To be honest with you, I’ve never been that sold on the new Shinobi game, but this trailer really makes me want to pick it up. Instead of promoting the main game, this video highlights the unlockable VR stages, characters, modes, and achievements that are meant to keep you playing long after you’ve finished the bulk of the game.
Of particular interest is the super-challenging Retro Mode, which burdens you with the same one-hit-kill weakness as your enemies. The VR stages also look pretty cool, with a visual style similar to the classic VR Missions in Metal Gear Solid. Hopefully, their challenge is substantial enough to warrant a good amount of extra play.
Anyway, if you’re still on the fence about trying out the new Shinobi, you definitely need to watch this video. It has this skeptic closer than ever to pulling out his wallet.
[Source: Sega Blog]