"New console will bring new opportunities"
Developer Team Ninja is currently in the final phases of production on PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh 2 ahead of its launch next month, and if you'd like to read our recent thoughts on the game as part of a preview event, head on through the link. However, it has also become clear that the team is looking to...
Nothing confirmed, though
Team Ninja has been doing pretty well for itself with the Nioh series. The second game is right around the corner, and by all accounts, it's shaping up to be a fantastic sequel. If you haven't yet, check out our thoughts on Nioh 2 after a hands-on demo. As great as these games are, there's still a hope among fans that the...
But no mention of a sequel yet
Team Ninja's been supporting Dead or Alive 5 for years -- across two generations, we might add -- showering the flashy fighter with approximately 12 billion different costume packs. Now, it sounds like the developer's finally leaving the game behind. After the title's latest tournament wrapped up, the studio...
It's a tough one
Nioh's out now on PlayStation 4, and most seem to think that it's very good - but its approach to cooperative play has got some people riled up. Basically, you can summon friends into your game and fight side by side, but only if your ally has already completed the current level. In other words, you can't join up with a pal and beat...
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...
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...
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...
Girl on girl
We’re going to avoid the temptation to fill this story with smutty remarks, largely because Dead or Alive 5 is looking pretty good. Most noticeably, the characters no longer resemble porcelain dolls, but we also think the cinematic style that developer Team Ninja’s gunning for has actually given the game a unique look. This 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..
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..
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..
Are you a simple Hero, or a Master Ninja?
Like the series stealthy ninja protagonist Ryu Hayabusa, silently running towards an enemy pawn, a full 30 minutes of Ninja Gaiden III gameplay footage silently slipped upon us while we slept through the night. Through the jump you can feast your eyes on the intense action, as OXM plays through the entire...
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..
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...
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Move over Greater Fiend
It’s has been rumoured here at Movemodo for quite some time, but an unexpected email from Tecmo Koei stealthily slipped into our email inboxes today and confirmed that the upcoming release of Ninja Gaiden 3 will release with full PlayStation Move support. Team NINJA’s leader Yosuke Hayashi stated: NINJA GAIDEN 3 is all...
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..
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..
A litter of eager Official PlayStation Magazine subscribers have found themselves in possession of a wealth of Ninja Gaiden 3 information
Naturally, that content's found itself out of the magazine and onto the Internet, courtesy of NeoGAF. Apparently the game will run at a silky smooth 60 frames per second, with competitive and co-operative multiplayer for up to eight players. The game will be..
Speaking in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine (US), Ninja Gaiden 3's project lead, Yosuke Hayashi, has said that the title will feature a "complex" multiplayer mode
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..
Is no news good news?
Here's a series we didn't think we'd see on Move: super-hardcore hack-and-slash Ninja Gaiden, a franchise with so much action our arms are sore just thinking about playing it with Sony's motion controller. The most recent issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine features an interview with Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi in...
There are better ways to tease the announcement of your product, but for Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden series, stabbing viewers in the face seems like an apt solution
The short Ninja Gaiden 3 teaser trailer, released to kick-off this week's GDC event, shows protagonist Ryu Hayabusa drenched in the blood of his victim — which judging by the first-person perspective of the trailer appears to be us. Or you..
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.
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..
With two pretty big Playstation 3 exclusives in the works, Japanese developers Tecmo have become a pretty Sony oriented development house
A strange turn of events seeing as in the past the team we very much taken with Microsoft's XBOX. The reason for that? "The PS3 the hardware with the highest specs," reckons Quantum director Makoto Shibata."It's not that Tecmo is shifting away..
Team Ninja's newest commander in chief Yosuke Hayashi has confirmed "the future of an outstanding series"
The series being, of course, Ninja Gaiden. Hayashi confirmed that demand for a Ninja Gaiden III had reached "fever pitch" claiming "what the consumers, the gamers are looking for is going to be the next chapter," and, "that we're in a position of being able to make that..
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny may be a PSP game, but that's not stopping Namco Bandai doing the very best job of rendering Ivy's breasts to the very best of their ability
That aside though, this game looks amazing.
New boss-man of Team Ninja, Yosuke Hayashi was dignified to the end when prompted by Joystiq on previous head Itagaki
When asked if the release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 was a "loss of face" like Itagaki had suggested, he simply dodged the question."Development began only after we read and heard about fan feedback ... after Ninja Gaiden 2 came out last summer."</blockquote>..
Ninja Gaiden Sigma II is coming to the PS3 and the PS3 only
We knew that earlier this week. Apparently, regardless of that fact, Tecmo are all ready to announce the game this March 24th. Ahem, yes. Perhaps they'll give us some more information on what to expect from the game? All the same, C&VG have a truckload of new images for you to navigate. It's shaping up quite nicely. Expect the game..
A remake of XBOX 360 exclusive Ninja Gaiden ? II is heading to the PS3
The game will include PSN support and is being developed by Tecmo's infamous Team Ninja. And to be honest, that's all we really know at the moment. The game has been confirmed though, and we'll have more on it as soon as we find out.