Xbox: Ninja Gaiden 1.1 coming via Live! in August

Xbox: Ninja Gaiden 1.1

IGN is reporting that Tecmo’s Team Ninja is going to release an update to the popular Xbox game Ninja Gaiden, called Ninja Gaiden 1.1.

The update is slated to add new enemies, new weapons, new bosses, improved AI, revamped camera control, and increased speed. It should be available in early August for download via Xbox Live! All you need is a copy of Ninja Gaiden and a Live! account.

This is a pretty sweet update, if you ask me. Ninja Gaiden is already an excellent game, so Team Ninja releasing a free update like this is just icing on the cake.

My game backlog is so huge right now that I haven’t even gotten around to buying or playing Ninja Gaiden, but I loved the three orignals on the NES, and I will definitely be picking this up at some point in the future. I just have to psyche myself up to deal with the almost inhuman difficulty level of the game…