ \/ __/ __| | _ ) /_\_   _|_   _| |  | __|
          | _ \ (_) \__ \__ \ | _ \/ _ \| |   | | | |__| _| 
          |___/\___/|___/___/ |___/_/ \_\_|   |_| |____|___|


             +++   BOSS BATTLE: ARCHFIEND - PART ONE   +++


--BOSS ATTACKS

ARCHFIEND BLAST
GHOSTLY APPARITIONS
Simply stay AWAY from the middle of the platform and stay evasive. When 
he opens his mouth to blast the area, jump to one side to stay safe.

PILE OF PUKE
When you damage the boss, he recoils by spitting out a bunch of bloody 
puke. Just use Reverse Winds to get out of the way.


--BOSS TACTICS:

The first half of the battle is a three-part affair, but the strategy is 
the same for all of the parts. For this battle, you need to equip the 
Fiend's Bane Bow.

Evade his attacks and target and aim for his head. One shot to the head 
damages him and activates the Orb in the middle of its body for a few 
seconds. After damaging the head, evade the red puke and then QUICKLY 
aim and shoot at the glowing Orb in its body until he turns off.

From there, evade its blasts, aim for the head and shoot it with an 
arrow again to make it recoil and activate the Orb. Evade the puke and 
then target and aim at the Orb and shoot it!


After it loses 50% of its health, it climbs up the Spiral. Follow him by 
using the chasms on the wall and Bird Flip to the top of the Spiral. Use 
the same tactics for the next two parts of this battle and you should be 
able to defeat him with ease!

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              +++   BOSS BATTLE: ARCHFIEND - PART TWO   +++


The final battle with the Archfiend is NOT as difficult as it looks! The 
boss will only have two moments when you can damage him: 

--When he is holding onto the ledge, stand next to its arms and smack 
all the combos on his arms until he flies away (similar to the Buddha 
and Statue Of Liberty battles).

--The only other time to damage him is when he is walking on the 
platform (he'll just walk towards you but not damage you). Simply pile 
on the combos on his legs to reduce his health.


When the Archfiend flies away and tosses fireballs or electric currents, 
just use LOTS of non-stop evasion to avoid them. This battle will be 
quite lengthy because the boss just likes to fly away and toss fireballs 
all day long, but just be patient and this battle will be over soon!


                 MON CONGRATS, YOU COMPLETED THE GAME!


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         +++   BLACK NUBIAN STEEL - THE SECRETS & UNLOCKABLES   +++
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           / / / _  / _/  _\ \/ _// /__/ , _/ _/  / / _\ \  
          /_/ /_//_/___/ /___/___/\___/_/|_/___/ /_/ /___/  
              

--PATH OF THE MENTOR
Complete Path of the Warrior difficulty to unlock the next difficulty.

--FIEND HAYABUSA COSTUME
Complete Path of the Warrior difficulty to unlock this costume.

--WHITE FALCON COSTUME
This costume is obtainable only thru a special coupon code given from 
Gamestop for the Playstation Store. 

--TEAM MISSIONS
Complete Chapter 1 on any difficulty to unlock this mode.

--CHAPTER CHALLENGE
Complete the game to unlock this mode. In this mode, Ryu can replay any 
chapter for any (unlocked) difficulty with all his upgraded weapons and 
(some) Ninpo intact from Story Mode.

--TEAMMATES
Complete Momiji, Rachel, and Ayane's chapters in Story Mode to unlock 
them for use in Team Missions!

--TEAM MISSION ALTERNATE COSTUMES
Complete the game to unlock the alternate costumes for your teammates.

--MUSIC TEST
Complete the game to unlock this option in the OPTIONS menu.


++NEW GAME PLUS NOTE:
Unlike the Xbox 360 version, once you complete Chapter 17 of Story Mode, 
THAT'S IT! You cannot restart a new playthrough with your upgraded 
weapons. If you want to use all your upgraded weapons for Story Mode, 
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                  +++   CRYSTAL SKULL LOCATIONS   +++
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All the Crystal Skull locations remain unchanged (except for ONE) 
from their locations in the Xbox 360 version, so I'll use the same 
list I made from before to this list below. Ready?


#1 - CHAPTER 1
Adjacent rooftop from where you find the first Lives of the 
Thousand Gods item.

#2 - CHAPTER 1
It's on the balcony where you encountered the archers for the first 
time. Stand in front of the cherry blossom tree and use a Bird Flip 
to reach a small ledge. Approach the balcony with the archers to 
find the skull sitting next to them.

