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Guacamelee, Fatal Frame headed to PSN this week

Two pleasant surprises cropped up in the PlayStation release schedule for this week. Almost a full year after announce, Drinkbox’s Guacamelee is headed to PlayStation 3 and Vita, with cross-buy enabled. It’s a Metroidvania starring a pair of luchadores, with a two-world mechanic and an emphasis on melee combat. The classic horror stylings of Tecmo’s […]

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Tecmo headlines

  • Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC screens are bloody marvelous

    Ninja Gaiden 3 hasn’t even been released yet, but screens for the game’s DLC have already surfaced.

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  • Tecmo Koei swallows development subsidiaries, brands to remain in place

    Tecmo Koei has announced plans to absorb both development subsidiaries of both Tecmo and Koei.

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  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma II brutalizes North American PS3s this September

    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. […]

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  • Itagaki-less Team Ninja in love with PS3, looking into Wii

    Speaking with Gamasutra, Itagaki-successor Hitoshi Hasegawa and Ninja Gaiden Sigma director/former Itagaki-successor Yosuke Hayashi suffocated Sony’s next-gen competitor with smooches. “The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential,” Hayashi said. “There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It’s going to be up to […]

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  • Square Enix formally announces Tecmo bid

    Square Enix just formally announced its Tecmo bid in an English press release, saying its intentions are “friendly” and consent’s needed for the move from the Tecmno board by September 4. “We believe that Tecmo will be able to make a great leap forward by joining the Square Enix Group, which will provide the group […]

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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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  • Kotaku: Square to move on Tecmo

    Update 2: Square’s released a statement saying it’s prepared to pay a 30 percent premium on Tecmo’s stock. Details here. Update: It’s been announced. IGN’s reporting it as well. According to this sourceless Kotaku piece, Square Enix is to make an imminent takeover move on beleaguered publisher, Tecmo. From the piece: Today at 1pm Japan […]

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  • Drunk Itagaki talks for four pages on "passage of time"

    This is actually pretty cool. 1UP managed to get some time with ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki whilst drunk at Waseda University. Here’s a good bit: You look at, for instance, back in World War II. You had aerial dogfight battle with 600 planes on each side. And then, as we got into say the […]

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  • Tecmo president resigns

    Kotaku is reporting that the troubled Tecmo president, Yoshimi Yasuda will resign today. The board of directors have apparently accepted his resignation which was handed in this morning. Only “personal reasons” was given as a reason for Yasuda stepping down. However, it most likely has something to do with with the secret Temco tapes which […]

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  • Secret Tecmo tape supports Itagaki’s claims: give it a listen

    Tomonobu Itagaki believes Tecmo owes him “special incentive” wages for the completion of DOA 4, but Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda vehemently denies that he’s required to pay Itagaki. Itagaki was fired over the whole ordeal, but now we have a tape provided by Kotaku that makes a pretty strong case for Itagaki’s claims. The tape […]

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  • Itagaki was fired, gag order removed weeks ago

    According to an excellent trio of articles of Kotaku, Tomonobu Itagaki was actually sacked from Tecmo, and did not leave as originally thought. The site’s also revealed that a gagging order placed on the the Team Ninja head following his the unceremonious end to his Tecmo career was removed weeks ago. Last but by no […]

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  • Tecmo announces "meh" E3 line-up

    Seriously, if you don’t look at it and actually say “meh” we’d be surprised. Unless you’re crapping yourself over Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff, obviously. Take a look.

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  • More Fatal Frame IV screens released

    On Watch Impress. Looks suitably horrible. Still no idea when the Wii game’s coming out over here.

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  • Tecmo slams "false and inaccurate reporting"

    Update: There’s a brilliant piece on Kotaku suggesting Tecmo may not exactly be the paragon of virtue it’s claiming to be. Definitely read this. Tecmo’s issued a press release outlining its position concerning what is calls employee unrest at the company, while claiming rumours about dozens of employees leaving the firm are not true. “It […]

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  • Tecmo moves to shut Itagaki up

    Famitsu‘s reported that Tecmo’s issued a gagging order on estranged Team Ninja dev boss Tomonobu Itagaki. Apparently, the law now says: 1. He is not allowed to take confidential information outisde of the company. 2. He is not allowed to talk about the business of the company or criticize the business of the company. 3. […]

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  • Rumour: Dozens of staffers leaving Team Ninja

    According to this 1UP report, as many as three dozens workers are leaving Team Ninja in the wake of the sensational Tomonobu Itagaki exit, and all of them are to file suits on Tecmo for unpaid completion bonuses. Itagaki quit Team Ninja at the beginning of June, saying that Tecmo had failed to pay him […]

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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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  • Tecmo stock crashes after Itagaki exit

    According to this Excite piece, translated by Kotaku, Tecmo’s share price fell off a cliff yesterday after it was revealed that Tomonobu Itagaki was leaving the company over a pay dispute. The company’s stock took a 10.6 percent hit to rest at just below 1,000 yen. Just goes to show.

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Tecmo Latest

  • Guacamelee, Fatal Frame headed to PSN this week

    Two pleasant surprises cropped up in the PlayStation release schedule for this week. Almost a full year after announce, Drinkbox’s Guacamelee is headed to PlayStation 3 and Vita, with cross-buy enabled. It’s a Metroidvania starring a pair of luchadores, with a two-world mechanic and an emphasis on melee combat. The classic horror stylings of Tecmo’s […]

  • Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC screens are bloody marvelous

    Ninja Gaiden 3 hasn’t even been released yet, but screens for the game’s DLC have already surfaced.

