The great JRPG revival
Collector's Edition detailed too
Ninja Gaiden III will reach Europe on 23rd March complete with Dead or Alive 5 demo, Tecmo Koei has confirmed. Those who pre-order Ryu Hayabusa's first motion-controlled adventure will be eligible for a downloadable demo of the upcoming fighter, but it's the collector's edition that's most tantalising, with an art...
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..
More for your money
Hack-and-slash Ninja Gaiden III is bringing a little gift when it launches in Japan on 22nd March. Early purchasers will get an exclusive Dead or Alive 5 demo featuring Ayane and Hayate, but anyone who picks up the game's collector's edition will also get Hayabusa and Hitomi in their demo, as well as a figurine and other good...
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..
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..
Chalk up another title to the PlayStation Vita's launch line-up
Tecmo Koei's just confirmed that Dynasty Warriors Next will be ready in time for the launch of Sony's next handheld in Europe, adding yet another bullet-point to the system's already enormous roster of software. The game will support all of the PlayStation Vita's unique input functions, in addition to boasting "a rich multiplayer..
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..
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..
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..
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...
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..
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..
Pierce deeper within the man behind the mask
Team Ninja is definitely taking a new route with Ninja Gaiden III, and not only by implementing PlayStation Move controls. It seems that the new entry will take a deeper look into the series lead ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, starting with its chilling new trailer. Back when Tecmo Koei first announced the game,...
It wouldn't be Ninja Gaiden without a bit of melodrama, and that's exactly what Tecmo Koei's brought to the fray with its TGS trailer for the upcoming Ninja Gaiden 3
The footage focuses on sweeping shots and forced melodrama, but it gets the job done. Catch it after the jump.
Remember Dead Or Alive? It's the fighting series that's never quite had the profile of Street Fighter, in spite of its curvy cast
Regardless of status, Tecmo Koei's eyeing a comeback for the series — having announced Dead Or Alive 5 as part of its Tokyo Game Show press conference. The game's coming to PlayStation 3 in 2012. It marks the first time the series has been on a PlayStation system since..
Tecmo Koei's shared the specifics of its Tokyo Game Show line-up
The publisher's booth is headlined by Ninja Gaiden 3 and a couple of Dynasty Warriors titles for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. We've included the full line-up after the jump. Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends (PS3, video & demo) Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3/X360, video & demo) Dynasty Warriors Next (PS Vita, video) Samurai..
You can do de-nasty in de past-y
Wherever there is a console, there is Dynasty Warriors. This has been a rock-solid gaming fact for years, and sure enough Tecmo Koei is preparing to unleash another instalment onto PS Vita. With a working title of Dynasty Warriors, the game will use Vita's touch screen and gyrometer for inputs alongside the...
You may recall Namco Bandai and Tecmo putting up an announcement countdown website earlier in the week
The website caused huge speculation about what the duo were about to announce, but Andriasang claims to have uncovered the secret. The website has scans confirming a PS3-exclusive Dynasty Warrior game based on the One Piece manga series. The game's officially called One Piece Kaizoku Musou. No..
We haven't posted a countdown teaser for a while
More's the pity. Thankfully, Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei aren't giving up hope on the much overused video game announcement tool, teasing a joint venture that's due to be announced seven days from the time of writing (so, roughly September 5th). What could it be? We'll eat our head if its Tekken X Dead Or Alive.
Team Ninja has admitted that it is considering developing a PlayStation Vita title -- but only once Ninja Gaiden 3 is complete
"We've received a PlayStation Vita system and are thinking about it," Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi said in a recent PlayStation Q&A. "Having said that, right now we're focused on Ninja Gaiden 3 for PS3, and after that's complete we'll start to look at..
Prepare to do your very best samurai impression, as Team Ninja's just confirmed that Ninja Gaiden 3 will include full support for Sony's PlayStation Move motion controller
The inclusion marks the first time that the Ninja Gaiden series has experimented with motion controls. "We are really excited to announce this fantastic news at GamesCom," stated Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi. "Ninja..