#3 - CHAPTER 2
Bottom of the river underneath Central Bridge.

#4 - CHAPTER 2
Sitting on a shelf in between the rooms where you find the 
ULTRAMARINE and VERMILION JEWELS.

#5 - CHAPTER 3
On the top of the stairs after finding the VIGOORIAN FLAILS.

#6 - CHAPTER 3
In the area where you first see the giant ventilation fans. Blast 
the first fan to reach the skull behind it.

#7 - CHAPTER 4
It is located on an upper metal ledge in a back alley after exiting 
the subway. Use a Wall Run from the left side of the wall to reach 
the metal ledge.

#8 - CHAPTER 4
It's on the ledge just near the ladder going towards the Brooklyn 
Bridge. You can't miss this one!

#9 - CHAPTER 4
It's located on the first floor of the Statue of Liberty stairway 
(with the broken elevator). It is on a metal beam just across the 
Save Statue. Use a Wall Run to reach the metal beams.

#10 - CHAPTER 6
It's located on a gondola across the river. Take the stairs going 
to the river and run across the water to the gondola.

#11 - CHAPTER 6
It's sitting on the table at the restaurant area after the first 
Save Statue. You can't miss it!

#12 - CHAPTER 6
There is a single gondola sitting nearby a water alley. Swim past 
the alley to find the skull under the water.

#13 - CHAPTER 7
The skull is under some wreckage right across from Muramasa's 
Statue at the beginning of the chapter. Rotate the camera to see 
it. Go around the wreckage and jump down to get it.

#14 - CHAPTER 7
After exiting the caverns to the castle, there is a guillotine 
across from the Save Statue. Attack the guillotine to reveal the 
skull.

#15 - CHAPTER 7
This skull is found inside the castle library. Attack the shelf on 
the upper left to reveal the skull.

#16 - CHAPTER 9
This one is inside the flight control panel of the Daedalus 
cockpit. Destroy the controls to reveal the skull.

#17 - CHAPTER 9
This skull is located under some fallen wreckage.

#18 - CHAPTER 10
The skull is in the corner of the alley where you encounter the 
hard-to-see landmines and turrets. 

#19 - CHAPTER 10
The skull is sitting next to some candles as you go down the 
stairway in the Belltower.

#20 - CHAPTER 10
This one is sitting across the bar inside the train.

#21 - CHAPTER 10
This one is on one of the large clock gears just before the 
Zedonius battle. You can't miss it!

#22 - CHAPTER 12
This one is found in the river stronghold where you encounter many 
ballistics soldiers. It's tied to a piece of rope on the watchtower 
to the right side of the stronghold.

#23 - CHAPTER 12
This skull is found near the Save Statue across the Zipline. Use 
the zipline and swing to the hard-to-see branches to find the skull 
next to a hidden Muramasa's Statue.

#24 - CHAPTER 12
On the other side of the swamp (where you first encounter the 
chainsaw zombies and worms) is a Crystal Skull in the corner.

#25 - CHAPTER 12
After the cutscene with the floating dead ninja bodies, dive into 
the river and look for the dead body holding the skull.

#26 - CHAPTER 13
After defeating the first batch of acid worms, there will be a pair 
walls to use the Wall Run to get to the next acid river. The skull 
is on top of the walls. Use a Wall Run to reach it.

#27 - CHAPTER 13
As you approach the stairway, you will encounter a large gang of 
mini-dragons and Van Gelfs. Go all the way down the stairs and 
around the corner to see the skull sitting in the ground.

#28 - CHAPTER 14
This skull is in the alleyway at the Hayabusa Village entrance. 
Enter the alley to find a dead body and there will be a enclosure 
next to it. Enter the enclosure and rotate the camera to see the 
well-hidden skull.

#29 - CHAPTER 14
After emerging out of the water to the grassy field, there is a 
little wooden shack. Slice it open to reveal the skull.

#30 - CHAPTER 14
The skull is in a small enclosure in the Valley Shadows at the 
bottom of the Ninja Fortress. This is the same area where Ryu found 
his first Ninpo scroll in the first Sigma game.


ALRIGHT, THAT'S IT! You just found all 30 Crystal Skulls!


If you still need visual help, I've created a High Def video that 
will show you where to obtain each skull. Copy and paste this URL 
to watch the HD video for skulls #1-10:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UXbSEX-99k


Copy and paste this URL for the HD video for skulls #11-20:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQN0AL0CwVs


One more Skulls video to go!


