The Future of Zelda

Last week at E3, I got to chat with the fine folks behind the next two Zelda games: the action spinoff Hyrule Warriors and the recently-announced open-world Zelda that will be out next year. Both games are on Wii U. » 6/18/14 10:34am 6/18/14 10:34am

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… » 4/29/13 5:30am 4/29/13 5:30am

Ninja Gaiden 3 Wonders 'What Does It Feel Like To Kill A Man?'

I've never killed a man. Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi says he's never killed anyone either. Despite that inexperience, he is confident that his next game, Ninja Gaiden 3, accurately explores what it means to stick a Japanese sword into another man's body and extinguish his life force. » 6/14/11 8:00pm 6/14/11 8:00pm

Ninja Gaiden 3 for Wii U Gets Dragon Sword-style Touchscreen Controls

Team Ninja is bringing super ninja Ryu Hayabusa to Nintendo's new console, Wii U, with Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. Its the more unique version of Ninja Gaiden 3, thanks to the addition of (optional) touchscreen controls. » 6/09/11 6:20pm 6/09/11 6:20pm

Metroid's Heroine Won't Fight In The New Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive: Dimensions for the Nintendo 3DS will feature a cameo from Metroid hunter Samus Aran, but she won't be jiggling alongside the rest of the DOA cast. Samus, sadly, won't be playable in the game. » 1/24/11 5:40pm 1/24/11 5:40pm

What's It Like To Lose Your Lead Ninja?

Until 2008, the head ninja of Team Ninja (not pictured) was Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki. Then he left and filed a lawsuit over unpaid wages. More Tecmo developers left, too. What's that like for the other ninjas? » 10/28/10 6:00am 10/28/10 6:00am

Team Ninja Reveals Its Next Games: Ninja Gaiden 3, Ni-Oh

Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi revealed at an event in Tokyo this evening the developer's next major projects, including a new Ninja Gaiden game for consoles and the revival of a game we know as Ni-Oh. » 9/15/10 12:00pm 9/15/10 12:00pm

Metroid: Other M Creators Offer Rare Look At The Guts Of A Nintendo Game

The people behind Wii title Metroid: Other M provide an in-depth, behind the scenes look at the forthcoming adventures of Samus Aran in this 17-minute-long video that offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a Nintendo game. » 7/20/10 6:40pm 7/20/10 6:40pm

Where To Now For The Ninja Gaiden Series?

Development of the modern, 3D Ninja Gaiden games has always been overseen by one man: former Team Ninja boss/ Dark Lord Tomonobu Itagaki. But what happens now he can no longer work on the series? » 6/08/09 7:30am 6/08/09 7:30am

Can We Expect More Ninja Gaiden Games? Can We?

When game designer Tomonobu Itagaki headed up Tecmo's Ninja Gaiden franchise, he stated that Ninja Gaiden II was the last title in the series. But the franchise isn't his anymore. » 5/15/09 11:00pm 5/15/09 11:00pm

Yosuke Hayashi Mans Up, Moves Out Of Itagaki's Shadow

Tecmo's redundant announcement of Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 was more than just a chance to talk about online co-op; it was Producer Yosuke Hayashi's chance to come out of his ex-boss's shadow. » 3/24/09 9:00pm 3/24/09 9:00pm