Ninja Gaiden 3 hits stores on March 20, and while I had no plans on dropping $60 on another round of punishing slice-and-dice, Hitomi and Ayane may have just changed my mind.

Dead or Alive 5 wasn't even on my radar until I saw this video. I knew the sequel was coming, but expected another rehash of the old familiar formula. You know, what we've gotten with ever DoA game since the first one. This, however, is something different. The models have changed. The animations have changed. The environments are more interactive than ever before.

This might be the Dead or Alive sequel I've been waiting years to play, and all it took was the departure of the man that created the franchise in the first place. Whatever works!