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Posted by MooseyMcMan

Looks crazy!

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Posted by ConstantRa1n

Ninja Gaiden 4: Ninjas in space!

Posted by Crono

This is why I never mess with the local ninjas.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

I will freely admit I am not a good enough gamer to even consider this game. Not that the last few didn't look great, it's just way too tough for me.

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Posted by RIDEBIRD

This seems very japanese. Also, how is he going to defeat the terrorists without a red dot sight on his sword?

Posted by Tokubetsu

I'll just wait for Itagaki's "Devil's Third."

Posted by RandomInternetUser

So fucking hyped.  I love Ninja Gaiden.

Posted by SkipT

The second game had some pretty serious balance issues that weren't present in the first game (some of which were corrected in the Sigma version). I worry that without some of the core team ninja guys, this may face a similar fate.

Posted by oldjack327

I loved Ninja Gaiden Black... but sans Itagaki, I'm skeptical.  Granted, Ninja Gaiden 2 was a mess, but considering the guy was planning on leaving after completing it, I can understand why. 
 
Here's hoping, though.
 
I'm also crossing my fingers for a Japanese voice setting. Poorly translated cutscenes need some cultural distance before I consider them palatable. Plus, it feels wrong for Hayabusa not to have his DOA2 Dreamcast era voice actor.

Posted by akumous

The graphical quality of this game surpasses it predecessors, as expected for a sequel, but it seems that this one has what the others lacked - a decent story. I never played NGII because I given up my 360 before it was announced and I skipped out on the PS3 entirely due to the gore omission which affected my purchase. I hyped to see what this one is going to bring to the table and I am glad is going for all consoles and just one.

Posted by endaround

Terrorists?  He's clearly taking on Enzio.

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Posted by Selftest
@endaround said:
Terrorists?  He's clearly taking on Enzio.
Ha! Had the same thought.
Posted by Greenshoes

Ninja Gaiden Congruent

Posted by Tylea002

I know the story for Ninja Gaiden (and II) was non-existent, but it just feels wrong without that old voice actor.

Posted by Toxin066

Words cannot express how badly I want this game. I pray to all that is holy that the combat keeps the same feel.

The best part about fighting terrorists is that they don't throw incendiary shuriken at you from off screen.

Posted by fox01313

Ugh, another shamelessly tough game from Team Ninja that just takes out all the fun out of playing it & giving you tons of enemies all with guns. Think I'll pass. Think that any kind of stealth in the game will just work against it as Ryu in this is supposed to be such a killing machine that stealth just seems counterproductive.

Posted by Hashbrowns

Would it be too much to ask for a Ninja Gaiden game where you just fought other ninjas? No demons, special forces soldiers or ghost fish... just other guys with swords. Maybe in a feudal Japan setting? You know, when there were actually ninjas?

The sword combat in Ninja Gaiden/Black/Sigma was and still is the best, most visceral third-person melee combat I've ever experienced. It really felt like I was facing off against deadly ninjas in a classic fight scene in each and every encounter. But fighting over-designed monsters never interested me.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

I'm a Ninja... and that looks fucked up!

Posted by JackSukeru

Unable to confirm from footage if female character possesses huge gazoongas. Estimated odds currently at 60-70% in favor.

Posted by Seedofpower

I'll rent it again

Posted by Brendan

@Toxin066 said:

Words cannot express how badly I want this game. I pray to all that is holy that the combat keeps the same feel.

The best part about fighting terrorists is that they don't throw incendiary shuriken at you from off screen.

I almost want to switch back to my Ryu Hayabusa avatar that I had for two years in honour of this game :P I will always have it in spirit though.

Posted by amomjc

Looks great, e3 has proven awesome this year.

Posted by Belonpopo

a lot of people are going to die

Posted by onimonkii

a woman in a ninja gaiden trailer that DOESN'T have her tits popping out into the camera?
 
are we sure this is real?

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Posted by LiquidSwords

I find the lack of Slayer in some trailers very disturbing

Posted by Eboria

This seems ok, just think it sounds ridiculous when they say "Hayabusa".

