Reportedly originating from a now yanked page on the official Japanese Xbox 360 site, several gloriously violent images depicting what appears to be Ninja Gaiden 2 have been preserved at dutch site Gamed.nl. While we await confirmation (or debilitating denial) from Microsoft, be sure to gaze lovingly at what could be Tecmo's long-awaited ninja kill-em-up sequel. With our analysis failing to detect any familiar content, we're fairly certain this isn't yet another remake of the original Xbox classic in the vein of Ninja Gaiden Omega Beta Orange.
What will evoke familiar responses, however, is the sheer number of severed limbs featured in the screenshots. You'll spot flying heads, arms, feet, torsos and more blood than you ever thought the human body could hold.
Update: Microsoft's take on Ninja Gaiden 2? "At this time, we have nothing to announce."