Tecmo today announced the release date for Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, its DS-exclsuive Ninja Gaiden game: March 25. Tecmo will be hosting a launch event at the Nintendo World Store in New York City on March 26 from 12-4pm.
Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword is the first handheld installment in the popular series. In this game, players fight enemy ninjas and battle various fiends while uncovering all the mysteries of Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword.
The Nintendo DS game includes an all-new storyline for the series: A young Ninja (Ryu Hayabusa), survivor of the Hayabusa clan and descendant of the Dragon Lineage, took up his family’s legendary birthright, the Dragon Sword, to face this threat alone. At the end of an intense battle, Ryu shattered the evil Dark Dragon Blade into countless shards with a blow from his Dragon Sword. Six months have passed since what is now known as the Dark “Dragon Blade Incident.”
Since the game’s on the Nintendo DS, players will use the DS stylus to smoothly maneuver (slide, tap, up/down) and fight through levels. In addition, players can use the DS Stylus to draw various symbols that quickly execute numerous types of Ninpo (magic).