Kage, star of The Legend of Kage 2, seems to be carefully avoiding wearing a shirt. He's wearing shoulder armor, and even a scarf-- but we suspect that a shirt would do much more to protect him from the cold than that scarf. What is it with ninja and scarves, anyway? We suppose that if they're vain enough to swordfight without upper-body covering, they're vain enough to want all their jumping to be trailed by a pretty red ribbon. The new Kage game also stars a kunoichi named Chihiro, who carries a sickle with a long chain attached.
Their game has them running and jumping (really, really high) in a very lushly colorful, detailed 2D environment. There's some kind of level indicator in the lifebar, which portends either RPG elements or multiple levels of upgradeable weapons. In any case, it's more depth than the arcade-style first game had. Just don't look directly at the guy with the head (you'll see which one) and you'll be every bit as enthused about the game as we are.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
9-03-2007 @ 3:44PM
It's shirtless o'clock, baby.
9-03-2007 @ 5:13PM
You know who else wore a scarf?
Freddie from Scooby-Doo.
LONG LIVE PIRATES
9-03-2007 @ 5:36PM
OH GOD THAT GUY HAS A TUMOR ON TOP OF HIS TUMOR ON TOP OF HIS HEAD!
9-03-2007 @ 8:45PM
If I liked men I would hit that lol
9-03-2007 @ 11:02PM
Orville the Unfathomable Time Walrus said...
You had me thinking there was some rather unusual and salacious new information on Izuna 2...
Legend of Kage is one of those games that are just so bad they're good (I shamefully admit to owning TWO copies), so I'm halfway interested in this. The DS needs a new quality 2D platformer.
To those of you who were old enough to own an NES when it was originally out, about what percentage of people who, when speaking the title, pronounced Kage "cage" instead of "kah-gay"? I've always been curious.
9-03-2007 @ 11:30PM
Actually, the garb he's wearing is more indicative of samurai...nah, I don't know WTF I'm talking about.