Ninja Gaiden II: One Million Served

Chin up, Itagaki. You went out a winner! Tecmo have announced today that Ninja Gaiden II has now sold over one million copies worldwide since release. Which, really, they'll be over the moon about considering the game launched with little marketing and (come on, let's be honest) wasn't even as good as the first one.… » 8/29/08 1:30am 8/29/08 1:30am

Ninja Gaiden II Freezing Problems, Temporary Solutions

While the freezing issue » 8/11/08 5:40pm 8/11/08 5:40pms with Ninja Gaiden II that arose with the title update and mission mode downloadable content pack towards the end of last month have yet to be fixed, Microsoft assures us that they are working closely with Tecmo and Team Ninja towards a solution. There is currently no ETA for a new update.…

First 4 Figures Does Ryu Hayabusa Right

If I had worked on Dead or Alive 4 with the folks at Team Ninja, I would definitely spend my bonus money on this amazing Ryu Hayabusa statue from First 4 Figures. The company that has brought us so many pretty works of Metroid » 7/25/08 11:20am 7/25/08 11:20am and art has been awarded the license for Ninja Gaiden II from Microsoft and TECMO, and the…

25 New Missions Tomorrow For Ninja Gaiden II

We knew Ninja Gaiden II Mission Mode was coming on July 25th, but what exactly is Mission Mode? Mission Mode is a pack of 25 new missions for the game, broken up into two sets. Karma missions involve trying to get the highest possible score, while survival missions are all about taking on hordes of enemies with a… » 7/24/08 7:40pm 7/24/08 7:40pm

Ninja Gaiden II Mission Mode Hits Xbox Live July 25

Those looking for more to do in Ninja Gaiden II should start rooting through the couch cushions for loose Microsoft Points, because details on the game's DLC have appeared, like, out of nowhere. One second there's a puff of smoke, the next Gamersyde reports that you'll be paying 800 MS Points for 25 new missions via… » 7/09/08 10:00pm 7/09/08 10:00pm

NECA's Ninja Gaiden II Figure

Whoah, NECA! Slow down! You'll wear yourself out, then you won't be any good to anyone. Not content with releasing God of War figures, and Gears of War of War figures, and Bionic Commando figures, they've just released shots of a Ninja Gaiden II figure as well. Of course, it's of Ryu Hayabusa, who'll stand 7" tall and… » 6/24/08 8:20am 6/24/08 8:20am

Ninja Gaiden II Review: Swan Song or Death Knell?

Last month when I spoke with Tomonobu Itagaki in San Francisco he told me that Ninja Gaiden II represented the culmination, the absolute height of the franchise and because of this he would no longer be making any more Ninja Gaiden games. Ninja Gaiden has always been about perfection of timing, on some level the art… » 6/10/08 1:00pm 6/10/08 1:00pm