Posted by Xpgamer7

Another one on the buy list. I hope the gameplay stays the same.

Posted by QKT

no boobs :(

Posted by MeatSim

A Ninja fighting terrorist in London that's gotta be a first.

Posted by Hailinel

I'm interested to know how the Wii U version (WiiU? WU?) version might differ from the PS3/360 versions.

Edited by BoOzak
@Toxin066 said:

Words cannot express how badly I want this game. I pray to all that is holy that the combat keeps the same feel.

The best part about fighting terrorists is that they don't throw incendiary shuriken at you from off screen.

From the gameplay i've seen It seems as though they've toned down the difficulty and made it more accessable for people who are new to the franshise:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2011-ninja-gaiden/714949
 
..Granted this is just one level and doesnt necessarily represent the rest of the game but still, it's worrying ;(
Posted by Veektarius
@RockmanBionics: Nah, I think that was all Itagaki.  But they purposefully didn't pan down so that we'd be left guessing.
Posted by mister_evil

Oh man! my fetish game!

Posted by confideration

Is it just me, or is Ryu awful at being sneaky? I mean why even wear the black outfit if youre always fighting dudes out in the open.

Edited by MrBubbles

awesome! i cant wait to start breaking controllers! (seriously). I just hope ghost fish don't make a return...again

Posted by MrBubbles

@Toxin066 said:

The best part about fighting terrorists is that they don't throw incendiary shuriken at you from off screen.

No but they will probably have rocket launchers coming from off screen instead.

Posted by GaspoweR

Woah, I think they are using a completely different engine in this game.

Posted by Enigma777

No demons? Great!

Posted by Aarny91

Looks interesting.

Posted by Dudacles

The thing is, how long will it take before the release a far superior version of the game on another platform? It sucks to buy Ninja Gaiden, only to have Team Ninja come out with a Black/Sigma version that blows the original out of the water.

Posted by GrandMarshal

I loved the first ninja gaiden but didnt even bother with the lame looking sequel, this looks a lot better and im actually interested in nija gaiden again now

Edited by Abram03

Oh, great, a neocon ninja game.  "Swallow slash through the forces of terror!  Rip the throats of domestic extremists with your windmill shuriken!  Make the world safe for democracy once more!"  I wouldn't be surprised if Mr. Anonymous looks like Ron Paul under his mask . . .
 
And just, blah.  So flat.  No style.  Doesn't even look as good as the original Xbox game.  That's what ya get when you try to make a Gaiden without Groper-san.

Posted by Nightfang
@ConstantRa1n said:
Ninja Gaiden 4: Ninjas in space!
Lol, sounds like a interesting movie concept. 
Posted by Hailinel

@dudacles said:

The thing is, how long will it take before the release a far superior version of the game on another platform? It sucks to buy Ninja Gaiden, only to have Team Ninja come out with a Black/Sigma version that blows the original out of the water.

They won't be doing that this time, in all likelihood. The Sigma versions were always put on the PS3 after the original Xbox/360 versions were released. Both platforms are getting the game simultaneously.

The Wii U version, on the other hand, will supposedly have some different tricks up its sleeve.

Posted by blueduck
@GrandMarshal said:

I loved the first ninja gaiden but didnt even bother with the lame looking sequel, this looks a lot better and im actually interested in nija gaiden again now

If you loved the first one there is absolutely no reason you would think the second one looked lame.
Posted by Contro

Played the demo and loved it. I can't wait for the Project Cafe version, the Tecmo rep told me it would be taking advantage of the latest GPU technology.
Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n

Looks good to me :) I love crazy Japanese terrorist plots with ninjas that also involve huge robots. 

Posted by Branthog

@Contro said:

Played the demo and loved it. I can't wait for the Project Cafe version, the Tecmo rep told me it would be taking advantage of the latest GPU technology.

I"m assuming this comment was made pre-announcement, when a lot of people weren't aware that Wii U is just going to be on par with current (ie, 2005/2006) consoles.