Ninja Gaiden's cyborg vs. zombies spin-off is coming to PC. Tecmo Koei announced this morning that the Steam version of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be launching day-and-date with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions in early 2014. Thank goodness. Ninja Gaiden and PCs go together like ... you know. » 10/08/13 9:30am 10/08/13 9:30am

The Ninja Gaiden Zombie Game Contains At Least One Panty Shower

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-centric Ninja Gaiden game, is on display at E3 and I can confirm one thing: there is at least one incident of panties raining from the sky. » 6/12/13 5:30pm 6/12/13 5:30pm

The Best 2D Arcade Game Backgrounds

Classic 2D arcade platformers, brawlers and beat 'em ups can have amazing background art—with pixel perfect details and a wonderful color palette. Unlike the similarly awesome 2D fighter backgrounds, people don't pay as much attention to these. » 6/03/13 7:00pm 6/03/13 7:00pm

Devil's Third Isn't Coming Out Soon

It's been nearly 3 years since Devil's Third was announced. From Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of Ninja Gaiden and Jiggly Ninja Girls Galore – I mean – Dead or Alive, and his studio, Valhalla Game Studios, the apparently hyper-violent action shooter has had a rocky time getting made. So where is it now? Japanese gaming… » 5/30/13 5:30am 5/30/13 5:30am

The Best NES Game Endings

Video game endings back in the 80s and the early 90s were never really all that complicated. A short animation or a few screens, sometimes text only. But, hell, it still felt so rewarding when we were able to experience it for the first time after beating a hard game. » 5/09/13 8:00pm 5/09/13 8:00pm

The Most Amazing Video Game Continue Screens

The continue countdown screen was introduced to arcades in the 80s. It was a simple and effective way of getting players to fork over more money. When you fail, the screen comes up for a limited time with a countdown to insert additional coins or press a button. » 4/12/13 6:30pm 4/12/13 6:30pm

The Most Badass Classic Ninja Games

There's no doubt that ninja are among the coolest video game characters. They do everything with style; running, jumping, fighting, even breathing. These games—mostly platformers—were able to capture this no matter how limited the hardware capacity was; ninja always look awesome. » 2/06/13 7:00am 2/06/13 7:00am

The Funniest (And Worst) Engrish In Classic Japanese Video Games

Back in the day Japanese developers didn't have the budget or the control to make perfect Japanese-to-English translations... although probably no one really cared. They had to translate and export their games to the West as fast as possible. » 2/01/13 5:00pm 2/01/13 5:00pm

Ninja Gaiden III on Wii U: Well, It Sucks Less.

When Ninja Gaiden III came out, I was none too kind to it. As a long standing fan of the franchise, it just did too many questionable things: QTE's in combat, Long-winded villains, and an uncomfortable scene in which you're forced to murder somebody while he pleads for his life and the welfare of his children. » 11/17/12 8:30pm 11/17/12 8:30pm

Bad Port or Bad Hardware? We're Already Hearing Complaints About Wii U…

As Nintendo's first high definition console, Wii U will join the neverending, nothing-really-proven debate between the PS3 and the Xbox 360 over which console's visuals for whatever multiplatform game are superior. Some people are convinced it's a bad port, others are convinced it proves inferior hardware. » 11/17/12 2:00pm 11/17/12 2:00pm

Ninja Gaiden Cosplay to Slice Your Eyeballs Wide Open

Snapped at DragonCon 2012 by Elysiam Entertainment, this is a human looking as close to Ninja Gaiden's Ryu Hayabusa as a human could ever possible look. » 10/10/12 12:33am 10/10/12 12:33am

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Slices and Dices, and Still Cuts Through a…

This is a couple minutes of gameplay for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, the Wii U launch title that carves through dough-headed stooges like this and still can slice a tomato like this. » 9/20/12 7:30pm 9/20/12 7:30pm

I Hate the Wii U Pro Controller

Okay, so Nintendo is releasing a new console (the Wii U) with a new controller (called the Wii U GamePad). I'm actually cool with the GamePad—even though it's quite wide. It opens up new takes on multiplayer, which is a very good (and welcome) thing. What I hate is the Wii U Pro Controller. » 9/20/12 10:00am 9/20/12 10:00am

Catch a Glimpse of Cel-Shaded Zombie Slaying in the First Trailer for …

Mega Man co-creator Keiji Inafune is taking a stab at the Ninja Gaiden series with Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and by "taking a stab" I mean actively attempting to stab the star of the main Ninja Gaiden series in the throat with a sword. » 9/19/12 9:45am 9/19/12 9:45am

New PS3, New Inafune Game And More of Last Night's Big Tokyo Gaming News

Last night Sony kicked off the 2012 Tokyo Game Show with the announcement of the tiny top-loading PlayStation 3.3. We learned of a brand new Ninja Gaiden franchise from Mega Man's Keiji Inafune. We got new PlayStation Vita colors. It's a lot to take in, but that's what round-ups were made for. » 9/19/12 9:00am 9/19/12 9:00am