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Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack (Vol. 2) by Keiji Ramagashi & Riyuchi Nitta
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Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack (Vol. 2) by Keiji Ramagashi & Riyuchi Nitta

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DISTRIBUTED TITLE: Ninja Gaiden, of the most iconic and beloved 2D action game series ever created, was first released in the arcades in 1988, while making its console debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) later in the same year. At the time of the console release, Ninja Gaiden was renowned not only for its deep storytelling beautifully visualized by TECMO’s unique “cinema scenes,” but also through its legendary chiptune soundtrack, whose unique rock-’n’-roll sound and drum beat instantly became a formative musical experience for players who were only just getting into video games.

Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into volumes. The follow-up, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 2, features the music of both Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. These legendary soundtracks have been digitally restored under the supervision of Ryuichi Nitta and Kaori Nakabai, two of the original composers. The booklet includes a comprehensive roundtable discussion among several members of the original development team, including the director, producers, artist and composers; an essay by game historian Ray Barnholt; and original archival artworks.

RELEASE NOTES:

• Follow-up soundtrack for the most iconic and beloved 2D action game series
• Vol. 2 contains the complete soundtracks for Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Sword of Doom
• Contains a booklet with archival art, an essay by Ray Barnholt and an exclusive roundtable interview

TRACKLISTING: 

NINJA GAIDEN II: THE DARK SWORD OF CHAOS

01. Chaosium Sword
02. Twist of Fate II
03. Going Gets Tough
04. Battlefield
05. Robert the Army
06. It's Too Late
07. Dehumanize
08. Interlude II
09. Thunderstorm
10. Overdrive
11. No End Darkness
12. Tower Lahja
13. World Enslaved
14. The Parasprinter
15. Irene Captured
16. The Dark Emperor
17. Hideous Relics
18. Interlude I
19. Fire Cavern
20. Shadow Diabolica
21. To the Rescue
22. Unlimited Moment
23. Castle Demonic
24. Ryu Fights Back
25. Lord of Night
26. Irene & Ryu
27. A Long Way To Go
28. Defeated
29. All Gone

NINJA GAIDEN III: THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM

01. Introduction I
02. Introduction II
03. Introduction III
04. Twist of Fate
05. Stage 1-1 / 5-1
06. Battlefield
07. Cinema Display I
08. Cinema Display II
09. Stage 2-1 / 7-2
10. Cinema Display III
11. Cinema Display IV
12. Stage 2-2 / 5-2
13. Cinema Display V
14. Cinema Display VI
15. Stage 3-1 / 6-2
16. Cinema Display VII
17. Cinema Display VIII
18. Stage 3-2 / 6-1
19. Cinema Display IX
20. Stage 4-1 / 7-1
21. Cinema Display X
22. Stage 4-2 / 7-3
23. Cinema Display XI
24. Cinema Display XII
25. Cinema Display XIII
26. Stage 7-5 / 7-6
27. Epilogue [NGIII]
28. Credits
29. Game Over
30. Twist of Fate (Reprise)