228w ago - Team Ninja Producer Yosuke Hayashi has shared a video detailing the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 "Team Missions" Co-op, as follows:
There will be over 50 PS3 Trophies to earn in Sigma 2: 38 bronze, 10 silver, 2 gold and 1 platinum. And for those who played NGII, yes, there are new trophies in Sigma 2 which involve the new playable characters as well as the co-op mode.
Now, onto the all-new "Team Missions" co-op mode. We introduced "Mission Mode" in the original Sigma where the goal was to simply destroy all enemies in sight... but that was you playing alone. In TEAM Missions it's all about teamwork (2 players; Online 1P+1P or Offline 1P+CPU) and how well you perform with another partner.
There are more than 30 missions, categorized by difficulty level. Once you select your mission, you then select your character's weapon, ninpo and costume.
In Team Missions, you are prohibited from using items and may not change weapons. You will encounter situations that do not occur in Story Mode, such as facing multiple bosses at once!
The rule is simple: if one of the two players dies, it's game over. Team up with your partner to execute an Ultimate Ninpo attack, where players,...
238w ago - Tecmo's Team Ninja is one crew that has weathered a few storms over the years. There was the resignation of Tomonobu Itagaki, the subsequent lawsuit, and the Koei Tecmo merger among others.
The team may have lost one of its aces, but it's good to see that they are still walking the path of the ninja. Now under the leadership of Yosuke Hayashi, the team is now going to work on new Ninja Gaiden titles.
Despite having Itagaki's ghost affecting outlook for the game, Hayashi believes that only the leadership has changed with the team, and that future releases would still hold true to the "Team Ninja DNA."
One of the future releases would be Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, carrying huge upgrades from its predecessors and features that we've come to expect from the current generation, such as multiplayer co-op and online features.
Speaking of this console generation, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 currently stands as a PS3-exclusive.
"I am sorry for our Xbox 360 fans, but this one will be PS3 only," Hayashi said. "As much as I would like to take that as sort of a compliment, saying that we should share the wealth with other consoles, I think it's more or less too old by the time Sigma 2 hits the market and enough people have played it already on the Xbox 360."
249w ago - For those of you that don't know, in many interviews former Head of Team Ninja Tomonobu Itagaki has mentioned that a deal between Tecmo and Microsoft has been struck.
The deal involved releasing 5 exclusive titles throughout the life span of the 360. All 5 titles were to be developed by Team Ninja.
The titles mentioned were DOA 4, DOA Extreme 2, DOA Code Chronos, Project Progressive, And a secret title (which was later revealed to be Ninja Gaiden 2). We know that 3 out of the 5 titles have already been released; we also know that all 3 were released annually from 2006; in addition, we know for a fact that in a second interview with Tomonobu Itagaki, he mentioned that all the remaining titles that are set to be released exclusively for the 360 are all in development.
Not only that, but he actually mentioned that they have been in development for quite some time. If that is any indication, not only are there 2 remaining titles to be released exclusively for the 360, but we will probably be seeing them very very soon!
And if anyone has doubts regarding the level of polish of the 2 remaining titles, know this, Tomonobu itagaki left Tecmo half way through 2008. By that time, Ninja Gaiden 2 was done, and the remaining titles had already been in development for 3 years.