Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Action
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 15th Oct 2007, 500 points (USA)

3DS eShop

  • 22nd Aug 2013, $4.99 (USA)
  • 29th Aug 2013, £4.49 (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 26th Nov 2015, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 18th Feb 2016, $4.99 (USA)

NES

  • 6th Apr 1990 (JPN)
  • May 1990 (USA)
  • 27th Oct 1994 (UK/EU)
Series
Ninja Gaiden
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (5)

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Screenshot
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos Screenshot

Reviews

  • 30

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

    Tough but fun Ninja action - Part 2

    For the first NES Ninja Gaiden game, Tecmo created a tough but fun action platformer. It was very different to the scrolling beat 'em up action of the arcade game, but people liked it; sales must have been good too, because Ryu Hayabusa returned for a second NES outing. Gameplay in Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword...

  • 26

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

    Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO!

    Chances are that even if you don’t know much about Ninja Gaiden, you’re at the very least aware that it’s a series synonymous with high difficulty. When the original hit the NES back in 1989, we have to imagine it lead to the demise of many controllers – we vividly recall rage-quitting on at least an occasion or two...

  • 3

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

    The ninja returns

    Ryu Hayabusa is back, and this time he brings his dad along for the ride. Well, not really, that was Indiana Jones, wasn’t it? The storyline is largely irrelevant; the point is this series features Ninja action, and therefore a sequel was inevitable. What we really want to know is how this Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos...

About The Game

Master Ryu Hayabusa's ninja skills as he restores balance and order to the world.

Upon hearing of Jaquio's death, a new villain Ashtar rises in the pursuit to take over the world. Guide Ryu Hayabusa in his rescue mission for Irene Lew, friend and former CIA agent. Destroy the Sword of Chaos, a weapon of great power forged from the bone of a demon. Use techniques such as the Fire Wheel or the Windmill Throwing Star and attack while holding on to walls and ladders. Utilize the most innovative technique of all--the ability to create Shadow Clones, orange shadow versions of Ryu that will constantly follow him and repeat his actions. Defeat evil henchmen, creatures, and bosses as you progress through multiple stages on your way to destroying Ashtar, the Realm of Chaos and others that may lurk in the dark...