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News: Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the PlayStation 4

Team Ninja Stealthily Teases New Title for the PlayStation 4

Ryu expecting that?

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z may just be the silliest game releasing in the near future; the title's ridiculous zombie ninja hybrid has us both puzzled and absolutely delighted. But if you were hoping that co-developer Team Ninja would also be cooking up something a little less ridiculous to balance this glaring goofiness, you may be...

News: Team Ninja Readying Tokyo Game Show Reveal

Team Ninja Readying Tokyo Game Show Reveal

What could it be?

Give credit to Team Ninja for at least attempting to inject some life into the Tokyo Game Show’s non-existent build up. The Ninja Gaiden developer has confirmed that it will be revealing its latest project at the Japanese convention later this week. Team Ninja is currently gearing up for the release of Dead or Alive 5, which is...

Feature: Understanding the Niche - Ninja Gaiden III

Understanding the Niche - Ninja Gaiden III

Cutting deeper for a better understanding

Ninja Gaiden III recently sliced its way to store shelves with much hype and anticipation from long-time fans, but developer Team Ninja’s hopes to release a Ninja Gaiden title with mass market appeal unintentionally cut right through the hearts of its core fanbase that’s supported the studio for nearly a...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Chops Up A Tank In New PS Vita Trailer

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Chops Up A Tank In New PS Vita Trailer

While it's possible to own three different versions of Ninja Gaiden at this point, the upcoming Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on PS Vita makes a case for purchasing a fourth

Publisher Tecmo Koei's released a brand new trailer of the title ahead of its launch, and it shows off all the features you'd expect from a Ninja Gaiden release: ridiculously fast-paced action, slick visuals and ladies wearing..

News: Ninja Gaiden 3's Multiplayer Looks Suitably Silly, Kinda Awesome

Ninja Gaiden 3's Multiplayer Looks Suitably Silly, Kinda Awesome

Y'know, we're going to be honest with you: we didn't know that Ninja Gaiden 3 was getting a multiplayer component

But the video montage after the jump proves as much, and, if we're honest, we're quite excited to play it. Sure it looks totally unbalanced and completely ridiculous — but we reckon Ninja Gaiden's frantic action is a good fit for multiplayer. No seriously, we do. Watch the video after..

News: Tecmo Koei Uncovers Ninja Gaiden 3's Chunky Collector's Edition

Tecmo Koei Uncovers Ninja Gaiden 3's Chunky Collector's Edition

Publisher Tecmo Koei's slipped out of the shadows in order to share some details about Ninja Gaiden 3's beefy collector's edition

Due out alongside the slash 'em up's vanilla release on March 20th, the limited edition package bundles a bunch of familiar goods. There's a copy of the game, an artbook, a soundtrack, and a model of protagonist Ryu Hayabusa about to slit someone's throat. Appropriate..

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Slashes Its Way Onto PS Vita In Time For Western Launch

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Slashes Its Way Onto PS Vita In Time For Western Launch

Ok, now it's getting ridiculous; the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up just won't stop growing

Tecmo Koei's the latest publisher to pledge support to the bulging offering of games, with Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus confirmed for the system's Western launch. The portable update of the PlayStation 3 favourite incorporates touch and gryo control mechanics, allowing you to aim projectiles with the system's..

News: Ninja Gaiden 3's Hero Mode Explained

Ninja Gaiden 3's Hero Mode Explained

New multiplayer details too

Ninja Gaiden III is slicing into Europe on March 2012 and new details are finally starting to sneak our way. This time up, Game Informer recently published an article that broke new details on the controversial Hero Mode in the game, a new approach for the series that's pushing to attract gamers who are more casual than...

News: Ninja Gaiden 3 To Include Early Dead Or Alive 5 Demo

Ninja Gaiden 3 To Include Early Dead Or Alive 5 Demo

If you're really eager to get a taste of Team Ninja's upcoming Dead Or Alive 5, then you'll need to ensure you pick up a copy of Ninja Gaiden 3 in Japan

Publisher Tecmo Koei has confirmed that all PlayStation 3 versions of the upcoming slash-em-up will include a playable demo of Dead Or Alive 5 featuring Hayate and Ayane. Those that purchase the Collector's Edition of Ninja Gaiden 3 will also get..

