Ninja Gaiden II certainly makes some changes when it comes to melee weapons, but it doesn't do a whole lot with ranged weapons. There are four ranged weapons that IGN came across in the first six chapters of Ninja Gaiden II: shurikens, incendiary shurikens, Fiend's Bane Bow, and the Gatling spear gun. As with the last Ninja Gaiden, you can't upgrade the ranged weapons. Instead, you just find alternate versions. The focus remains on melee combat, but these weapons do have their uses.