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           +++   HOLIER THAN THOU - TEAM MISSIONS   +++
    _____________   __  ___  __  _______________________  _  ______
   /_  __/ __/ _ | /  |/  / /  |/  /  _/ __/ __/  _/ __ \/ |/ / __/
    / / / _// __ |/ /|_/ / / /|_/ // /_\ \_\ \_/ // /_/ /    /\ \  
   /_/ /___/_/ |_/_/  /_/ /_/  /_/___/___/___/___/\____/_/|_/___/  
                                                                     

In the first Sigma game, a mode called MISSIONS MODE allowed Ryu to do 
various wacky missions all involving killing lots of things without 
dying. For Sigma II, the aesthetic is changed a bit.

All of Ryu's missions involve either a doppelganger as a partner or with 
any of the other three ladies (Ayane, Momiji, Rachel). Each Mission is 
ranked in a certain difficulty tier, hence, you CANNOT do the same 
mission on separate difficulties!

Ryu and his partner can equip whichever weapon, Ninpo, projectile, and 
costume they want. If a partner perishes in battle, approach them 
quickly to initiate healing (if not, the mission ends). This can be done 
as many times as long as one of you is still active. READY?


--ACOLYTE MISSIONS
   ___   _____ ____   ____  __ ______ ____
  / _ | / ___// __ \ / /\ \/ //_  __// __/
 / __ |/ /__ / /_/ // /__\  /  / /  / _/  
/_/ |_|\___/ \____//____//_/  /_/  /___/  
                                       

#1 - SEEK AND DESTROY THE BLACK SPIDER NINJA!
#2 - ELIMINATE THE TACTICAL NINJA!
#3 - ELIMINATE THE BLACK SPIDER NINJA FROM THE CASTLE OF THE DRAGON!
#4 - DESTROY THE FIENDS FROM THE UNDERWORLD!
#5 - ELIMINATE THE WEREWOLVES!
#6 - CLEANSE THE CITY OF WATER OF FIENDS!
#7 - HUNT AND DESTROY ALL FORCES ON THE FLYING FORTRESS!
#8 - ELIMINATE ALL TACTICAL NINJA!
#9 - ELIMINATE ALL BLACK SPIDER NINJA!
#10 - SEEK AND DESTROY FIENDS IN THE RUINS!


--WARRIOR MISSIONS
 _      __ ___    ___   ___   ____ ____   ___ 
| | /| / // _ |  / _ \ / _ \ /  _// __ \ / _ \
| |/ |/ // __ | / , _// , _/_/ / / /_/ // , _/
|__/|__//_/ |_|/_/|_|/_/|_|/___/ \____//_/|_|


#1 - DESTROY THE GIANT STATUE ON THE ROOFTOP PLATFORM!
#2 - SMASH THE GIANT STATUE!
#3 - DESTROY THE GIANT FIEND IN THE COLOSSEUM!
#4 - DESTROY THE GREATER FIEND OF LIGHTNING!
#5 - ELIMINATE THE GREATER FIEND OF BLOOD!
#6 - DESTROY THE DRAGON IN THE SNOWFIELD!
#7 - EXTREMINATE THE FIENDS AMIDST THE SKYSCRAPERS!
#8 - SMASH THE WINGED GREATER FIEND!
#9 - ELIMINATE THE EVIL NINJA FROM THE CITY OF WATER!
#10 - DESTROY THE BLACK SPIDER FIEND!


--MENTOR MISSIONS
   __  ___ ____ _  __ ______ ____   ___ 
  /  |/  // __// |/ //_  __// __ \ / _ \
 / /|_/ // _/ /    /  / /  / /_/ // , _/
/_/  /_//___//_/|_/  /_/   \____//_/|_| 
                                       

#1 - ELIMINATE ALL BLACK SPIDER NINJA!
#2 - EXTERMINATE ALL TACTICAL NINJA!
#3 - EXTERMINATE THE FIENDS IN THE CITY!
#4 - DEFEAT THE FALLEN NINJA, GENSHIN!
#5 - DESTROY THE PAIR OF GIANT FIENDS!


--MASTER NINJA MISSIONS
   __  ___ ___    ____ ______ ____ ___    _  __ ____ _  __    __ ___ 
  /  |/  // _ |  / __//_  __// __// _ \  / |/ //  _// |/ /__ / // _ |
 / /|_/ // __ | _\ \   / /  / _/ / , _/ /    /_/ / /    // // // __ |
/_/  /_//_/ |_|/___/  /_/  /___//_/|_| /_/|_//___//_/|_/ \___//_/ |_|
                                                                     

#1 - ELIMINATE ALL FIENDS IN THE COLOSSEUM!
#2 - DESTROY THE DRAGON FLYING IN THE CANYON!
#3 - DESTROY ALL GREATER FIENDS!
#4 - DEFEAT 100 FIENDS!
#5 - ELIMINATE ALL FIENDS FROM GROUND AND SKY!


--ULTIMATE NINJA MISSIONS
  __  __ __  ______ ____ __  ___ ___  ______ ____
 / / / // / /_  __//  _//  |/  // _ |/_  __// __/
/ /_/ // /__ / /  _/ / / /|_/ // __ | / /  / _/  
\____//____//_/  /___//_/  /_//_/ |_|/_/  /___/  
                                               

#1 - DEFEAT THE FOUR GREATER FIENDS!
#2 - EXTERMINATE THE BLACK SPIDER NINJA CLAN!
#3 - SMASH THE GIANT STATUES
#4 - DEFEAT THE MYSTERIOUS MASTER NINJA!
#5 - DESTROY THE MYSTERIOUS MASTER NINJA!


Rewards are given in the forms of Medals. For successfully completing 
each mission, you will either receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal!


++DIFFICULTY NOTE:
All Missions are playable Offline, but with a CPU partner. The CPU is 
not very skillful beyond Warrior difficulty, so if you are attempting to 
get Gold Medals for Mentor difficulty and higher, then its better to 
recruit a partner Online with higher skills!


GOOD LUCK!


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LL1.                +++   XBOX TO PS3 CHANGES   +++

          _  _____  ____  _  __  __________    ___  ________
         | |/_/ _ )/ __ \| |/_/ /_  __/ __ \  / _ \/ __/_  /
        _>    <    / / / /_/ / / ___/\ \_/_ < 
       /_/|_/____/\____/_/|_|   /_/  \____/ /_/  /___/____/ 
                                                    

A lot of gameplay aspects were changed to make the game less 
frustrating. While the difficulty is still the same, read below what 
Team Ninja changed up for the second go-around.

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                    +++   GAMEPLAY ASPECTS   +++


--BLOOD AND GORE

XBOX 360 VERSION: Ninja Gaiden 2 was just SOAKED in buckets and buckets 
of blood. Everything from the slicing of limbs to decapitations made the 
first game look like a PG-13 movie.

PS3 VERSION: For Sigma II, Team Ninja took away nearly 90% of all the 
blood splatter and the guts and gore. Most of Ryu's Obliteration 
techniques leave a purple-mist glow when enemies are killed. Even 
cutscenes that involved bloody sword slicing have been toned down to 
look as if Ryu is just smacking the enemy with a whiffle ball bat.
 

--PROJECTILES

XBOX 360 VERSION: For Ninja Gaiden 2, Ryu had access to a series of 
projectiles that he could double-charge and fling at enemies for more 
damage. All of the projectiles like the Windmill Shuriken, Incendiary 
Shuriken, and the Gatling Gun appeared in the game.

PS3 VERSION: In Sigma II, Ryu has INFINITE projectiles! The only problem 
is that he only has TWO of them. The Windmill Shuriken, Incendiary 
Shurikens, and the Gatling Gun were deleted from the game! But those 
deletions bring forth a new projectile weapon called the Howling Cannon, 
which fires cannonballs!


--THE AIM AND TARGET RETICLE

XBOX 360 VERSION: In Ninja Gaiden 2, when Ryu equipped the Fiend's Bane 
Bow, he could manually aim and target enemies as well as close-in on far 
away enemies. The only thing was that he couldn't move while aiming. 
Also, Ryu could only equip 30 arrows at a time, hence, he would need to 
restock from a dead body.

PS3 VERSION: For Sigma II, you have to press one button to AIM the Bow 
(it brings up a reticle) and then press another Button to fling arrows. 
When Ryu is aiming the bow or cannon, he can also move in any direction.


--WEAPONS

PS3 VERSION: For Sigma II, Team Ninja added ONE more weapon into the mix 
called the Enma Fang. The 360 version lacked any big and stronger 
weapons (no, the Scythe doesn't count) hence, some battles were just too 
difficult to comprehend. But the return of the big weapon has made 
battles a lot more fun and definitely easier than before.


