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Hayashi: Ninja Gaiden II is “already outdated”

Ninja Gaiden III producer Yosuke Hayashi has no problem trash-talking the series so far, describing Ninja Gaiden II as “outdated”.

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Ninja Gaiden II headlines

  • Ninja Gaiden to continue on multiple formats

    New Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi has told Kikizo that Ninja Gaiden will almost certainly be continued as a series. “What the gamers are looking for is going to be the next chapter – the future of an outstanding series. We feel that we’re in a position of being able to make that call… That […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 ‘Mission Mode’ is XBLA Deal of the Week

    Microsoft’s dropped the price of Ninja Gaiden 2′s Mission Mode DLC to 560 MS Points, a saving of 33 percent. It’s normally an 800 Point thing. That certainly is a Deal of the Week. no mistaking. More here.

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  • Ninja Gaiden II sells 1 million worldwide

    According to this Gamespot report, Microsoft’s announced that Ninja Gaiden II has now sold more than 1 million units worldwide. That’s pretty much it. Tecmo will be pleased. This probably isn’t the biggest Tecmo story breaking today, however.

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  • Ninja Gaiden II: Mission Mode DLC announced

    Microsoft is to release a Mission Mode pack for Ninja Gaiden II this week, including 25 self-contained survival stages. The content will cost 800 Microsoft Points. We’ll let you know when it’s up.

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  • Ninja Gaiden II to get new mission mode

    According to this off-screen picture on NeoGaf, Ninja Gaiden II is to get a new mission mode later this month. No one appears to know what this is, exactly, or whether or not it’s even real. We’ll ask Microsoft later today.

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo now available in the US and Canada

    According to the Major, the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo that released in the rest of the world this week is now available in North America. So hooray to that.

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 reviewed

    Ninja Gaiden 2 is one of the most frustrating games we’ve played in a long time. Not because we found it too difficult. We didn’t. In fact, the frustration isn’t borne out of something entirely negative either. The trouble with Ninja Gaiden 2 is that, up to a point, it was easily the most brainless […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo on Live now

    Microsoft’s posted the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo, and it weighs in at 857Mb. As reported earlier, for some reason the taster hasn’t been cleared for launched in the US or Canada, which is officially “a shame” if you live over there. Go get yourself some free “high-speed ninja action” if you don’t.

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 is 15 hours long, says Itagaki

    Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki has told Kikizo that almost-released action slasher Ninja Gaiden 2 contains roughly 15 hours of play time. “But I think that we’ve got enough in there with enough incentive to make you want to replay at least one more time,” said the developer in what’s an unusually humble interview. Maybe […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo today, but not in Canada and US

    According to the Major, the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo released in Japan earlier this week will hit all other Live regions – apart from India, Germany, and, um, North America – later this morning. Nelson updated an original post saying that only the Indians and Germans would miss out to add that the US and […]

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  • Rumour: Ninja Gaiden 2 runs at 585p?

    The people over at the beyond3d forums are reporting that Ninja Gaiden 2 only runs at 585p. However, so far they have only tested screengrabs from the recent demo. “It seems 1120 for horizontal but need confirmation. There are no good screenshots for horizontal check,” says the post. “For vertical 585 it’s relatively sure and […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden II demo "next week"

    According to Major Nelson’s Twitter, the Ninja Gaiden II demo released in Japan yesterday will be with the US by the end of next week. We’re assuming this means Europe will get it as well, but don’t take that as read. Thanks, X3F.

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  • Ninja Gaiden II demo goes live in Japan

    But there’s still no date for the rest of the world. The info popped up on Major Nelson’s blog this afternoon. “A demo for all other Xbox Live regions is planned,” he said. “I don’t have any additional information at this time (like when it will release) but the moment I do, I will let […]

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  • Microsoft US claims Ninja Gaiden II review code wasn't final

    Gamespot’s posted an email it’s received from Microsoft US explaining to the outlet that the Ninja Gaiden II build sent out for review wasn’t final code. Gamespot has decided to hold off on its review as a result. Microsoft reckons Xbox 360 plays DVDR media slower than final discs, an issue which has given rise […]

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  • Photos of Korean women promoting Ninja Gaiden II

    Jeepers. Korean site Videogamerx has posted a huge amount of photographs of a promotional event for Ninja Gaiden II, featuring a lot of highly attractive women and a pasty fat man with a sword. We’re not here to judge. Take a look.

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  • The first ten minutes of Ninja Gaiden II at 720p

    On Gamersyde. It’s split up into four sections, presumably for ease of downloading, and there are some impressions of the final build there as well. Take a look.