  • Tecmo Koei swallows development subsidiaries, brands to remain in place

    Tecmo Koei has announced plans to absorb both development subsidiaries of both Tecmo and Koei.

  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma II brutalizes North American PS3s this September

    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. […]

  • Itagaki-less Team Ninja in love with PS3, looking into Wii

    Speaking with Gamasutra, Itagaki-successor Hitoshi Hasegawa and Ninja Gaiden Sigma director/former Itagaki-successor Yosuke Hayashi suffocated Sony’s next-gen competitor with smooches. “The developers have been releasing products, but there is a bigger potential,” Hayashi said. “There is greater potential, and we see that possibility the most in the PlayStation 3. It’s going to be up to […]

  • Square Enix formally announces Tecmo bid

    Square Enix just formally announced its Tecmo bid in an English press release, saying its intentions are “friendly” and consent’s needed for the move from the Tecmno board by September 4. “We believe that Tecmo will be able to make a great leap forward by joining the Square Enix Group, which will provide the group […]

  • 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.

  • Kotaku: Square to move on Tecmo

    Update 2: Square’s released a statement saying it’s prepared to pay a 30 percent premium on Tecmo’s stock. Details here. Update: It’s been announced. IGN’s reporting it as well. According to this sourceless Kotaku piece, Square Enix is to make an imminent takeover move on beleaguered publisher, Tecmo. From the piece: Today at 1pm Japan […]

  • Drunk Itagaki talks for four pages on “passage of time”

    This is actually pretty cool. 1UP managed to get some time with ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki whilst drunk at Waseda University. Here’s a good bit: You look at, for instance, back in World War II. You had aerial dogfight battle with 600 planes on each side. And then, as we got into say the […]

  • Tecmo president resigns

    Kotaku is reporting that the troubled Tecmo president, Yoshimi Yasuda will resign today. The board of directors have apparently accepted his resignation which was handed in this morning. Only “personal reasons” was given as a reason for Yasuda stepping down. However, it most likely has something to do with with the secret Temco tapes which […]

  • Secret Tecmo tape supports Itagaki’s claims: give it a listen

    Tomonobu Itagaki believes Tecmo owes him “special incentive” wages for the completion of DOA 4, but Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda vehemently denies that he’s required to pay Itagaki. Itagaki was fired over the whole ordeal, but now we have a tape provided by Kotaku that makes a pretty strong case for Itagaki’s claims. The tape […]

  • Itagaki was fired, gag order removed weeks ago

    According to an excellent trio of articles of Kotaku, Tomonobu Itagaki was actually sacked from Tecmo, and did not leave as originally thought. The site’s also revealed that a gagging order placed on the the Team Ninja head following his the unceremonious end to his Tecmo career was removed weeks ago. Last but by no […]

  • Tecmo announces “meh” E3 line-up

    Seriously, if you don’t look at it and actually say “meh” we’d be surprised. Unless you’re crapping yourself over Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff, obviously. Take a look.

  • More Fatal Frame IV screens released

    On Watch Impress. Looks suitably horrible. Still no idea when the Wii game’s coming out over here.

  • Tecmo slams “false and inaccurate reporting”

    Update: There’s a brilliant piece on Kotaku suggesting Tecmo may not exactly be the paragon of virtue it’s claiming to be. Definitely read this. Tecmo’s issued a press release outlining its position concerning what is calls employee unrest at the company, while claiming rumours about dozens of employees leaving the firm are not true. “It […]

  • Tecmo moves to shut Itagaki up

    Famitsu‘s reported that Tecmo’s issued a gagging order on estranged Team Ninja dev boss Tomonobu Itagaki. Apparently, the law now says: 1. He is not allowed to take confidential information outisde of the company. 2. He is not allowed to talk about the business of the company or criticize the business of the company. 3. […]

  • Rumour: Dozens of staffers leaving Team Ninja

    According to this 1UP report, as many as three dozens workers are leaving Team Ninja in the wake of the sensational Tomonobu Itagaki exit, and all of them are to file suits on Tecmo for unpaid completion bonuses. Itagaki quit Team Ninja at the beginning of June, saying that Tecmo had failed to pay him […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tecmo stock crashes after Itagaki exit

    According to this Excite piece, translated by Kotaku, Tecmo’s share price fell off a cliff yesterday after it was revealed that Tomonobu Itagaki was leaving the company over a pay dispute. The company’s stock took a 10.6 percent hit to rest at just below 1,000 yen. Just goes to show.

  • Tecmo responds to Itagaki’s “distortions” over unpaid bonuses

    Update: The full release is, in Japanese, here. As translated by Kotaku: Our company getting sued by this employee is huge problem… the reasons for making this lawsuit public are self-centered. What’s more, this employee is filing this suit for himself and making it seem like he alone is responsible for the development of the […]

  • Itagaki quits Team Ninja, sues Tecmo president for “unpaid completion bonuses”

    Update: Kotaku‘s got a statement out of Tecmo on this: “We’re aware of the statement sent out to the press by Itagaki but do not have anything more to add at this time.” Boom. According to this 1UP post, enigmatic Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki has resigned from the developer and is suing parent company […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Itagaki slags off Devil May Cry

    Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki thinks Devil May Cry’s shit. Well, not quite, but not far off. “I think Kamiya-san makes good games,” he said in this OXM interview, speaking of Devil May Cry boss Hideki Kamiya. “However, I think they, the systems, gameplay elements in his game tend to be rather shallow and he […]

  • 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.

  • 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.