Our sleeveless-ninja-suit-wearing friend from Tecmo
is already planning his return, according to new listings found on the ESRB's site. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
was released in 1990 in the U.S., just one year after Tecmo presented the first game
. It features the same kind of side-scrolling action as the original, with the addition of shadow-ninja clones like the ones found in Ninja Spirit.
The box warns that the game is "hard to beat!!" and we can in fact confirm this.
Also newly rated is Sega's Shining in the Darkness,
the first game in the Shining
series. Don't be discouraged by the fact that the series has been thoroughly ruined by countless mediocre spinoffs and sequels
-- while Shining in the Darkness
isn't as well-regarded as the Shining Force
games, it can still be fun for people who are into hardcore dungeon crawling.