Gotta keep putting those Dynasty Warriors titles on the shelves
While some fans are surprised to see Tecmo Koei announce a November 15th US release date for the poorly-spelled Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends, we're totally not. The latest expansion's hottest feature is the Legends Mode, which allows players to revisit fondly remembered battles from previous entries in the series. In addition..
Sit back and enjoy
Champion Jockey will make use of PlayStation Move when it launches next month, but how? Let this video answer all your questions. Interestingly the video shows two Move controllers are used, one of the few games to do so, though we'd hope a single controller option is in there too. Even if it's not, this guy sells the double...
We've never really understood horse-riding video games, but now we understand them less
The above trailer for Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer with the PlayStation Move is not a parody. It's a genuine video released by publisher Tecmo Koei. You can tell the guy that's playing is having fun because he's constantly shaking his head and smiling to himself. It makes us want to play too..
Champion Jockey will let you whip horses with PlayStation Move, but more than that, it'll let you design your very own jockey, making it the first Move game ever to let you play God and win a horse race at the same time. Tecmo Koei just sent over some new screenshots showing off the jockey customisation screens, where you can change...
It's Dynasty Warriors on the PlayStation Vita
Seriously though, while Koei might not yet have an official name for its PlayStation Vita spin-off of the Dynasty Warriors franchise, it's got a ton of assets. You can grab those over at VG247. The game makes use of the Vita's touchscreen, introducing a new "Godspeed musou" attack which requires you to tap on enemies to slice them up..
Not a big surprise this one
Seeing as there are about 814,523,567 other Dynasty Warriors titles available on other platforms, it makes sense to bring the series to PlayStation Vita. Tecmo Koei announced the game overnight, though it is still without a name. It will make use of the PlayStation Vita's rear and front touch-panels, as well as the device's gyro sensors. The game will also feature a..
The first thing you'll notice about this Ninja Gaiden 3 trailer is blood
There's lots and lots of blood. There are also chunky guitar riffs and people in fancy clothing. Catch the full trailer after the jump.
Famitsu's slapped up some screenshots from Ninja Gaiden 3
There is blood in them. The game is due out on PlayStation 3 in 2012. According Andriasang, the Famitsu report notes that the game is about 30% complete with a 2012 release being targeted. Apparently, protagonist Ryu Hayabusa's right arm plays a central role in the story. It's been possessed y'see. (Note: we're not making this up.) As with..
PlayStation Move, your greatest moment awaits: Champion Jockey is coming to PS3 later this year. The new version of Tecmo Koei's long-running G1 Jockey series, the game will feature full PlayStation Move support to help you spur on your horse to victory, with the official site actually depicting one diminutive jockey wielding two motion...
Lost in translation
Last year we reported that Dynasty Warriors 7 would support PlayStation Move, but with the game due to release in a few weeks we can now confirm that the motion controller does not work with Tecmo Koei's historic epic. A representative from the publisher told us the support was only ever a rumour that arose around the original...
Great battlers of history
Dynasty Warriors 7 is coming to PS3 with full stereoscopic 3D support, as well as Move controls, with a cast of over 60 playable characters to slash their way through four ancient Chinese kingdoms. Popular characters from the series will return, as well as newcomers Bao San Niang, Sima Zhao, Sima Shi and Zhen Ji, each...
Resistance is feudal
With Japan only just receiving PlayStation Move a month after the Western world, it's just received a second helping of good news with the announcement from Tecmo Koei that Dynasty Warriors 7 will support the new motion controller. Speaking at a news conference in Japan, the game's producer Akihiro Suzuki confirmed that the next...
The big news coming out of Tecmo Koei's offices might be the announcement of Ninja Gaiden 3 today; but GamePro's also reporting that the publisher are set to finish the long-forgotten Ni-Oh
The game was first announced as a PlayStation 3 exclusive back in 2006, but has barely been mentioned since. GamePro reports that Team Ninja will be helping to steer the project to its conclusion, though there's..
