Team Ninja is looking at ways to include the new play styles that will be part of Ninja Gaiden 3 for Ninja Gaiden Sigma on PlayStation Vita, Tecmo Koei localisation head Peter Garza has told VG247.
Speaking to us at Eurogamer Expo, he confirmed the game will get a western release, adding that Team Ninja was aiming to have the Hero and Ninja play styles for Sigma Vita.
Garza demonstrated as part of his developer session the styles during a live demo of NG3 at Earls Court a few weeks back, with TK aiming to make the game accessible with both Hero and Ninja play types.
“it’s a really interesting time for developers because it’s just pure ideas and games and, ‘what if we do that and what if we do that? Well we can do that, but oh we can do this and oh what about that?’,” he said to us when asked about how it was handling development on Vita.
“And just sort of iterating on different ideas and different control schemes. So we definitely have ideas for what to put into Sigma for Vita. But we’re still testing whatever those are actually fun and how we can make it even more fun and things like that.”
He went on to add: “One thing I can tell you is that we’re looking at putting in the playstyle selection that we’re doing for Ninja Gaiden 3, the Hero and Ninja playstyle. Bringing that to the PlayStation Vita version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma as well, so again, for people who are new to the series or maybe not used to it on a handheld, we think that’ll be a good point of entry for them.”
Ninja Gaiden Sigma was announced at Tokyo Game Show last month for PlayStation Vita for a 2012 release, but with otherwise very little info.
Garza confirmed to us that it was based off the NG Sigma that released on PS3 in 2007, which in itself was the first Ninja Gaiden game released on the original Xbox in 2004.
The full interview with Peter Garza goes live tomorrow.