Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will ship for the Nintendo DS in March 2008, Tecmo announced late today. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will be the first Ninja Gaiden game for Nintendo DS, and it will let players use the DS stylus to control Ryu Hayabusa like never before.
Developed by Tomonobu Itagaki and the Team Ninja development studio, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword features fast Ninja Gaiden-style action, numerous enemies and a new story. Various directional movements and taps with the DS stylus will activate Ryu Hayabusa to run, jump, attack and cast Ninpo (Ninja Magic). Certain movement combinations will allow players to perform special attacks like the “Izuna Drop” and the “Cicada Slash,” which were made famous in the Ninja Gaiden console games.
In advance of the game’s release, Tecmo has made available a a demo on the DS Download Station. This demo gives DS owners a taste of the fast-paced Ninja Gaiden action that will come to Nintendo’s handheld in March.