231w ago - Today Team Ninja Producer Yosuke Hayashi has shared both a challenge and a Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 - Momiji Battle video via the PlayStation Blog.
To quote: Since this is the PlayStation Blog, I'm going to refrain from comparing Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 to Ninja Gaiden II (Xbox 360).
All you really need to know is that this isn't just a port and this will be the most complete Ninja Gaiden game released to date. Team NINJA has put out five Ninja Gaiden games in five years and we are confident that this is THE one you want to play and own!
Today, I'd like provide a quick overview on our three sexy, female PLAYABLE characters: Rachel, Ayane, and Momiji.
Rachel: Strong and powerful. Signature weapon - War Hammer. New weapon - Machine Gun!
Ayane: Young, purple-haired female ninja from the Dead or Alive series. Quick. Weapons - Dual short swords and a dagger with a pinwheel carrying her signature iris.
Momiji: Heroine from Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, who trained under Ryu. How much sexier can a female ninja get? Weapons - Naginata long sword and bow.
Each character has its own unique set of weapons, moves and ninpos. If you thought you mastered Ryu, that won't be enough in Sigma 2! There...
233w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein is back, this time with a Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 E3 2009 video for the PlayStation 3 console, as follows:
Towards the tail end of E3, Team Ninja chief Yosuke Hayashi took time to chat (through a translator, as will be readily apparent) about Tecmo's other upcoming PS3-exclusive, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (Quantum is the other).
Yes, I realize E3 ended nearly 2 weeks ago, but editing a video translated from Japanese is its own special brand of fun.
Also, this is technically still the latest info about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, as it hasn't been shown since. Enjoy!
238w ago - Now that Team Ninja has confirmed that they'll be working on more ninja-centric games, here's something that ninja-loving PS3 owners will definitely like...
A demo for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will apparently be released on the PlayStation Store in June.
The demo's supposedly coming out during E3 2009, so watch out for it between June 2 and 4.
According to HipHopGamer (linked above), the demo will feature an enhanced fighting system, improved graphics and more story than any previous game in the series. More details to come as they are available.
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."
246w ago - Just two days ago it was confirmed that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 was in development for the PS3.
Today, according to beast786 of the IGN forums: Tecmo just sent out a media alert confirming that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is heading exclusively to the PlayStation 3 this fall across all regions: North America, Japan, and Europe.
Details are forthcoming and will be revealed at the invite-only event on March 24 at the local PlayStation Store in Metreon.
Additionally, the game will be featured as part of an 8-page cover story in the May 2009 issue of Official PlayStation Magazine.
The article will include an interview with Team Ninja director and producer Yosuke Hayashi.