With Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection dropping today with Xbox Game Pass, we wanted to look back at some of the most brutal, frenetic fight scenes in franchise history to help pump you up to dive back into this classic collection of games. As a follow-up to our Baddest Bosses in the Business Xbox Wire feature, we’re presenting the three best fights across the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. Time to make Ryu Hayabusa proud and start slicing up baddies like a boss!
Fight #1: Ninja Gaiden Sigma – Murai
At the end of the game Ryu battles a much faster version of Murai, a ruthless warrior who has also added some of Doku’s attacks to his arsenal. Cap it off with the fact that if this boss kills you, you actually have to start the entire final level from scratch, and this becomes a battle for the ages! Murai is the uncle of Ryu Hayabusa and former warlord in charge of the Shadow Ninja Clan. Grabbing the Dark Dragon Blade, Murai attempts to kill his nephew. Use a series of Flying Swallow attacks to ensure it is Murai who meets his fate, and not Ryu.
Fight #2: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 – Elizabet
One of Vazdah’s Four Greater Fiend Lords, Elizabet is also the Ruler of Crimson Blood and Queen. Fitting her Crimson Blood title, Elizabet actually shoots blood at our favorite ninja, and if the blood strikes Hayabusa, Elizabet will regain health points. Use the Eclipse Scythe to strike from mid-range while avoiding her blood-draining maneuvers. Defeat her to collect the Heart of Crimson Blood!
Fight #3: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge – Goddess
The final boss of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, Goddess is a deity created by the Lords of Alchemy. Made through a combination of biotech and magic, Goddess is an enormous creature being used as a weapon to destroy the old world while hoping to create a new one in its place. At the beginning of the fight, concentrate your attacks on the surrounding chimera. After clearing the enemies, Goddess will attempt to slay you with her sword and smash you with her giant arm. Slide under the sword attacks, dodge the arm smash, then quickly attack her arm to cause damage. Eventually, a quick time event plays out leading to the final sequence of the game. Can Ryu Hayabusa save the day (and the world)!?
Find out (and fight) for yourself today — experience the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection today with Xbox Game Pass!
NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection
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Look forward to heated battles with fearsome opponents! In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, 4 other characters, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi, are also playable. You can create a tag team with your favorite characters and freely swap out the playable character during battles.
※The heroines included in this title are the same as the original versions. In addition, the characters that are playable and scenes (modes) vary for each title. All of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes for each title are included in this one set. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, each of the other characters also have many different costumes to choose from, allowing you to enjoy action packed battles in whichever outfit you prefer. ■Included Titles NINJA GAIDEN Σ NINJA GAIDEN Σ2 NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge ※Online multiplayer is not available for the “TAG MISSIONS” in NINJA GAIDEN Σ2. ※The “Shadow of the world” “Clan battle” for NINJA GAIDEN 3 Razer's Edge is not included.
Online multiplayer is not available for “ninja trials”.
※"NINJA GAIDEN Σ2" and "NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor's Edge" are also available in Traditional Chinese.
※"NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection Deluxe Edition" is also available for purchase. Be careful to avoid making a redundant purchase.
※Only Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S support 4K resolution. Xbox One S does not support 4K resolution.
※Please uninstall and then reinstall NINJA GAIDEN Σ and NINJA GAIDEN Σ2. This will allow the graphics to display properly.
※If you are using Windows® 11, the requirements for the PC version will conform to the Windows® 11 system requirements.
※For details regarding the PC version, please check the official website.
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