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Ninja Gaiden 3 Officially Announced By Team Ninja at TGS 2010

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205w ago - Today Team Ninja have officially announced Ninja Gaiden 3 at TGS 2010, reportedly to be released on both Microsoft's XBox 360 console and Sony's PS3 entertainment system.

Team Ninja will once again handle development on the title, the first in the series since series creator Tomonobu Itagaki left the company.

Not much else was revealed as to what to expect from the sequel, but it's thought we're going to see a "more human side" to main character Ryu.

To quote: "Attending a behind-closed door reveal earlier today, the image of Ryo Hayabusa holds secrets of the game to come. Ryu is pulling off his mask to represent a more human side to the series' protagonist and the idea that players will discover more about him.

Ryu also has blood on his face, representing a more violent and bloody experience to Ninja Gaiden 2.

You can also see a reflection of a person in Ryu's eye, perhaps suggesting an inner darkness which he is trying to contain - the likelihood is this darkness will manifest itself with new abilities.

The flames represent Ryu's descent into a hellish realm and the hell he plans to unleash on his foes.

We've also noticed something peculiar looking under the right eye that looks too specific to be just a blood smear."
 

Video: TGS 2009: Quantum Theory PS3 Update

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254w ago - Today Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a TGS 2009 Quantum Theory PS3 update video from Tecmo, as follows:

Last time we saw Quantum Theory was at E3 2009, and the game was so early as to not even be playable.

Now with this gothic 3rd person shooter at about the 50% point in development, Tecmo allowed us to go hands on before granting us an interview with Director Makoto Shibata.

The playthrough helped us come up with a number of questions about the game, as did you readers. Here are the answers, as translated by Localization Producer Peter Garza:

I apologize for the fact that I'm practically yelling at Shibata-san; this dude over at the neighboring Alienware booth was incredibly, obnoxiously loud. If you were there, you know who I'm talking about.

Anyways, with a good deal more development to go, we'll keep tabs on this game for you, and report back at the next milestone.




 

Video: PS3 Stereoscopic 3D Gameplay from TGS 2009

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254w ago - We caught our first glimpse of the PlayStation 3's new 3D Mode last month, and now a new video is available from this year's Tokyo Game Show.

Sony Computer Entertainment held a technology demonstration there showcasing once again WipEout HD being played in Stereoscopic 3D mode on the PS3 console... which requires the player to wear special glasses to see the effect.

To quote: The Director of the Software Development Department for SCE, Hideyuki Agata stated that, "Sony is looking to bring stereo vision to the home in 2010. We'd like to increase our content, in line with the start of 3D games in 2010.

So far, we've wanted to give players a more natural experience by converting 2D games into 3D. Bringing stereo vision to the game allows the player to feel more depth, and the game world becomes more real."
Check out the video below!




 

Video: TGS Interview - Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll for PS3

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255w ago - Sony's Social Media Senior Specialist Chris Morell has shared a new video from this year's Tokyo Game Show, with the focus Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll for PS3 from Koei.

If you don't know much about the series, here's a primer from from Jem Alexander, to quote:

"While at the Tecmo Koei booth we got a chance to chat to Akihiro Suzuki, the Director of Koei's upcoming PS3 exclusive action RPG, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll.

It's the latest in the Zill O'll series, but you'd be forgiven for not knowing that – the previous games never made it outside of Japan. It's a pretty popular series over there and now it's coming to both the US and Europe, so we'll be able to see what all the fuss is about when it releases next year.

It's a prequel to the Zill O'll series, so story-wise it promises to be very accessible. In terms of gameplay it's also a departure from the norm for the series, as it leaves its turn-based RPG roots behind and embraces a more action-orientated approach."

Check out the video interview below!




 

Video: TGS 09: Team ICO's Fumito Ueda on The Last Guardian

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255w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a video interview today on the PlayStation Blog with Team ICO's Fumito Ueda at Tokyo Game Show.

It covers the upcoming title The Last Guardian for the PS3 console, to quote:

Day one of TGS was a bit out of hand. While Jem was downstairs digging into Valkyria Chronicles 2, I had the opportunity to meet with Team ICO's Fumito Ueda. Decisions, decisions.

Though Ueda-san wasn't up for spilling *too many* details on the upcoming The Last Guardian, he did give some interesting insight into the way he and his team make games.

He also hints that maybe we don't know how this game is going to play out, after all.




 
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