Tag Archives: Ninja Gaiden Sigma II
Tue, Jul 28, 2009 | 00:33 BST
Ryu Hayabusa may not be much into that whole “stealth” thing that’s got all the other ninjas talking these days, but that hasn’t kept him from sneaking onto the tail-end of September.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma II is actually launching first in North America on September 29, and then in Japan on October 1, reports Kotaku. Tecmo has also announced a collector’s edition that comes with a swank 80-page book and a $69.99 price tag.
In addition, if you preorder the game from GameStop, you’ll unlock a special costume for Ryu. And honestly, if you live in North America, where else are you gonna buy the game? Wal-Mart? Oh, that’ll show those big corporations who’s boss.
More through the link.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 | 16:26 BST
Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi has said in an interview that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is running off of a hybrid engine developed for Ninja Gaiden 2 as well as one created for the original Sigma on PS3.
Reasoning? It’s apparently more difficult to port from Xbox 360 onto PS3, he said, thus the creation of the engine.
“In terms of having to have to basically split the memory going from Xbox 360 to PS3, [this] to us was a rather easier thing to do because it wasn’t like taking that one bucket full of memory and then having to have to figure out how to split it so that it goes appropriately into each slot that PS3 is basically providing us,” he told Gamasutra.
“We kind of had a way, or formula, that was already almost figured out by the time we knew that we we’re going to move on to PS3, and it was an easier method for us, because we had both the engines that we had worked on for the previous Sigma as well as Ninja Gaiden 2.
As a result, Hayashi says that a multiplatform engine that covers both the Xbox 360 and PS3 is now available to Team Ninja for future titles.
“It’s not just a port of 2 to PS3. It’s not just something that we’re taking and cutting and pasting,” he added. “We’re trying to incorporate all these different elements that we’ve created so far in the series and put it all into one package.”
More through the link.
Wed, Jul 01, 2009 | 17:19 BST
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for PS3 will have less blood and gore than the Xbox 360 version, according to Koei Tecmo.
It’s still rated M, but blood spills don’t linger as long, and beheadings emit a blue glow to conceal most of the stuff pumping out of the hole in the neck.
“Each game has its own concept and with Ninja Gaiden 2, the focus was on extreme violence,” Yosuke Hayashi told GamesRadar. “But with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, we really questioned whether violence is a necessity for a game, so we decided to move away from that trend. So the violence ‘approach’ is not the way we approached the development of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
“Being able to unlock higher levels of gore would be out of kilter with the concept of the game.”
Apples and oranges, ya know.
Mon, Jun 29, 2009 | 17:02 BST
Sat, Jun 27, 2009 | 15:42 BST