43 Comments
Edited by Goldanas

I've never been into this series.

The first two I found very unappealing even after extended play. After watching this trailer for the multiplayer, however, my interest is piqued once again.

Posted by SpartyOn

Love this series, but this doesn't look very good.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

I never thought multiplayer was something Ninja Gaiden needed but i'm staying cautiously optimistic about it.

Posted by Ventilaator

Didn't notice the age gate at first before hitting play.

"You're too young to watch the filth in this video, go to church instead"

Oh, Giant Bomb.

Edited by G24S

This series have THE worst camera in a game I've experienced yet, as most of the time you're fighting to fix the camera angle instead of the enemy.

Edited by SadPatrol

How old do I have to be?

Im 19 and I can't watch it!!

Edit: Never mind, I'm a moron

Posted by JTB123

This does not look good, hopefully the coop is fixed this time though.

Posted by Grissefar

Cool that you can izuna drop in multiplayer, but it's probably just a filler mode. I still have hope for a good singleplayer and master ninja mode.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

It's an interesting idea but it seems to lack any necessary polish.

Edited by countinhallways

Ninja Gaiden Black was such a fantastic game.

This... does not look good at all. Hopefully it is just the multiplayer that is this janky.

Posted by Springfart

everything about this game seems beyond retarded.

Posted by Humanity

Multiplayer deathmatch in Ninja Gaiden, now I've seen it all. With Killstreaks no less.

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Posted by gregoryc

I just want another good Ninja Gaiden game. I don't care at all for a multiplayer. I have doubts as to the quality of this game after seeing this.

Posted by AngelN7

Where are those critters that defend multiplayer in every game? and say "stop bitching" when people notice most of them suck.

Posted by Curufinwe

The co-op in Sigma 2 was pretty cool, or would have been if the netcode wasn't terrible.

Posted by LoktarOgar

Is Ninja Gaiden published by EA now?

Posted by Itwastuesday

this looks absolutely retarded/kind of cool.

Posted by HeavyDuty32

Um, Ninja Gaiden (or really any stylish action game) seems like the last thing I would want to play competitive multiplayer in.

Edited by DiGiTaL_SiN

Press O to die with honor!

Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n

I am oddly compelled by this. The zombie angle has been raped to death, quite a few games tried half decent pirate games and such, so we've all lived through a few fad games, but no one has done ninja multilayer yet. I wouldn't mine putting down my red dot sight and busting out a katana and fire balls. Looks cool to me.

Posted by clank543

Oh my...... no. I really enjoyed Ninja Gaiden Black back on the Xbox, but the series has just totally lost me and this definitely doesn't bring me back.

Posted by tsigo

This is unrecognizable as a Ninja Gaiden game. I was pretty sure I was done with the series after playing 2. Now I'm completely sure.

Posted by Subjugation

I don't know how I feel about multiplayer in Ninja Gaiden. Actually I do, I'm extremely skeptical. I'd much rather see footage of the single player stuff.

Posted by Alucard_N7

What is this? This is not the ninja gaiden I know and love!! \(0_0)/

Posted by mustardfacial

So it's a 5v5 3D fighting game?

That's actually really cool.

Posted by Jaqen_HGhar

What the... As a huge fan of Ninja Gaiden (Black) and a small fan of Ninja Gaiden 2, this just... might be good. You don't see this often, that's for sure. I am more interested in seeing and hearing more of the singleplayer though. Hearing how it is more "quicktime-eventy" is not a good sign, so I don't know.

Posted by AjayRaz

if you told me that Team Ninja were trying to not-sell me on this game with this trailer, i'd totally believe you.

regardless of the quality of the trailer, following the multiplayer stuff has made me intrigued. while i don't think that multiplayer is the direction that Ninja Gaiden should go in, and while i'm kind of puzzled by a lot of the design choices made by the new Team Ninja team, i'm still sticking with it because if done right, this looks like it could be a ton of fun.

though, Team Ninja games always have pretty bad netcode, so that could totally kill it. that's what killed the Team Missions for me in Sigma 2.

Posted by amir90

As long as it doesn't affect SP, I am fine with this. Would rather have co op thou.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

I don't think that looks bad at all! I could see it being a lot of fun a la Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. The maps look sparse. Put in a danged fruit cart already! Why not....Ninja Gaiden is, afterall, a pretty formulaic game that can't do the same thing a third time.

Posted by River_Reinking

....what?

Posted by Shadow

...BUYING THIS

Edited by Goblin

I don't like any of the (post-8 bit) Ninja Gaidens at all, but this looks so janky and dumb it might just be worthwhile^^

As soon as that creep Itagaki left the house things got interesting, as suspected. Maybe next they'll make DoA fun again.

Posted by Landon

@countinhallways said:

Ninja Gaiden Black was such a fantastic game.

This... does not look good at all. Hopefully it is just the multiplayer that is this janky.

What looks janky? It looks exactly like the other Ninja Gaidens.

Posted by paulunga

"Press O to die with Honor" might be one of the best on-screen prompts I've ever seen.

Posted by jillsandwich

Why does this look so much fun?

It might be worth a rental just to fuck around with multiplayer for a day, since I've never been interested in any other Ninja Gaiden game.

Posted by HerbieBug

This looks lazy. Most of those animations look like they were lifted directly from NG2 without any modification.

Posted by Andorski

Initially I thought this was awesome, but then I came to the realization that I suck at Ninja Gaiden and would have my ass handed to me in this game's multiplayer.

Posted by CaptainJudaism

Multiplayer versus mode for Ninja Gaiden? Not sure if want...

Posted by roughplague

@Ventilaator said:

Didn't notice the age gate at first before hitting play.

"You're too young to watch the filth in this video, go to church instead"

Oh, Giant Bomb.

funny, same thing happened to me xD

Posted by PenguinDust

There aren't enough melee-focused competitive multiplayer games around. It will be interesting to see how this fares.

Posted by MeatSim

Kudos for doing something different but I don't know about this.

Edited by Dahitman

Trailer for a minute, and we already see

  • Animation path skewed at 00:25
  • Dozens of sword through stomachs moves (seriously you can't show more variety in one whole minute?)
  • Handful of Zangief grabs
  • Magic and Arrows

Don't get me wrong I love dumb games, but this one's in the special Olympics for being broken and handicapped.

EDIT: Atleast it's an ingame trailer.

Posted by sickVisionz

If there is some sort of parry or combo-breaker in this it could be kinda cool. Hopefully there's more than just one stage though.