A number of cursed blades exist throughout the world. Blades that thirst for
blood the moment they're drawn. Even those blades thought to be holy slowly
become corrupted over time as they are used in hatred and drenched in blood.
Those who wield these blades slowly become homicidal. The curses laid on these
blades are said to condemn those who use them to tragic and untimely deaths.
It is in the Genroki era, a period of time in which the shogun Tsumayoshi
Tokogawa reigned, that the force of the damned began to emerge, threatening
the peace and prosperity that had long existed in the world. The cursed blades
became the focus of the greed, self-righteousness, and arrogance of those
who'd gain possession of them, and inevitably it was these conflicting desires
that led to war. As the flames of chaos and disaster spread, denizens from the
netherworld were dragged into the confusion as not only the evil spirits were
summoned by the swords, but the Dragon and Demon Gods as well. How will the
destinies of those drawn to these cursed blades unfold?
* From the subtle movements of a character's hair and clothes to their
explosive battle animations, every detail is expertly animated by hand
for amazing visuals that cannot be mimicked with 3D polygons
* Playing as a male ninja or female kunoichi, you have a wide variety of
ninja skills at your disposal as you progress through the levels in not
only side-scrolling fashion, but vertical progression elements as well
* Gameplay transitions seamlessly from player-controlled elements to story
sequences to keep the player engaged within the world
* Rather than the often told fables of Greek and Norse mythology, take an
adventure through less commercialized, but equally rich and mysterious,