--MURAMASA STATUE

XBOX 360 VERSION: For Ninja Gaiden 2, Ryu could immediately start 
upgrading his weapons and buying lots of Health items from Muramasa in 
Chapter 1. Health Enhancement items were also sold at Muramasa's.

PS3 VERSION: In Sigma II, Muramasa has TWO separate statues, a gold and 
blue statue. At the Blue Statues, Ryu receives FREE weapons upgrades 
from Muramasa, so there's no need to waste any cash. Also, Muramasa only 
sells heath items! No more Lives of the Thousand Gods, Jewel Of The 
Demon Seal, or Life Of The Gods are sold by him.


--TEST OF VALOR

XBOX 360 VERSION: From Chapter 3 and on, Ryu would run into large 
glowing portals in various areas. These portals would lead to a large 
fiendish arena where he would be bombarded by various mixed enemies. 
Once he defeated the lot of enemies, he would receive a prize like a 
Health Enhancement item!

PS3 VERSION: For Sigma II, the Test Of Valor has been completely deleted 
from the game. All the Test of Valor locations are still intact from the 
360 version, but there is no portal.


--DOORWAYS

XBOX 360 VERSION: In Ninja Gaiden 2, anytime Ryu would reach a closed 
door or gate, all you had to do was press the INTERACT button and he 
would kick the door open. No biggie, right?

PS3 VERSION: For Sigma II, Ryu can no longer open doors. In order for 
him to open a doorway, Ryu would need to open a chest or defeat enemies 
and the door would open automatically for him. In some chapters, when 
Ryu approaches a door, it will manually open itself. WEIRD, isn't it?


--KEY ITEMS

XBOX 360 VERSION: For Ninja Gaiden 2, Ryu needed to collect various Key 
Items in order to open doors and gates throughout the game.

PS3 VERSION: In Sigma II, all of the Key Items from the 360 version were 
deleted COMPLETELY. All of the inaccessible areas in the game that 
required a Key Item only require Ryu to defeat a set of enemies in order 
for the door to be opened.


--MAPS

XBOX 360 VERSION: For Ninja Gaiden 2, there was a separate button to 
view the Map for the area. There was ZERO purpose for the map because it 
didn't tell you where to go next.

PS3 VERSION: In Sigma II, the Map button has been slightly omitted. When 
you press and hold the Re-Center Button, the camera will swing behind 
Ryu to indicate where to go for the next objective.


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              +++   ADDITIONAL AND DELETED ENEMIES   +++


--ADDITIONAL ENEMIES AND BOSSES (PS3 VERSION ONLY) 

SHADOW FIENDS
BLACK VAN GELF

BIG BUDDHA
STATUE OF LIBERTY
TENGU
OBABA
MARBUS


--ENEMY AND BOSS OMISSIONS AND DELETIONS (XBOX 360 VERSION)

The following enemies and bosses below are only found in Ninja Gaiden 2 
on the Xbox 360!


THE GIANT WORM BOSS 
There is a boss battle in the "Heart Of Darkness" chapter that took 
place in mid-chapter. When Ryu jumps down the cavern, he lands into a 
Limestone cavern with a giant Worm boss. This area and this super-
annoying boss have been completely deleted in Sigma II.


GIANT WHITE DRAGONS 
Also in the "Heart Of Darkness" chapter, the boss at the end of the 
chapter was two white dragons that threw fireballs and lasers at you. 
These two bosses were omitted in the PS3 version. The white dragon still 
appears in the PS3 version but only as an OPTIONAL boss.


RED BABY DRAGON
In the "Quickening Devastation" chapter, there was an enemy that only 
appeared once after the Armadillo battle and it was sort of a red-
colored baby dragon. Defeating it was a tad bit frustrating but it was 
the only time in the game that it showed up. This enemy has been deleted 
in the PS3 version.


THE WATER GAJA 
The Gaja enemies were capable of attacking Ryu from the water. For the 
PS3 version, the Gaja are no longer found in the water, so all of the 
water areas from the 360 versions that contained these enemies have been 
completely omitted (although the Gaja still exist in the game).


EXPLODING JELLY FISH
These annoying suckers appeared in areas of the game that had bodies of 
water, mainly, the "Aqua Capital", "Heart Of Darkness", and "Quickening 
Devastation" chapters. If Ryu touched them while running on the water, 
they would explode (hence their name). These enemies have been deleted 
in the PS3 version.