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  • First Ninja Gaiden II reviews published, gets 9-ish

    And the verdict appears to be, “It’s really good, but it won’t change the world.” We’re going to buy it anayway. Here’s what’s out there so far. You probably “get it” from this lot. Geekpulp – No score IGN – 8.7/10 Gametap – 9/10 Videogamer.com – 9/10 GamesRadar – 7/10 Shacknews – No score Eurogamer […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma "no good", says Itagaki

    Team Ninja Tomonobu Itagaki has said that Ninja Gaiden Sigma was “no good” when asked in an interview with CVG why he wouldn’t sign copies of the game. “All you need to do is play Ninja Gaiden II and then try and play Sigma afterwards and you’ll see why,” he said. “Despite the fact that […]

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  • Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword dated for Europe

    According to this Cubed3 report, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will release in Europe on June 13 for DS. Its grown-up counterpart, Ninja Gaiden II, hits Europe on June 6.

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Ninja Gaiden II Latest

  • Hayashi: Ninja Gaiden II is “already outdated”

    Ninja Gaiden III producer Yosuke Hayashi has no problem trash-talking the series so far, describing Ninja Gaiden II as “outdated”.

  • Ninja Gaiden to continue on multiple formats

    New Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi has told Kikizo that Ninja Gaiden will almost certainly be continued as a series. “What the gamers are looking for is going to be the next chapter – the future of an outstanding series. We feel that we’re in a position of being able to make that call… That […]

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 ‘Mission Mode’ is XBLA Deal of the Week

    Microsoft’s dropped the price of Ninja Gaiden 2′s Mission Mode DLC to 560 MS Points, a saving of 33 percent. It’s normally an 800 Point thing. That certainly is a Deal of the Week. no mistaking. More here.

  • Ninja Gaiden II sells 1 million worldwide

    According to this Gamespot report, Microsoft’s announced that Ninja Gaiden II has now sold more than 1 million units worldwide. That’s pretty much it. Tecmo will be pleased. This probably isn’t the biggest Tecmo story breaking today, however.

  • Ninja Gaiden II: Mission Mode DLC announced

    Microsoft is to release a Mission Mode pack for Ninja Gaiden II this week, including 25 self-contained survival stages. The content will cost 800 Microsoft Points. We’ll let you know when it’s up.

  • Ninja Gaiden II to get new mission mode

    According to this off-screen picture on NeoGaf, Ninja Gaiden II is to get a new mission mode later this month. No one appears to know what this is, exactly, or whether or not it’s even real. We’ll ask Microsoft later today.

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo now available in the US and Canada

    According to the Major, the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo that released in the rest of the world this week is now available in North America. So hooray to that.

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 reviewed

    Ninja Gaiden 2 is one of the most frustrating games we’ve played in a long time. Not because we found it too difficult. We didn’t. In fact, the frustration isn’t borne out of something entirely negative either. The trouble with Ninja Gaiden 2 is that, up to a point, it was easily the most brainless […]

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo on Live now

    Microsoft’s posted the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo, and it weighs in at 857Mb. As reported earlier, for some reason the taster hasn’t been cleared for launched in the US or Canada, which is officially “a shame” if you live over there. Go get yourself some free “high-speed ninja action” if you don’t.

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 is 15 hours long, says Itagaki

    Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki has told Kikizo that almost-released action slasher Ninja Gaiden 2 contains roughly 15 hours of play time. “But I think that we’ve got enough in there with enough incentive to make you want to replay at least one more time,” said the developer in what’s an unusually humble interview. Maybe […]

  • Ninja Gaiden 2 demo today, but not in Canada and US

    According to the Major, the Ninja Gaiden 2 demo released in Japan earlier this week will hit all other Live regions – apart from India, Germany, and, um, North America – later this morning. Nelson updated an original post saying that only the Indians and Germans would miss out to add that the US and […]

  • Rumour: Ninja Gaiden 2 runs at 585p?

    The people over at the beyond3d forums are reporting that Ninja Gaiden 2 only runs at 585p. However, so far they have only tested screengrabs from the recent demo. “It seems 1120 for horizontal but need confirmation. There are no good screenshots for horizontal check,” says the post. “For vertical 585 it’s relatively sure and […]

  • Ninja Gaiden II demo “next week”

    According to Major Nelson’s Twitter, the Ninja Gaiden II demo released in Japan yesterday will be with the US by the end of next week. We’re assuming this means Europe will get it as well, but don’t take that as read. Thanks, X3F.

