Set to be most violence game in the Ninja Gaiden seriesTeam Ninja's rib-cracking beat 'em up, Ninja Gaiden 2 is set to be the most bloodiest and violent game in the franchise's history.
Previous Ninja Gaiden titles have had a '15' rating awarded to them by the BBFC, but Ninja Gaiden2, which is due for release in June, has had an '18' rating slapped on it for its over the top violence.
According to the BBFC website:
The game was classified '18' for strong, bloody violence. This includes sight of Ryu's weapons sending body parts flying through the air and onto the walls and the ground, with blood splattering beside them. Ryu gathers various weapons as the game progresses, including a sword, nunchucks, bow & arrow, twin swords, a scythe, metal claws and so on.
Each of these produces slightly different gore effects against the enemies - for example a staff weapon reduces bodies to sticky lumps of flesh. The player can also use special powers, including the ability to set enemies on fire - this results in sight of the immolated victims screaming and twitching after falling to the ground.
If that isn't enough to get you excited, er...I mean put you off (these violent video games will destroy our children), the game will also contain a 'cutscene' in which a female character bathes in blood and talks to Ryu with her breasts and buttocks (tits and ass)visible. Shocking!
Great, another game to rile those do-gooders. Ninja Gaiden II is due for release on June 6th.