The developer did not offer a comparison to Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2's online co-op mode, suggesting it will be something different.

The good news for budding Ninja Gaiden fans is that the new title will be much more accessible than previous iterations, whilst maintaining the franchise's traditional feel. "We know that many fans feel good about the difficulty level, but we are taking a slightly different approach," Hayashi revealed. "It's not that the game is going to be easier — nothing like that. It's just that we are trying to make a whole game, a more exciting game that can be enjoyed by anyone, but at the same time, hardcore gamers will be able to feel and appreciate what the series is about."

Hayashi added that the franchise's main protagonist Ryu Hayabusa will be the only playable character this time. The narrative's set to focus on "Hayabusa's life and lifestyle and feelings and thoughts".

[via joystiq.com]