  • Ninja Gaiden II demo goes live in Japan

    But there’s still no date for the rest of the world. The info popped up on Major Nelson’s blog this afternoon. “A demo for all other Xbox Live regions is planned,” he said. “I don’t have any additional information at this time (like when it will release) but the moment I do, I will let […]

  • Microsoft US claims Ninja Gaiden II review code wasn’t final

    Gamespot’s posted an email it’s received from Microsoft US explaining to the outlet that the Ninja Gaiden II build sent out for review wasn’t final code. Gamespot has decided to hold off on its review as a result. Microsoft reckons Xbox 360 plays DVDR media slower than final discs, an issue which has given rise […]

  • Photos of Korean women promoting Ninja Gaiden II

    Jeepers. Korean site Videogamerx has posted a huge amount of photographs of a promotional event for Ninja Gaiden II, featuring a lot of highly attractive women and a pasty fat man with a sword. We’re not here to judge. Take a look.

  • The first ten minutes of Ninja Gaiden II at 720p

    On Gamersyde. It’s split up into four sections, presumably for ease of downloading, and there are some impressions of the final build there as well. Take a look.

  • First Ninja Gaiden II reviews published, gets 9-ish

    And the verdict appears to be, “It’s really good, but it won’t change the world.” We’re going to buy it anayway. Here’s what’s out there so far. You probably “get it” from this lot. Geekpulp – No score IGN – 8.7/10 Gametap – 9/10 Videogamer.com – 9/10 GamesRadar – 7/10 Shacknews – No score Eurogamer […]

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma “no good”, says Itagaki

    Team Ninja Tomonobu Itagaki has said that Ninja Gaiden Sigma was “no good” when asked in an interview with CVG why he wouldn’t sign copies of the game. “All you need to do is play Ninja Gaiden II and then try and play Sigma afterwards and you’ll see why,” he said. “Despite the fact that […]

  • Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword dated for Europe

    According to this Cubed3 report, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword will release in Europe on June 13 for DS. Its grown-up counterpart, Ninja Gaiden II, hits Europe on June 6.

  • Buy Ninja Gaiden II at HMV, get 1,000 MS Points

    HMV’s announced another of its Microsoft Point deals, giving away 1,000 of them if you pre-order Ninja Gaiden II on its website. The Tecmo action game releases for 360 on June 6. Buy it. You may as well. Update: Or you could get it from DVD.co.uk, buy yourself 1,000 MS Points and save money over […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: No more Ninja Gaiden, says Itagaki

    Speaking to Kotaku at the Microsoft Gamer’s Day in San Francisco yesterday, Team Ninja’s Tomonobu Itagaki said that he doesn’t plan on making any more Ninja Gaiden games after Ninja Gaiden II. “Personally I think we were able to create the definitive 3D game in this series so I’m not planing on making any other […]

  • MS Gamer’s Day: Ninja Gaiden II launch trailer released

    This looks to be the last of the media of the Microsoft Gamer’s Day for now, sports fans. Tecmo’s put out what appears to be the final trailer for Ninja Gaiden II before the super-slasher launches in the beginning of June. See it on Shacknews.

  • Ninja Gaiden II monster art attack

    After the link. All the art you could ever want from Tecmo’s upcoming super-slasher. That’s all there is to say. The game’s out on June 6 for 360 only.

  • Pre-order Ninja Gaiden II, get a Ryu costume

    Microsoft’s announced that the first 39,000 people to order Ninja Gaiden II from select – as yet unnamed – UK retailers will get a Ryu costume. We’re really not sure if this is like the Batman costume every had when they were about five years old, or if it’s a costume to dress up a […]

  • Ninja Gaiden II: six new direct feed movies

    Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden II’s a stunner, no doubt. Click through the link for six brand new movies of Brooklyn, a castle level, Venice action and three clips of Ryu going mental with his lunar staff. The game releases for 360 on June 6. Microsoft also put out a huge screenshot update of the Tecmo slasher […]

  • Massive Ninja Gaiden 2 screen update

    Bloody hell. We’re excited again. That’s at least four times today. Click through for 39 brand new, hi-res shots of what has to be the most beautiful action game ever created ever in the world ever. We’re not kidding. Ninja Gaiden II’s out on June 6.

  • More Ninja Gaiden II footage shows werewolves

    After the link. The movie shows Ryu being very bloody with a big stick. Again. The game’s out on June 6, 360-only, obviously.

  • New Ninja Gaiden II video unearthed

    After the link. The quality’s sketchy, but you can see what’s going on. And what’s going on is very fast action with very big weapons. June 6 release for 360.

  • BBFC details Ninja Gaiden II plot, gives 18

    The BBFC’s given Ninja Gaiden II an 18 and made no cuts, and has put out its traditional martini-dry, comedic plot detail thing. Apparently, “The game was classified ’18′ for strong, bloody violence” and “includes sight of Ryu’s weapons sending body parts flying through the air and onto the walls and the ground, with blood […]