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.
There are times in life when you shouldn't mess with a good thing. To me, Ninja Gaiden III exemplifies this. Why are there Quick Time Events in Combat? What's with all the cheesy British stereotypes? What the heck happened to the Ninja Gaiden I know and love?
When you think of action game Ninja Gaiden, the word "multiplayer" doesn't exactly leap to mind. Yet, here we are, a Ninja Gaiden—Ninja Gaiden III—with multiplayer.
The next chapter in the story of dark Japanese hero Ryu Hayabusa will take a look at the man beneath the mask; a man that struggles internally over every life he takes. I'm guessing that's after he showers off the gore.
See what it's like to be stabbed repeatedly by Ninja Gaiden star Ryu Hayabusa in this, the first teaser video for Team Ninja's next project, Ninja Gaiden III.
Late last night Tomonobu Itagaki's translator Andrew Szymanski contacted Kotaku to tell us that the famed producer of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden was leaving Tecmo and suing the company for unpaid bonus.