Tecmo Koei announced today that Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus will join the massive list of PlayStation Vita launch titles when the system launches in North America next month. While we already knew that the game was part of the handheld’s launch window, Tecmo Koei has now confirmed that it will be available alongside the system on February 22nd.
According to Tecmo Koei, the game combines “the high speed unique action of Ninja Gaiden with the exciting new features of the Vita, including the touchscreen, gyro sensor, and the rear touch pad.” The game will alternate between first and third-person views, “using the gyro sensor to target your enemies and shoot projectiles, and launching stronger Ninpo using the rear touch pad.” The game will include multiple difficulty settings, as well as Mission Mode and Ninja Trials.
“The Ninja Gaiden series lends itself to a great experience on this amazing new platform,” said Yosuke Hayashi, head of Team Ninja. “We’re confident that gamers, both our fans and those new to the series, will find Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus to be a thrilling and challenging experience that lives up to the spirit of what the series is best known for while offering a host of new and portable gameplay mechanics.”