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Hayashi: Ninja Gaiden II is “already outdated”

Ninja Gaiden III producer Yosuke Hayashi has no problem trash-talking the series so far, describing Ninja Gaiden II as “outdated”.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