Tecmo Koei's just stealth announced Ninja Gaiden 3 at a behind-closed doors event in Tokyo
The game's being developed by Team Ninja, who are now without series creator Tomonobu Itagaki. It's believed the game will reveal a more human-side to protagonist Ryu. Scant other details are available.
There's a sadness to Quantum Theory
It's the result of Japanese developers growing need to appeal worldwide. As development costs soar, Japan is no longer a strong enough market for big budget titles. And so, games like Quantum Theory are the result. It's an example of a Japanese developer trying to deliver something that will appeal to Western...
Fist Of The North Star's coming to Europe? The video-game, that is
Awesome. It's not only making the jump over here, mind. According to a Tecmo-Koei spokesperson speaking to Eurogamer, the anime-flavoured Dynasty Warriors-esque affair will ship over here with all its original Japanese voice-acting in tact. Nice. There'll still be an English dialogue option for those who want it — but in a game..
Tecmo's Quantum Theory has been marred by some unusual circumstances in honesty
Initially it was a Playstation 3 exclusive. Now it's multiplatform. Then it was due at the start of 2010. Now it's due in Summer. Yup, that's right, Tecmo have committed to a Summer release date for their Gears Of War-esque third-person shooter. That's all according to VG247 at least. Wahh!
Thought that announced March release date for Quantum Theory was suspect? Yup, us too
We guess it's little surprise then, that the game's been pushed back until later in the year. A rep for Tecmo Koei told VG247 that the game has been delayed for "quality" reasons and that the team were committed to delivering the "very best title" they can. May aswell cancel those preorders..
There'll be no fighting or volleyball in Dead Or Alive Paradise
Nuh-uh, this PSP title due in America this March is all about taking a vacation with some hot anime chicks. You'll play mini-games with nine bikini-clad polygonal babes, befriending the ladies and unlocking new bathing costumes as you go. As the press release states - "It's a private paradise in the palm of your hand."
Throwing itself into one of the busiest March periods ever in video games, Tecmo Koei's just announced that their Gears-esque third-person shooter, Quantum Theory, will hit the Playstation 3 on March 26th here in the UK
There's a new trailer through here.
If you've been waiting for some meat-head cover-based shooting on your Playstation 3; y'know, something to fill the Gears Of War-void, then it definitely looks like you should invest some interest in Tecmo's Quantum Theory
The above trailer could easily pass as a debut reveal for Epic's latest Gears title. Maybe Tecmo found their niche?
Official Playstation Magazine are reporting that Dead Or Alive 5 is indeed in development for the Playstation 3, following reports we issued late last year
It would be the first Dead Or Alive to hit Playstation since the Sony published DoA2 8 years ago. The franchise has been an XBOX exclusive over the past many years. Awesome.
And another exclusive bites the dust
According to a retail source of Go Fanboy, Dead Or Alive 5 is in development for multiple platforms — suggesting Tecmo's "in-your-face" beat 'em up is likely to see release on Playstation 3 aswell as on the franchise's previous home, the XBOX 360. A while back Tecmo Koei announced they were working on a franchise that would no longer be exclusive..
Remember we told you about a Fist Of The North Star game yesterday? Well here it is: complete with spikey hair and irritatingly buff bodies
The game's due to hit Japan in 2010. Koei described the game as follows:"Channeling their energy into a single deadly blow, players can strike their victims and cause them to violently explode on screen. Gamers can also let loose with Kenshiro's signature..
The popular post apocalyptic martial-arts manga Fist Of The North Star is heading to Playstation 3 mashed up against the popular Dynasty Warriors series
Details are extremely scant as of right now, but we expect to get more details soon. We'll report straight from the horses' mouth.
Talking about Sony's Playstation Motion Controllers, Tecmo Koei honcho, Kenji Matsubara, reckons that there is certainly a potential to look at how the controllers could work in something like Ninja Gaiden
Until then, he wants to see how the casual games work:"I'm sure that for casual games these motion controls will be very popular, but for action games like Ninja Gaiden we need quick..
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