Microsoft and Tecmo are ready to release some real content for Ninja Gaiden 2, with Mission mode coming on July 25th. This pack will cost 800p, while a couple of videos showing where skulls can be found will go online on friday for free. Images and details can be found inside.

Microsoft info:
Skull Videos

What: 30 videos that reveal the locations of hidden in-game skulls. Will split up into 3 packs and each contains 10 videos When: Friday, July 11 How Much: Free!

Skull Video #1:
Having a hard time discovering the crystal skulls located throughout Ninja Gaiden II? Use these videos to help you find the skulls, and earn Achievements in the process! This video shows the location of the first third of the skulls.

Skull Video #2
Having a hard time discovering the crystal skulls located throughout Ninja Gaiden II? Use these videos to help you find the skulls, and earn Achievements in the process! This video shows the location of the middle third of the skulls.

Skull Video #3
Having a hard time discovering the crystal skulls located throughout Ninja Gaiden II? Use these videos to help you find the skulls, and earn Achievements in the process! This video shows the location of the last third of the skulls.

Mission Mode

What: 25 missions (basically a new campaign mode)
When: Friday, July 25
How Much: 800 MS Points

Introducing Mission Mode, a brand-new gameplay expansion for the acclaimed action game Ninja Gaiden II. In this all new game mode, challenge your skills in self-contained missions featuring trials and tribulations not found in the standard story mode. Karma Attack missions task you with obtaining the highest score, while Survival missions give you a single weapon to fight off as many enemies as possible. Take your high scores online with Xbox LIVE and compete with players around the world on the mission leaderboards!

Mission mode images

  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
  • Ninja Gaiden DLC details - Mission mode images
Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2008-07-09 21:51:22
Finally Itagaki did something RIGHT!
But 800pts for something that should be free? and only 25 missions?
Lame!

I am sure alot of people will buy this, I will probably pick it once it's free or something.
As far as Ninja Gaiden goes, I am all ninja-out.

But as far as Skull videos?
Not interested, I got all 30 Skulls and I got the Giant Skull as well.
What I want to know is...what the hell does the Giant skull do?
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alimokrane
alimokrane
Commented on 2008-07-09 22:04:07
800MP is going overboard. Aaa not buying MS, shuv it.

PS: Sath, what the hell is this giant Skull youre talking about ?? where is it hidden ?
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2008-07-09 22:19:06
Alimo, the Giant Skull is I think AFTER you beat Volf the second time, you know the place you enter the port, you have to go through 3 long paths, each long path leads to different enemies, then on the final one, the ways split up to right and left.

If you have all 30 Skulls, the Giant Skull will be in the middle, you can't miss it.

What I heard is that the skull will add extra karma for you.

But heres the thing, once you get the Giant Skull, no matter what difficaulty you play in, that will be in your "inventory" all the time.
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Woah
Woah
Commented on 2008-07-09 22:34:58
Should have been in the game, but once again thanks to developer/publisher greed this was obviously taken out on the last minute to be released later on to make more profit.
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2008-07-09 22:40:59
Ah, its Mission Mode AND Survival Mode for 800 pts.

Mission Mode is pretty much what we know, but Survival mode is like the one from Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

I have Weapon master, and its quite cool actually.

You get to have ONE weapon, no health, no other weapon or projectiles...and you have to keep fighting until you die.

But it depends how much of NG2 you can take, not only that, but the AI is so cheap as it is in the campagin, I can't imagine how it is gonna be in these modes.
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vspectra06
vspectra06
Commented on 2008-07-09 23:02:02
$10 for 25 missions... damn you MS
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Isomac
Isomac
Commented on 2008-07-09 23:21:41
I might get this :/

Mission mode was the best part of the NGB for me.

I haven't even completed NG2 yet. Still at the beginning of the 4th level where I got at my first day :p

I probably won't even find all of the skulls. Never found the golden scarabs in NGB :P
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Jin187
Jin187
Commented on 2008-07-09 23:27:53
I still cant beat the last boss!
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Drew
Drew
Commented on 2008-07-09 23:51:49
Holy shit, people are whining about 25 missions being 800pts? $10 for 25 missions sounds like a pretty good fucking deal to me. Give me a break people.
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KahL
KahL
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:02:52
Seriously, I'd pay $10 for this. Its a expansion pack as much as NGB was... just without having it being priced on the market as a whole game. Although, I wish the costumes were an added bonus to this instead of it being sold seperately.
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FordGTGuy
FordGTGuy
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:30:04 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
$10 for 25 missions... damn you MS
Microsoft does not set the prices on marketplace content the publisher(Tecmo) does.
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Slabs
Slabs
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:41:17 In reply to FordGTGuy
Posted by FordGTGuy
Microsoft does not set the prices on marketplace content the publisher(Tecmo) does.
Microsoft are publishers for NG2 :P
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ebola9717
ebola9717
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:43:28 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
Microsoft are publishers for NG2 :P
Owned! And Microsoft is responsible for DLC costing money in the first place. Developers wanted to but stuff out for free but M$ forces them to charge for it.
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GibsonTX
GibsonTX
Commented on 2008-07-10 00:58:06 In reply to ebola9717
Posted by ebola9717
Owned! And Microsoft is responsible for DLC costing money in the first place. Developers wanted to but stuff out for free but M$ forces them to charge for it.
exactly! case in point: DLC for marble blast ultra. it never happened cause MS wanted them to set a price for it but the devs had planned on releasing it for free
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vspectra06
vspectra06
Commented on 2008-07-10 01:04:50 In reply to KahL
Posted by KahL
Seriously, I'd pay $10 for this. Its a expansion pack as much as NGB was... just without having it being priced on the market as a whole game. Although, I wish the costumes were an added bonus to this instead of it being sold seperately.
The official guide said there was an unlockable mission mode for beating the game, hinting this was originally in the game to begin with, so it's not really an expansion. To take out game content just to charge you after paying $60 for the full game is complete BS.
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WinterSnowblind
WinterSnowblind
Commented on 2008-07-10 01:14:14 In reply to ebola9717
Posted by ebola9717
Owned! And Microsoft is responsible for DLC costing money in the first place. Developers wanted to but stuff out for free but M$ forces them to charge for it.
In this case, yes it's probably Microsoft. However, many other games that are also published by Microsoft have had a lot of free content. Just look at the Halo 3 content we recieved yesterday, or the free car packs for PGR 3 & 4 and Kameo skins. I don't quite buy into the "fact" that Microsoft force all these developers to make people pay for their content.

