Ninja Gaiden 3 Officially On The Way From Team Ninja

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Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
Tomonobu Itagaki's rather messy departure from Team Ninja might have caused some internal turmoil for the studio, but Tecmo's star developer has recuperated and gelled back together since then, and is now ready to really dig into development of three new games: Ninja GaidenDead or Alive, and the long-in-development samurai action game Ni-Oh.

As previously reported, Team Ninja is putting together a Nintendo 3DS version of Dead or Alive called, cutely, Dead or Alive Dimensions. Details are still light at best, but we know it's a fighting title that focuses on the series' ongoing narrative. Details are even skimpier on Ninja Gaiden 3, the newly announced next installment in the lauded character action franchise. According to GamePro, the game is so early in development that the team only has concept art to prove its existence. But as you'll see, the art serves to show what the team is shooting for: blood and character. Also, ninjas.  


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Team Ninja hasn't dated either game, and Ninja Gaiden's platforms haven't been discussed either. More information on the latter will come "early next year," according to GamePro. As for Ni-Oh, yeah, that game's apparently still being made, too. More as it happens!
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#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
Tomonobu Itagaki's rather messy departure from Team Ninja might have caused some internal turmoil for the studio, but Tecmo's star developer has recuperated and gelled back together since then, and is now ready to really dig into development of three new games: Ninja GaidenDead or Alive, and the long-in-development samurai action game Ni-Oh.

As previously reported, Team Ninja is putting together a Nintendo 3DS version of Dead or Alive called, cutely, Dead or Alive Dimensions. Details are still light at best, but we know it's a fighting title that focuses on the series' ongoing narrative. Details are even skimpier on Ninja Gaiden 3, the newly announced next installment in the lauded character action franchise. According to GamePro, the game is so early in development that the team only has concept art to prove its existence. But as you'll see, the art serves to show what the team is shooting for: blood and character. Also, ninjas.  


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Team Ninja hasn't dated either game, and Ninja Gaiden's platforms haven't been discussed either. More information on the latter will come "early next year," according to GamePro. As for Ni-Oh, yeah, that game's apparently still being made, too. More as it happens!
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#2 Edited by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

Sigma 2 was cool but a little more blood and gore wouldn't hurt. From the picture, it seems promising :)

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#3 Posted by fwylo (3571 posts) -
@Grissefar said:
" s "
Lame
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#4 Posted by jhevans51 (58 posts) -

Yeah, I'm excited. Better buy another controller now to replace the one I'm gonna break.

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#5 Posted by Novacain (13 posts) -

Am I the only one who thinks that there isn't enough room in the videogame industry for two separate development teams to have the word "Ninja" in them? I say, Team Ninja and Ninja Theory either fight to decide which team is a true Ninja, or they merge. Too many Ninjas.

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#6 Posted by XenoNick (1570 posts) -

Sweet. Really enjoyed NGII. Also hyped a for a new DOA fighting game. Not vollyball crap *Looks over at DOA Paradise*

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#7 Posted by EliminatoR (320 posts) -

great,some good news.

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#8 Posted by DorothyVader (12 posts) -

seriously what the hell????

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#9 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

That reminds me ; need to go finish NG2 on master ninja difficulty! Roll on NG3.

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#10 Edited by spazmaster666 (2111 posts) -
@Grissefar said:

" Sigma 2 was cool but a little more blood and gore wouldn't hurt. From the picture, it seems promising :) "

That's because for whatever reason they decided to get rid of a lot of the gore from the original Ninja Gaiden 2 when they made Sigma 2. The original was pretty damn gory. 
 
Anyway, new Ninja Gaiden game is no surprise. I just wonder how difficult Ninja Gaiden III will be (i.e. NG2 was easier than NG1, etc.)
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#11 Posted by kerikxi (589 posts) -

I got the impression a lot of the talent behind Ninja Gaiden left with Itagaki...

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#12 Posted by mutha3 (5050 posts) -

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
 
 
please don't suck!

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#13 Posted by Kowalski (317 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden is awesome. Glad to see we get more of it.

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#14 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1609 posts) -

Master Chief's helmet is under the mask.

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#15 Posted by Shayera (41 posts) -

Without Itagaki I don't know.  They won't risk too many changes, so they'll probably copy/paste NG2, give it a little polish, new stages and call it a day.

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#16 Posted by DaBuddaDa (306 posts) -

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the PS3 is one of my favorite games of the past couple years, but I'm finding Other M to be a hugggge disappointment.

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#17 Posted by Jost1 (2226 posts) -
@Grissefar said:
" Sigma 2 was cool but a little more blood and gore wouldn't hurt. From the picture, it seems promising :) "
Sigma 2 removed so many key elements from NG2 that it wasn't even worth playing. NG2 had FOUNTAINS of gore and it was actually a big part of the fun. It was a ballet of glorious violence and Sigma 2 just ruined all of that.
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#18 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

I hate to say it, but really all the Sigma games highlighted was oatmealface is a super key element into the series working and that a lot of Team Ninja people don't seem to "get it" if Sigma 2 is any indication of the direction this game will be headed. Other M stinking it up doesn't exactly restore faith in them either.

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#19 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

excuse me.  
 
*ahem*  
 
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#20 Posted by SnakeEyes327 (354 posts) -

Inside sources say that Ryu is actually a vampire.

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#21 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" @Grissefar said:
" Sigma 2 was cool but a little more blood and gore wouldn't hurt. From the picture, it seems promising :) "
Sigma 2 removed so many key elements from NG2 that it wasn't even worth playing. NG2 had FOUNTAINS of gore and it was actually a big part of the fun. It was a ballet of glorious violence and Sigma 2 just ruined all of that. "
If that is what ruined the experience for you, its kind of hard to argue.... 
 
