While we've seen a fair number of ugly-looking nasties in previous trailers for Ninja Gaiden II, Microsoft hasn't taken us this far down yet.
In the video below, released to coincide with Microsoft's showcasing of Ninja Gaiden II at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, you'll see Ryu running around The Temple of Sacrifice (oh yes, temple names don't come much creepier), located under a ceiling of rock as ugly winged things do their flappy thing around him.
"Submit or die", he's told, in a sentiment reminiscent of a certain race of techno-organic imperialists from Star Trek.
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