Tenchu: Fatal Shadows Preview - The Next Level

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PlayStation 2
Release date:
February 2005
K2 Studios
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Tenchu: Fatal Shadows

A new chapter of hack-and-slash action begins next year. First screens and details inside.

Preview by Chris Bahn (Email)
October 19th 2004

Sega of America, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with K2 studios (the folks who brought you Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven) and FromSoftware to publish a new installlment in the Tenchu franchise.

Set in historical Japan, Tenchu: Fatal Shadows features two playable ninja warriors - returning heroine Ayame and newcomer Rin. This installment of the fan-favourite franchise offers a tight balance of melee combat and shadow stalking, and its levels are structured to avoid the frustrating trial-and-error patterns that are all too familiar in the stealth genre.

"We're happy to add the latest addition from the critically-acclaimed Tenchu franchise to SEGA's current lineup," said Scott. A. Steinberg, Vice President of Entertainment Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "Tenchu titles have had great success in North America, selling more than 1.4 million units, for two key reasons: they offer deep, involving worlds to explore and present gamers with exciting gameplay options."

The title is fast paced, tense, and balanced for both stealth veterans and novices, offering multiple difficulty modes. Significant visual upgrades have been made from prior instalments, and a slew of new move sets and the added ability to execute double stealth kills and breathe underwater, Tenchu: Fatal Shadows is set to deliver the ultimate Ninja experience.

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