This is interesting but I'm wayyyy more distracted by the Vampire wolverine right now....
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#22 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

Time to buy another controller then.

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#23 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

If we look at past history, Ninja GAYden will most likely be on Xbox 360 and PS3.

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#24 Posted by Rxanadu (614 posts) -
@FuzzYLemoN said:
" Master Chief's helmet is under the mask. "
...and Chuch Norris's face ins underneath the helmet.
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#25 Posted by Cheetoman (298 posts) -

I'm gonna get some Ninja Gaiden 2 from amazon, ill reckon that

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#26 Edited by Milkman (18913 posts) -

I wonder if it will be any different without Itagaki.  
 
 
I'm going to put my money on "no".

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#27 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -
@josty81 said:
" @Grissefar said:
" Sigma 2 was cool but a little more blood and gore wouldn't hurt. From the picture, it seems promising :) "
Sigma 2 removed so many key elements from NG2 that it wasn't even worth playing. NG2 had FOUNTAINS of gore and it was actually a big part of the fun. It was a ballet of glorious violence and Sigma 2 just ruined all of that. "
It's a  better version aside from the gore change and it's not that bad since I still think OT's look very brutal.
 
All the other changes are good, such as a new weapon, chapters, bosses and missions. But the lesser noticable changes are probably the best: tweaking the pace, enemy spawns, health gain, shop system, removing frustrating sections, puzzles and backtracking, infinite projectiles and  guide feature that tells you where to go. In short it removes the cheap stuff and retains most of the legitimate challenge.
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#28 Posted by agentboolen (1989 posts) -

I'm hoping for another classic Ninja Gaiden out of this.  I know that Tomonobu Itagaki's gone, but there still has to be some really talented guys working at Team Ninja!!

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#29 Posted by TwoOneFive (9786 posts) -

blah

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#30 Posted by leroyrockwell (60 posts) -
@Grissefar said:

It's a  better version aside from the gore change and it's not that bad since I still think OT's look very brutal.  All the other changes are good, such as a new weapon, chapters, bosses and missions. But the lesser noticable changes are probably the best: tweaking the pace, enemy spawns, health gain, shop system, removing frustrating sections, puzzles and backtracking, infinite projectiles and  guide feature that tells you where to go. In short it removes the cheap stuff and retains most of the legitimate challenge. "

i agree with this.  So I lost the gore but the balance was all over on the xbox version. Sigma 2 is a lot smoother play through and polished than the xbox. 
I can say the same about Sigma 1 also.   The challenge is still there. I've played both version and the PS3 one is better but I do mess the Charging on the side weapons like the Bow and so on.
Also  First person aiming and moving of the bow. Counters working like a counter.    
If the Sigma team is working on it without itagaki I think it will be polished as the Sigma series.
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#31 Posted by skrutop (3812 posts) -

Never played NG2, but I really liked the first one.

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#32 Posted by Daveyo520 (7747 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
" excuse me.  
 
*ahem*  
 
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
I was looking for what you had to say, lol
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#33 Posted by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -

For a second I thought Ninja Theory was developing DMC and NG3.
 
O_O

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#34 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

I sense sex minigames, Team Ninja style! Mash the B button!!! Faster!!! Dodge! B button!!!

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#35 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -
@kerikxi said:
" I got the impression a lot of the talent behind Ninja Gaiden left with Itagaki... "
They did, he took a lot of people with him and made Tokyo Vikings.
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#36 Posted by CannibalFerox (304 posts) -

Happy, happy, joy, joy! I can't wait!

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#37 Posted by biospank (700 posts) -

liked ng2 so this game caint hurt

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#38 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

I had a very fun time with Ninja Gaiden 2, and I'm looking forward to this even though Itagaki has left the building. Hopefully it'll be as crazy and gory as NG2, but they'll tone down some of the retarded stuff (IE: Yeah I'm sure CIA agents have DD and are dominatrix's).

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#39 Posted by LOZZAT (258 posts) -

PS3 please? I want a PS3 version with the ridiculous gore :P it's what made NG2 so unique XD oh yeah that and the settings, the characters and the gameplay. The fact that you play the world's most blade-tank-like ninja who never learned stealth helps with the fun factor.

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#40 Posted by RaidenMitsuru (198 posts) -

Can't wait for this to come out, that image is bad ass. Would love to have that on a poster.

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#41 Posted by fox01313 (5203 posts) -

Wonder what the future games from TN will be like after their work on the latest Metroid game.

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#42 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

YES.  YES.

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#43 Posted by MisterMouse (3602 posts) -

why would they let us know they are making it when all they have is concept art to show us? frustrating!

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#44 Posted by Xearo (68 posts) -

While i like NG i would rather have a new DoA

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#45 Posted by xxdomonkashuxx (4 posts) -

more ninja games...

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#46 Posted by Belonpopo (2144 posts) -
@Xearo: That!
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#47 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12538 posts) -

More Ninja Gaiden?!!? Eek! 
 
See, the problem I have with Ninja Gaiden games is that on the one hand, they're really fun and really good. On the other, they're so hard (and I'm so bad at them) that I struggle to beat them...on easy. 

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#48 Posted by ManlyBeast (1232 posts) -

I'm sure it's be a good game and I'll suck at it.

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#49 Posted by DrTran916 (21 posts) -

Boobs and violence.  Hey, I beat the last two.  Round Three! GO!!!!

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#50 Posted by mooog (4 posts) -

Yeah!

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