IGN writes: "We have the first six levels of Ninja Gaiden II in hand. While some aspects remain unfinished, there is still plenty to report. For the rest of the week, we'll be looking at different aspects of NG2 to get you prepped both for the May demo and for the full release on June 3. While we have lots to talk about, Team Ninja has put a chokehold on assets. We won't have any new videos for you and don't have screens for some of the things we'll be discussing. Sorry, Virginia, there ain't no Santa Claus.
Today we take a look at the melee weapons of Ninja Gaiden II. We found quite a number of weapons during the first six chapters. Most will be familiar to fans of NG1, but all have some improvements. It should be noted that, at least for every melee weapon we discovered, the focus is on speed. Even cumbersome weapons of the past are now quick-strike items. And with so many enemies coming at you, Ninja Gaiden II wouldn't work any other way."