Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for Vita also adds 'Hero Mode'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2011 4:15pm PST

How many times can you remake a game? Team Ninja can seemingly do it forever, having transformed the original Ninja Gaiden on Xbox into Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PlayStation Vita. The Vita version adds upon the "director's cut" version made for Sigma with even more new content.

For example, Plus includes a new mission mode called "The Way of the Ninja," which will focus on "more varied gameplay." For example, one level will force you to exclusively use projectiles.

Of course, requisite Vita features, like the touch screen and gyroscope, are also being taken advantage of with Plus. According to Siliconera, the rear touch panel will let you power up your ninpo powers, and you'll be able to aim using the system's tilt functionality.

However, the most controversial addition will be "hero mode," a new feature being added to Ninja Gaiden 3. This feature is designed for newcomers, and will allow Ryu to automatically guard against attacks. Under Team Ninja's new leadership, the once notoriously-difficult franchise is certainly trying its all to appeal to the casual audience.

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