WATER SENTRY ROBOT
In the "Heart Of Darkness" chapter, there was a Water Sentry enemy that 
showed up only once. In the area where all the rocket soldiers are 
camping out, the Sentry would appear after the water gateway opened up. 
This enemy has been deleted in the PS3 version.


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                       +++   GRAPHICS UPDATE   +++


--CHAPTER 2 GENSHIN BATTLE

In the 360 version, the arena that Ryu had to battle Genshin was 
literally SO small. Half the room was consumed in fire, hence, a smaller 
area to fight. For the PS3 version, the room was been widened into a 
bigger arena with enough room for evasion.


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          +++   CHAPTER ADDITIONS/DELETIONS/OMISSIONS   +++


--CHAPTER 2 OMISSION

In Sigma II, the mission begins at Hayabusa Village during the daytime. 
In the 360 version, the mission takes place at night.


--CHAPTER 2 DELETION 

In Hayabusa Village, there was a large candle shrine just near the 
Castle Gate entrance. This was where Ryu obtained the ROD OF TRIALS item 
to use for the Test Of Valor. In the PS3 version, the shrine is replaced 
with a large cherry blossom tree.


--CHAPTER 2 DELETION

Inside Hayabusa Castle, there was a Golden Dragon puzzle that Ryu had to 
solve involving obtaining the Ultramarine and Vermilion Jewels in order 
to open a new path to the roof. For the PS3 version, the puzzle is 
already solved and all Ryu has to do is defeat a bunch of enemies.


--CHAPTER 3 OMISSION
In the first tunnel area of the sewers (where Ryu encounters the 
surprise Van Gelf), there was a separate tunnel on the left side that 
contained a Crystal Skull sitting by itself on a platform. You had to 
use the TECHNIQUE OF SHADOWLESS FOOTSTEPS to reach it. This area does 
not exist in the PS3 version and the Crystal Skull was relocated to a 
different area of the sewers.


--CHAPTER 3 OMISSION
In the sewer area, there is an area with large ventilation fans. After 
destroying the fans, there was an area of the sewer behind it that 
contained a few more chests of goodies. This area has been sealed off in 
the PS3 version.


--CHAPTER 11 DELETIONS

In the Hayabusa Village, there is a house that required the "Shrine-
Maiden's Key", which was found in the Hayabusa Graveyard. Inside the 
house was the Windmill Shuriken item. Since there are NO Key Items in 
Sigma II, the house remains locked for the whole game.


--CHAPTER 14 ADDITIONS (PS3 VERSION)

In the "Tempered Gravestone" chapter of the PS3 version, Ryu encounters 
the Tengu bosses from Momiji's chapter. He also encounters one more 
Tengu boss at the Ninja Graveyard area of the chapter. In the 360 
version, Ryu just encounters wave after wave of Ninjas in these areas.


--CHAPTER 15 OMISSIONS (PS3 VERSIONS)

In the "Quickening Devastation" chapter of the PS3 version, the first 
boss Ryu encounters is Marbus. In the 360 version, Ryu encounters TWO 
Armadillo bosses in that area.


--CHAPTER 17 DELETIONS 

In the "Poisoned Blood" chapter, there is a section of the game before 
facing off against Dagra Dai where Ryu traverses a green pathway filled 
with Van Gelf enemies. In the PS3 version, this path has been deleted.



That's all the changes I've found so far! If there is something big that 
I missed, e-mail and tell me what it is and I'll post your findings here 
with credit.


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            +++   SPACKLING THE CURTAINS - BIG THANKS   +++
             ___  _________  ________ _____   _  ____ ______
            / _ )/  _/ ___/ /_  __/ // / _ | / |/ / //_/ __/
           / _  |/ // (_ /   / / / _  / __ |/    / ,< _\ \  
          /____/___/\___/   /_/ /_//_/_/ |_/_/|_/_/|_/___/  
                                                          

Big thanks to the following:

--The Victoria's Secret Angels (STOP IT WITH THE PREGNANCIES!!!)
--My homegirlz at Lima-Fans, WE ROCK!
--Jana Miartusova and Angel Dark
--Dildos With Discoballs


And, last but not least, a big shout-out to all of the original NG 
veterans from 2004. If you guys are still out there, give me a holla! 
But not the NGB vets becuz you weren't there the first time like us.


++ADDITIONAL THANKS:
mtg05ss, simonsez9, Mathijs Addink, Duncan Middleton, Steve Budd, Jimmy 
Phung and Jesse Rice.


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