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News: Keiji Inafune's Next Project Is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Keiji Inafune's Next Project Is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Surprise, surprise

Legendary Japanese game developer Keiji Inafune certainly gets about. Mere hours after apologising to attendees at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference for Soul Sacrifice’s short delay, the former Capcom employee popped up at Tecmo Koei’s showcase to announce Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The undead spin-off is being developed...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Will Be Available Digitally At Launch

Dead or Alive 5 Will Be Available Digitally At Launch

Easy access

Not every title suits a digital release, but fighting games certainly benefit from the added accessibility of being stored on a hard drive. As such, it makes perfect sense that Dead or Alive 5 will be available from the PlayStation Store alongside its retail counterpart. You’ll be able to download the title from 25th September in North...

News: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 Striking Vita Next Year

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 Striking Vita Next Year

Hard as nails

If you enjoyed playing the original Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on PlayStation Vita, then you’re in luck – publisher Tecmo Koei has announced that Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus 2 will be making the jump onto Sony’s shiny handheld early next year. Details are scarce right now, but we anticipate more information will be revealed in the...

News: Toukiden Steps Out of the Shadows on Vita and PSP

Toukiden Steps Out of the Shadows on Vita and PSP

Blood lust

In arguably the biggest shock of Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference, Tecmo Koei didn't announce a new iteration of Dynasty Warriors. Instead the publisher revealed Toukiden – a dark, fantasy action title headed to Vita and PSP next year. Developed by Omega Force, the game will support cross-platform functionality between the two...

News: Dead or Alive 5's Facebook Integration Seems Misjudged

Dead or Alive 5's Facebook Integration Seems Misjudged

Share something

Tecmo Koei wants your friends and family to know that you enjoy watching unrealistically beautiful women kicking the crap out of each other. Its upcoming PS3 brawler Dead or Alive 5 will include full Facebook integration that will allow you to share fighting records with your friends. Naturally, we’re a little bit anxious about...

News: Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

Team Ninja Wants Ryo Hazuki in Dead or Alive 5

"I see"

When Ryo Hazuki is not searching for sailors, playing Lucky Hit, or ignoring the advances of countless beautiful women – he’s fighting. And Dead or Alive 5 director Yosuke Hayashi reckons that would make him a perfect fit for the upcoming arcade brawler. Asked by VG247 if he had any dream cameos in mind, Hayashi responded: “I’d say...

News: So Much for Dead or Alive 5 Not Being Creepy

So Much for Dead or Alive 5 Not Being Creepy

Bikinis, anyone?

We feel stupid for buying into Yosuke Hayashi’s lip-service about elevating Dead or Alive 5’s image now. The Team Ninja executive claimed earlier in the year that the studio was hoping to tame the brawler’s juvenile “sex and violence” tone – and we actually believed him. But this brand new trailer – which shows Zack...

News: Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Too hot to handle

This Hori built Dead or Alive 5 arcade stick is useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, it includes all of the buttons you’ll need to become a pro at Tecmo Koei’s upcoming PS3 brawler. Secondly, it bears the slogan “I’m a fighter” – which should come in extremely handy when you forget why you’re holding it in the...

News: Team Ninja Introduces Dead or Alive 5's Latest Combatant

Team Ninja Introduces Dead or Alive 5's Latest Combatant

A right rigmarole

If you’re working on an oil rig, then it’s probably best to settle your disputes without setting fire to the fragile platform you're residing on. Still, that’s exactly what happens in this Dead or Alive 5 trailer, as newcomer Rig and returning favourite Bass Armstrong brawl over, er, motorbikes. The footage is melodramatic...

News: Team Ninja Rules Out Dead or Alive 5 Character DLC

Team Ninja Rules Out Dead or Alive 5 Character DLC

What you see is what you get

Team Ninja has ruled out the possibility of new characters being added to Dead or Alive 5 post-release. Studio head Yosuke Hayashi explained that he believes the practice causes issues with the game’s balance – a feature which is essential to any fighter. Chatting with VideoGamer.com, Hayashi said: Even with over...

News: New Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires Trailer Takes a Swing

New Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires Trailer Takes a Swing

Familiar footage

You didn’t think the Dynasty Warriors franchise was going to take a break, did you? Tecmo Koei has released a new trailer for the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires expansion which, well, looks a lot like you’d expect a Dynasty Warriors title to look. The game’s due out on 20th September in Japan and sometime next year in...

News: Latest Dead or Alive 5 Trailer Clowns Around

Latest Dead or Alive 5 Trailer Clowns Around

Jest a minute

Team Ninja is clearly going all out with Dead or Alive 5. If you thought the game’s previous stages were a little bit bonkers, wait until you see its latest reveal. It shows series regulars Lei Fang and Zack kitted out in circus clothes and at the centre of a carnival performance. As the fight goes on, massive tigers start running...

News: Dead or Alive 5 Trailer Shows You Where Not to Have a Fight

Dead or Alive 5 Trailer Shows You Where Not to Have a Fight

Sparzone

Of all the places to engage in one-on-one combat, the middle of a warzone rates amongst the worse. This Dead or Alive 5 trailer proves as much by showcasing the potential hazards. You might get targeted by an errant RPG for example, or come close to getting hit by a crash-landing helicopter. The message is clear folks: if you’ve...

News: Become the Ultimate Ninja with Free Ninja Gaiden III DLC

Become the Ultimate Ninja with Free Ninja Gaiden III DLC

Masochist

Ninja Gaiden III is so easy that our own blade-wielding beast Christopher Ingram managed to play through the game with his eyes closed. Or so we’re told. That’s not exactly a glowing endorsement for a franchise that prides itself on its difficulty, and so publisher Tecmo Koei has taken steps to rectify that issue. Now available for...

News: More Virtua Fighter Combatants Destined for Dead or Alive 5

More Virtua Fighter Combatants Destined for Dead or Alive 5

Crossover chaos

Why wait for the character roster to be announced for your favourite fighting game, when you can hack the demo and discover it for yourself? That’s exactly the mindset one NeoGAF poster adopted, having hacked the source code of a recent Dead or Alive 5 demo in order to make a series of interesting discoveries. It turns out, as...

News: Tecmo Koei Sneaks Free DLC into Ninja Gaiden 3

Tecmo Koei Sneaks Free DLC into Ninja Gaiden 3

Palate cleanser

If you’re still furious about Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken DLC plans, then here’s something to lighten your mood: publisher Tecmo Koei has announced that it is to release a batch of free DLC for the upcoming Ninja Gaiden III. Revealed in Famitsu magazine [via Andriasang], the post-release goodies will include two new...

News: Ninja Gaiden III Slashes Up London

Ninja Gaiden III Slashes Up London

Painting the town crimson

Tecmo Koei’s released a brand new trailer for Ninja Gaiden III showing off the game’s London stage. For realism, the level takes place in the rain. Well it’s not going to be sunny is it? As you’d expect, the footage is decidedly violent. Seriously, don’t watch it if you don’t like blood and gore. The game’s...