Ninja Gaiden II has gone gold, Microsoft and Team NINJA announced today. The blockbuster sequel will be hitting NZ store shelves on 12th June, exclusively for Xbox 360. Two new trailers have also been released; see below.

The game features a new engine developed "from the ground up" by Team NINJA and legendary video game developer Tomonobu Itagaki.

In Ninja Gaiden II, gamers must guide Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to avenge his clan and (of course) prevent the destruction of the human race. Armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry, players must help Ryu skillfully maneuver through "a world fraught with peril". The game will feature a new auto-health regeneration system, levels, adventures, enemies and thrilling combat, representing "a true evolution of the highly popular franchise."

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