Ryu starts off with a big ol' sword, lightning-fast reflexes and a cool assortment of ninja powers. Along the way, Ryu picks up a few other interesting weapons, as well as a few interesting - and often scantily clad - allies. These allies provide the opportunity for the best addition to the game: cooperative play. You can join a friend online or use a computer-controlled partner to tackle more than 30 team missions. Unfortunately, there's no split-screen co-op, which would have made the option even better.