Quick Quotes: Team Ninja not responsible for Other M’s story

Friday, 23rd September 2011 20:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

“The story for Other M was definitely the product of Mr. Sakamoto at Nintendo. We definitely worked with them on the project, but that was all him. For NG3, we’ve worked with Masato Kato to create our own story. It’s going to be different in a lot of ways. There are definitely things we learned from Other M by working with Mr. Sakamoto and with Nintendo that we’ve applied to the NG development. The actual story that you will experience here, however, will have a very different feel. A ‘Team Ninja’ feel, you might say.” – Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi to G4 regarding the stories in Other M and NG3.



  1. Freek

    Uh yeah, shifting the blame for one product doesn’t change your track record, mate. There’s a reason everybody thought you made the story suck…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    ^ True. But i cant say such a turd coming from Nintendo would surprise me either. In the end its the combo of two devs known for their poor writing.

    I guess we’ll have to see how NG3 goes seeing as at least for their past games, it was Itagaki behind the wheel. Maybe without him they can do a decent plot, proving this quote to be true.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Freek

    Here’s the story for Ninja Gaiden 3:

    Somebody does something bad to Hayabusa’s clan so he goes out for revenge, a girl with big tits shows up for no reason, a whole bunch of dudes gets sliced up and you have to kill a big monster who’s the cause of all this.
    The end.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. HighWindXIX

    Other M was a disaster in every way. Can’t Retro Games make the Metroids again? And go all DK Country Returns on them and make them side scrolling? That could almost make me buy a Wii U.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    Dammit dude, at least put some spoiler warning there.

    To be fair though, as #1 said, it really did feel like a classic dumb story Team Ninja (Great combat designers though).

    #5 3 years ago

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