So, yea. About 99.9% of PS3 owners are excited that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is making it’s way to Sony’s excessively large console. Especially to rub it in the faces of Xbox 360 fanboys who constantly sat there shaking their fingers and laughing at the thought of Tecmo’s badass ninja staying exclusive to Microsoft’s red-ringing console. It was a great moment while the thought lasted but, sadly, Mr. Ryu Hayabusa decided that he wanted to dash his way over to the PS3 and bring with him a bag of goodies which he dubbed “extra-features-that-the-Xbox-360-version-never-had.” And if you thought that was great, wait until you find out what our allies over in Europe will be getting.Tecmo Koei Europe Limited announced today details of the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Collector’s Edition – along with a nice, subtle price tag of £49.99 – which will be sold on October 2nd, 2009 exclusively at the UK HMV stores. The release dates coincides with the release of the standard, super hot, more intense than the Xbox 360 edition (have to make it sound a little bit more appealing, for crying out loud) us yankess will be getting. No tears comin’ down your face yet? Ok. Here are the nifty little things that come along with the European only Collector’s Edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Aaaaaand begin:
- A copy of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (which we’ll be getting as well, so ha!)
- Limited Edition 80 page ‘Ninja Gaiden Treasury’ featuring:
– Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 prologue comic written and designed by Team NINJA, which sheds more light on the intriguing storylines of Ninja Gaiden.
-Character and Concept Art Gallery .
– Lite-Strategy Guide including: Weapon Profiles for the 4 playable characters. Combos & Ninpos. Hints and Tips for Story Mode and Team Missions.
– Commentary from Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 producer Yosuke Hayashi, the Lead Artists behind the game and one final Tidbit from Team NINJA….
- Complete, limited edition original soundtrack CD.
- Exclusive downloadable costume available through the PlayStation Network.
So, we’re basically just getting a game as compared to our European brethren who will be enjoying the fruits of awesomeness which will come packaged and tightly sealed in the Collector’s Edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Tecmo… I hate you.