I'm sure it was Tecmo's idea to have people give them more money without having to do any work, as much as Microsoft. And let's not pretend Nintendo and Sony are innocent here either, you only have to look at the pricing of virtual consoles games, compared to the XBLA. Or look at Namco with Ace Combat and Katamari, or Square with Little King.

Why is the blame always pointed soley at Microsoft, when there are far worse offenders out there?
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Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Commented on 2008-07-10 02:03:15 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Finally Itagaki did something RIGHT!
I knew it...I knew he'd be here first, and I'd knew those would be the first words out of his mouth.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-07-10 02:25:14 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
The official guide said there was an unlockable mission mode for beating the game, hinting this was originally in the game to begin with, so it's not really an expansion. To take out game content just to charge you after paying $60 for the full game is complete BS.
Complete games don't cost $60, they cost $80-$100.. and anyone who doesn't think that Microsoft bares the burden of blame for this is kidding themselves.

Even when they're not in direct control of pricing, it's been said time and time again by people on the inside of this industry that they strongly discourage free content. The Halo "freebies" (not including Cold Storage, which was actually free) are just bad compromises--they wait until the majority of would-be-sales have already gone through before setting it free. It's basically a tricky way into making themselves look generous with their post-release support when they're anything but.

The two most guilty parties here are 1) Microsoft and 2) the sucker consumers who supports this kind of marketing. They say, don't hate the player, hate the game--well--Microsoft invented this game.
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Kawalin
Kawalin
Commented on 2008-07-10 03:11:00
Definitely getting it. Mission mode is seriously good...

people who are complaining about paying 10 dollars for this mission mode should shut up, if you love the game, then you would pay anything for it, to support the developers. If you dont care as much about this game, then just ignore it, no one is forcing you to buy the DLC content. Besides, NG2 on the disc is a brilliant game and definitely live up to the price tag, DLC is only making it even better.

On XBOX 1 Live the DLCs were totally free, right? That was great but anyone still remembers what happened as a result? the companies just didn't want to put in more time and money to develop extra contents for the fans. Team Ninja was very kind to put out a few Hurricane Packs for the fans. I enjoyed it a lot, and this time around I wouldn't ask them to give out for free, because I am a Team Ninja fan and would love to support their effort.

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Ronsauce
Ronsauce
Commented on 2008-07-10 03:39:07 In reply to Kawalin
Maybe you should shut up. Content that was pretty much part of the final game shouldn't be held back in a ridiculous attempt at raping the consumers.
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GriftGFX - He can also<br>ban your ass!
GriftGFX
Commented on 2008-07-10 03:45:03
You would pay anything for it? Uh-oh, I hope they didn't hear that....
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broman
broman
Commented on 2008-07-10 04:32:49
Bet you anything they could've included this on the disc if they wanted to. There's no way they created this content in the month since the game came out. Of course, can we really expect anything better from Team Ninja? They released about 20 versions of DOA2.

There's no way I'm paying for some measly 25 missions I'll play only once, and will probably be more frustrating than fun. Don't think Team Ninja will ever surpass the original game's awesomeness. That was more than likely a fluke.
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Poetique
Poetique
Commented on 2008-07-10 04:51:27 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Finally Itagaki did something RIGHT!
But 800pts for something that should be free? and only 25 missions?
Lame!

I am sure alot of people will buy this, I will probably pick it once it's free or something.
As far as Ninja Gaiden goes, I am all ninja-out.

But as far as Skull videos?
Not interested, I got all 30 Skulls and I got the Giant Skull as well.
What I want to know is...what the hell does the Giant skull do?
Posted by Phaethon360
I knew it...I knew he'd be here first, and I'd knew those would be the first words out of his mouth.
Too bad Itagaki had nothing to do with it eh?
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Sath - Missed the<br>hay
Sath
Commented on 2008-07-10 07:30:25
It could be worst if Itagaki didn't add Mission Mode/Survival at all.
But...I am still not buying it, regret buying those outfits considering I had the best design since launch which was the Fiend outfit.

I will wait until it get's free or something like that, or just avoid it all together.
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barnard666
barnard666
Commented on 2008-07-10 07:49:26
$0.40 a mission - seems pretty good to me.

perhaps if they split them up and released one a week for 50MS points each you'd be happier, even though you'd end up paying more.
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