Whether you liked Nioh or hated it, I must truly commend Team Ninja for their spectacular job on handling this demo. This is the kind of demo that I wish every game was able to sport before release. But first, let’s take a quick history lesson regarding this Nioh.
Of course it is.
Gamers have spent the past several months arguing over whether Dead or Alive’s third bikini-clad vacation simulator deserves a Western release. That’s a lot of time and energy wasted on the worst game in the series.
Spirit sharks and Shiba Inu puppies aside, Team Ninja’s Nioh continues to give off strong Dark Souls vibes, right down to the more polite “Ready To Die?” tagline in the trailer. We’ll see if that vibe holds when the week-long PlayStation 4 alpha demo kicks off later this month.
Ni-Oh! has been development for over a decade, but if this gameplay is any indication, it’s gonna be worth the wait.
With the release of the latest Dissidia Final Fantasy trailer, Kingdom Hearts director and zipper enthusiast*, Tetsuya Nomura sat down to talk about the newest addition to the character roster.
Surprise! The thing absolutely nobody was expecting happened: some Dead or Alive players on PC have modded the latest game so they can play with naked characters. NSFW content ahead.
Acknowledging that the Dead or Alive fighting franchise has a sexy image problem, community leaders at the series' go-to forum have added an over-sexualized costume soft-ban to their tournament rules. Reactions from the community-at-large have been overwhelmingly negative.
I fell in love with my favorite fighting game franchise for all the right reasons. It was fast, frantic, flashy and groundbreaking. Now, after nearly 20 years together, it's time for me to face the truth—my favorite fighting game franchise is an exhibitionist, and I'm not okay with it.
If you've played Ninja Gaiden II, you know that it's a game that's pretty tough on its third-hardest Mentor difficulty. On the Master Ninja setting, it makes grown men cry. Except for the Chinese player who seems to have beaten the game at its hardest without getting a scratch.
Zelda Musou (aka Hyrule Warriors), the hack-and-slash Zelda game, will be out August 14 in Japan. According to a Famistu leak, Team Ninja is also working on the game with Koei.
I'm pretty confident that if you just watched the trailer for this game, you would have no clue who made it. Here's a hint: One of the creators is a Japanese developer you'd never imagine involved with a game like this.
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.
A new Dead or Alive 5 project is "coming soon" to the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Yosuke Hayashi, Team Ninja's leader, recently announced that the "newest work" (最新作) for Dead or Alive 5 was "currently in development" and showed a very brief trailer. It sounds like a stand-alone title, so it might be a revamped or tweaked…
In Japan, everything changes in the spring. And this April 1, Tecmo Koei, from the sound of it, is making some big changes. At least, on paper.
Just because Team Ninja, the developers behind Dead or Alive, are all out of fucks to give about releasing hyper-sexualized games, that doesn't mean they're not updating Dead or Alive 5. The latest update sneaks in, wait for it, a breast jiggling Easter Egg. Shocking!
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is leaving behind Wii U exclusivity and coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 2nd.
The debate over the Wii U's "next-generation" status rages on. The latest combatant is Yosuke Hayashi, head of Team Ninja—the Tecmo studio responsible for the Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive series, among others. While the console is technically "next-generation"—it did come after the Wii—Hayashi was still compelled…