• Difficulty Levels

    By completeing these tasks, you can then unlock a different difficulty level for Ninja Gaiden Black.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    HardComplete the game on Ninja Dog or Normal difficulty, or have a save file on your hard drive where you completed the original Ninja Gaiden on Xbox.
    Master NinjaComplete the game on Very Hard.
    Ninja DogDie three times consecutively in Chapter 1., then accept the choices given to you.
    Very HardComplete the game on Hard difficulty, or have a save file with the clear data of the Hurricane Pack 1

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  • Golden Scarab Rewards In Very Hard Mode

    Select the "TALK" option at Muramasa's shop to give him Golden Scarabs. He will keep track of how many you have turned in so far and reward you with items based upon your cumulative total.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Armlet of Fortune30 Scarabs
    Dark Dragon Blade50 Scarabs
    Jewel of the Demon Seal15 Scarabs
    Jewel of the Demon Seal25 Scarabs
    Jewel of the Demon Seal35 Scarabs
    Plasma Saber Mk.II49 Scarabs
    Spirit of the Devils5 Scarabs
    Spirit of the Devils20 Scarabs
    Spirit of the Devils45 Scarabs
    The Art of the Ice Storm10 Scarabs
    The Art of the Inazuma40 Scarabs
    The Art of the Inferno1 Scarab

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  • Golden Scarab Rewards on Master Ninja Mode

    Golden Scarabs can be traded into Muramasa for these items.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Ayane's Ration Bundle40 scarabs
    Ayane's Rations30 scarabs
    Dark Dragon Blade50 scarabs
    Elixer of Spiritual Life5 scarabs
    Elixer of the Devil Way15 scarabs
    Fragrance of Dayflower35 scarabs
    Fragrance of Hydrangea45 scarabs
    Great Devil Elixer20 scarabs
    Great Spirit Elixer10 scarabs
    Plasma Saber Mk. II49 scarabs
    Smoke Bomb1 scarab, 25 scarabs

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  • Mission Mode Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Mission ModeBeat the game on any difficulty
    More Missions in Mission ModeBeat five missions to unlock five more
    Play Missions on Multiple DifficultiesBeat a mission, and you unlock Hard for that mission. Beat Hard to unlock Very Hard, and Very Hard to unlock Master Ninja. Ninja Dog is not available.

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  • Scarab Rewards In Hard Mode

    Trade in Golden Scarabs for these items.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Armlet of Benediction40 Scarabs
    Armlet of Celerity30 Scarabs
    Armlet of Fortune45 Scarabs
    Dabilahro25 Scarabs
    Dark Dragon Blade50 Scarabs
    Plasma Saber Mk. II49 Scarabs
    Spear Gun35 Scarabs
    Technique Scroll - Counter Attacks1 Scarab
    Technique Scroll - Guillotine Throw10 Scarabs
    Technique Scroll - Izuna Drop5 Scarabs
    Windmill Shuriken15 Scarabs
    Wooden Sword20 Scarabs

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  • Scarab Rewards In Ninja Dog (Easy) and Normal Mode

    Scarabs are traded to muramasa. NOTE: As you can see, when you get 50 golden scarabs for the first time in the game, you will get the Arcade Ninja Gaiden. Also notice that 50 scarabs in Hard Mode will get you the Dark Dragon Blade. However, if you have already gotten the Arcade Ninja Gaiden, you do not need to go through Hard Mode or higher to get the Dark Dragon Blade. It can be obtained through a replay of Normal or lower.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Arcade Ninja Gaiden50 Scarabs
    Armlet Of Benediction30 Scarabs
    Armlet Of Celerity25 Scarabs
    Armlet Of Fortune40 Scarabs
    Armlet Of Potency5 Scarabs
    Dabilahro20 Scarabs
    Great Sprit Elixer35 Scarabs
    Jewel of The Demon Seal45 Scarabs
    Life Of A Thousand Gods10 Scarabs
    Life Of The Gods1 Scarab
    Spirit Of The Devils15 Scarabs

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  • Unlockable Armlets on Hard mode

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Armlet of BenedictionGive Muramasa 30 scarabs
    Armlet of CelerityGive Muramasa 25 scarabs
    Armlet of FortuneGive Muramasa 40 scarabs
    Armlet of PotencyBeat clone Ryu in the archives room
    Armlet of the MoonBuy it for 5,000 essence
    Armlet of the SunBuy it for 5,000 essence

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  • Unlockables

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Arcade Ninja GaidenComplete the game on Ninja Dog or Normal difficulty with the "Ninja Gaiden Arcade" item, or complete the game on Hard.
    Ayane-themed Start ScreenLoad a Ninja Dog save file, and reset the game(start+back)
    Coming AttractionsPlay the game for over 1 hour.
    Movie TheaterComplete the game with any difficulty level.
    Unlock all music in "Sound Test"Complete the game on any difficulty, and you will be able to listen to the game's music from the options menu.

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  • Unlockables - Costumes

    Defeat the game in the following difficulties to unlock costumes

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    DOA Throwback costumeDefeat Eternal Legends Mission
    The Ashtar Ryu outfit (from the hurricane pack)Defeat Ninja dog/ Normal
    The Hotsuma CostumeDefeat Hard
    The Ryuken (classic) CostumeDefeat Very Hard

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  • Hidden Windmill Shuriken

    This secret can be found just outside of Han's bar. If you are lucky enough, a hint in the form of a pink Kunai scroll will tell you to look for a special weapon left behind in an alley that "only a Ninja can get to". You can find this "alley" right outside of Han's bar to the left. After defeating the ninjas outside, turn to the alleyway and look up. You will see a series of blue strips throughout the alleyway in which you can use to run back and forth about the alley. Do this, starting with the first strip just outside of the alley, and then jump to the second and finally the third strip, all the while running along the wall. Once you hit the last strip, jump to the ledge right across from it. Here you will find the Windmill Shuriken embedded in the wall, and an "X-box" symbol that revives your KI energy and your life. Once you've taken the shuriken you can continue on with the mission with a new deadly weapon at your side. Good luck. Doesn't work in hard mode.

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  • Play Japanese version of Arcade Ninja Gaiden

    After unlocking the arcade Ninja Gaiden at the main menu, change both text and speech to Japanese, and you will be able to play the arcade Ninja Gaiden in Japanese.

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