News: Get A Glimpse Of Ayane & Hitomi Duking It Out In Dead Or Alive 5

Get A Glimpse Of Ayane & Hitomi Duking It Out In Dead Or Alive 5

Andriasang's got its grubby paws on some fresh shots of Tecmo Koei's upcoming Dead Or Alive 5

The game — which promises to deliver a more cinematic flavour of brawler — still looks unbelievably pretty, not least because of the coo-inducing cuties at the centre of the screens. Series faithfuls will not need introducing to Ayane and Hitomi, two of the franchise's female stalwarts. Of course, not..

News: Ninja Gaiden 3 Slashes Onto Store Shelves In March 2012

Ninja Gaiden 3 Slashes Onto Store Shelves In March 2012

Ninja Gaiden 3's set to don its katana and get slicing in March 2012, publisher Tecmo Koei has announced

The game's release window was confirmed by Team Ninja head, Yosuke Hayashi, at an event in San Francisco overnight. Joystiq was around to catch the news. New additions to Ninja Gaiden 3 include a controversial "Easy" mode, which Team Ninja hopes will pull newcomers into the series. But..

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Slashes Onto PS Vita In Japan This February

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Slashes Onto PS Vita In Japan This February

There's a lot of games confirmed for PlayStation Vita, but very few of them involve cutting a man's head off with a sword

Thankfully fans of beheading won't have to wait long to get their fix, with Team Ninja confirming that its PlayStation Vita update of Ninja Gaiden Sigma is slashing onto Sony's new handheld this coming February in Japan. The game — officially entitled Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus..

News: Team Ninja's Aiming To Push The PS3 To Its Limits With Dead Or Alive 5

Team Ninja's Aiming To Push The PS3 To Its Limits With Dead Or Alive 5

Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi has big ambitions for Dead Or Alive 5

Not only does he intend to create a stellar fighting game, but he wants to push the PlayStation 3 to its limits in the process. We saw glimpses of the game's ambition during its debut trailer at TGS earlier in the year, in which two fighters brawled upon a changing back-drop packed with explosions and activity. "You see a lot of..

News: We Really Hope Dead Or Alive 5 Is As Cinematic As Its Trailer

We Really Hope Dead Or Alive 5 Is As Cinematic As Its Trailer

Tecmo Koei's released the full version of its Tokyo Game Show Dead Or Alive 5 announcement trailer

And it's amazing. But we just don't believe it's real. The footage shows a straight forward one-on-one brawler with bonkers amounts destructibility. We like a bit of flash in our games, and if Tecmo can measure the pizazz against some genuinely balanced gameplay, we're in. But we're just not sure if..

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Slices to Vita

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Slices to Vita

With exclusive control options too

Ninja Gaiden moved into the 3D world when it launched on the Xbox in 2004. Staying true to its 2D side-scrolling roots, the game was difficulty was through the roof, but yet a deep fighting engine reminiscent of Team Ninja’s Dead or Alive series gave those willing to perfect the intricacies of this games engine a...

News: What's Up With Ninja Gaiden 3's 'Hero Mode'?

What's Up With Ninja Gaiden 3's 'Hero Mode'?

Ninja Gaiden 3 is not going to be asininely difficult like previous titles in the series

The game will include a 'Hero Mode', a less challenging iteration of the gameplay with auto dodges and blocks. But why was the option included into a series that's well known for its punishing difficulty? "We really wanted to flesh out the story this time around," director Fumihiko Yasuda told..

News: Dead Or Alive 5 Promising Crazy Stages

Dead Or Alive 5 Promising Crazy Stages

During the Tokyo Game Show last week, Tecmo Koei announced Dead Or Alive 5

The game was pitched as "fighting entertainment", a tag-line which prompted Joystiq to do some investigative work. Exactly what is fighting entertainment though? Studio head Yosuke Hayashi explained that early fighting games, like Street Fighter II, "had some of the most outrageous graphics, fun gameplay, and..