Everything is better with ninjas, and Red Steel 2
is no exception. Ninjas make up the game's hardest set of enemies--I've heard the difficulty is night and day between the regular thugs and the ninjas. I'm willing to bet this Shinjiro guy, shown here in Ubisoft's latest speed art, is the leader of the ninja gang and will be a boss-type character. He's sporting ornamental armor that is very similar to the kind the game's nameless hero wears on his leather duster; maybe the two have a history?
As with the previous two speed arts, if you become a fan of Red Steel 2 on Facebook you'll be entered into a drawing for one of five signed prints of this piece.