Ninja Gaiden 2 shots brutally fun?
Stemming from a Japanese Xbox 360 page (which has now been pulled) are several screenshots of what appears to be Ninja Gaiden 2 (now graciously hosted by Gamed.nl). While the images don't look leaps and bounds above the original Ninja Gaiden, they are filled with enough new content to make us believe this is actually Ninja Gaiden 2 and not yet another remake. The shots feature new enemies and new weapons -- including claws and a scythe -- not to mention copious amounts of blood. No, seriously, there's a lot of blood. That, and just about every shot shows at least one severed appendage (or head, or torso ...).
Given the brutal nature of the screenshots, we have to wonder if the screenshots (and their subsequent disappearance) are linked to a countdown on Xbox.com. Labeled "Brutally Fun" and sporting an Asian theme, it wouldn't surprise us if the countdown is related. Either that or the powers that be have finally decided to create the long awaited final chapter of Brutal: Paws of Fury. Whatever it is, we'll know by midnight ET tonight when the countdown is set to expire.