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Ninja Gaiden 2

1/4-scale Ryu Hayabusa statue available early next year.


July, 25 2008

First 4 Figures is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a license from Microsoft and TECMO/Team Ninja to create high end 1/4 scale statues based on the characters from the Ninja Gaiden II video game exclusive to Xbox 360. The first statue release is the video game’s super Ninja warrior, Ryu Hayabusa. In Ninja Gaiden II, Ryu must battle the evil Black Spider Ninja clan and Four Greater Fiends to avenge the honor of the Hayabusa Clan and protect Humanity from destruction.

Ryu Hayabusa, in his default NGII black costume, is coming soon from First 4 Figures. Based on the official Ninja Gaiden II box artwork and in-game 3D model, First 4 Figures has painstakingly captured Ryu Hayabusa’s intensity and deadly demeanor. The base is covered in artificial grass and features Ryu walking through a graveyard of swords from fallen warriors. He comes equipped with his signature Dragon Sword, Eclipse Scythe, and a Falcon’s Talon. At 1/4 scale, Ryu stands at 18 inches tall and when you include his Eclipse Scythe, he stands at 31 inches tall (that’s over 2½ feet)!

Height: 31 inches to the top of the Eclipse Scythe (approximately 80cm).

SRP: $349.99

Available: Q1-2009

Limited: 1,999 pieces worldwide

To place your order, go to: https://www.first4figures.com/component/option,com_myphp/Itemid,3/product,68/

This is the first in the Ninja Gaiden II series so low numbers will be given on a first come first served basis. Comes in deluxe full color packaging, hand numbered base, and includes a Certificate of Authenticity which allows you to purchase the same number of the model next in the Ninja Gaiden 2 series. Qty is strictly limited to a highly limited 1,999 units only worldwide. For more information on “Ninja Gaiden II,” please visit www.xbox.com/ng2.

About First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures is a subsidiary of Puzzle Productions. Puzzle Productions manufactures and markets high quality resin figures under the brand name First 4 Figures. Included in its product line up includes famous licenses such as NINJA GAIDEN II, ASSASSINS CREED, WWE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, TRANSFORMERS, GI JOE, DOOM: THE MOVIE, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, METROID, and 2000AD.

About Tecmo/Team Ninja

Led by Tomonobu Itagaki, Team NINJA is a development team of TECMO Ltd., a leading developer and publisher of revolutionary game software in Japan. Team NINJA is well known for its hit titles, including “Ninja Gaiden” and the double platinum-selling title “Dead or Alive,” which are highly esteemed the world over. Since its inception, TECMO has focused on the development and marketing of arcade and console game software, and today the company expands into the fields of online games, mobile content and the development of animation content for the liquid-crystal software of pachinko and pachinko slot machines. More information on TECMO can be found at www.tecmo.co.jp and www.tecmogames.com.

About Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system delivering the best games, unique entertainment features and a unified online gaming network that revolve around gamers. Xbox 360 has a portfolio of nearly 400 games in 37 countries. More information can be found online at www.xbox.com/xbox360.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Contact: Alex Davis, alex@first4figures.com

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