For what it reportedly lacks in longevity, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword makes up for in sheer beauty. As you watch these five new videos, it's almost possible to hear the DS hardware straining under the demands of it all, begging for the pain to stop. Hardly surprising, for some of the graphical tricks on display here are genuinely excellent, with the fire effects in the Cavern of Flame (see: the first video after the break) a highlight.
While most of this footage simply shows off different stages of the game, we should warn you that the fifth and final video could be considered a spoiler of sorts, as it reveals the return of a series veteran (who, it saddens us to say, has perhaps the tamest evil cackle we've ever heard).
Gallery: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword