Team Ninja is working on a PlayStation 4 title

Is it a new Ninja Gaiden?

Team Ninja is working on an PlayStation 4 title, the studio has said.

"First, we will release Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for PS3 and Xbox 360," said Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi in an interview with Dengeki Online (translated by Gematsu), "which we joint developed with the Inafune-led company Comcept."

"Please look forward to this ridiculous 'zombie x ninja' game," added the boss of the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden studio.

"Additionally, we're also developing a PlayStation 4 title internally, so please look forward to future updates," Hayashi added.

In a promotional video for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z last December, Hayashi said "Team Ninja is thinking of the next Ninja Gaiden. For example, if the games were food, the Ninja Gaiden series would be a rich meaty entree and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z would be dessert."

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will launch for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 18.

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Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I love all the obligatory, regurgitated bullshit "NG3 sucked" comments. Clearly no one played Razor's Edge because it more than made up for the problems of the original release, and was a better game than NG2. The only problem with RE was that it was too short.

Marky360
Marky360

After the fail that was Nija Gaiden 3 I have a hard time getting excited about this. It just feels like without Itigaki's guidance they have no real idea of what the hell they are doing.

divinejester
divinejester

Hopefully its not as bad as Ninja Gaiden 3.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

I doubt it. I don't think Team Ninja could resist making Ninja Gaiden cross platform. Probably another DoA themed game with even better boob physics.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Team Ninja had nothing to do with DmC guys, that was Ninja Theory.

leakingdogmilk
leakingdogmilk

Y-E-S


Can't wait for some next gen breast physics.

juboner
juboner

Team Ninja likes to work with the more powerful console, like how Ninja Gaiden was made for the original xbox and not the ps2. I'm guessing its the next NG game and hopefully they get the controls right like in the first 2, and I like the feudal setting they need to go back to that era. Ninja Gaiden razors edge still did not feel right imo somethin was off with the controls.

majere613
majere613

Isn't this referring to the Ps4 version of DW8? I'd love it to be a next-gen DOA, but that's just me.

Phrase_Universe
Phrase_Universe

It'll be Yaiba : Ninja Gaiden Z Definite Next-Gen Hyper Ultra Ops Edition. 

GIF
GIF

WTF happened to Ninja Gaiden?!

Henhen420
Henhen420

Ninja Gaiden on ps4!!!!!!!!!!! Sensory OVERLOADDDDDDD

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

It fucking better not be because if the next NG is PS4 exclusive, heads will roll.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

Didn't they take over devil may cry...that game ruined dantes image. Lets hope that they don't screw up whatever it is that they're working on, ps4 needs more games!

playstationzone
playstationzone

PS4 Exclusive game not coming to xbox1 and not Ninja game fan so its nice for hardcore Ninja fans. 

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

why did i think itagaki was still with team ninja....thank god, he hates sony

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

Looks like an exclusive game for PS4 as he mentions "a PS4 game" not a "next gen game".

Would be nice to see what they can do on the PS4

kane6911
kane6911

PS4 people complain too much. they aren't worthy of fighter games like DOA \or anything else made by studios. the game has even got a name yet and they are say no DOA or Ninja Gaiden. This is why I hope they cancel it. Self in tittle people.  

pyro1245
pyro1245

a re-re-re-re-re-re-release of Ninja Gaiden?

khuzko
khuzko

Arigato Rigatoni Margarito !

cejay0813
cejay0813

I hope that it's some difficult ninja game that I won't be able to beat in 2 hours, and which will make me throw my controller out the window... Good times

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

a new ip perhaps? we've gotten enough doa and ninja gaiden. something new from those guys would be refreshing.

prats93
prats93

No Itagaki, no care. Im still waiting for "Devils Third".

WllDan7
WllDan7

Could they be making a heavenly sword 2? Or something new for Sony? I can not wait to see. And unlike some people I liked the metroid game they made. So if it is for a Sony property I know they can do it justice.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Ninja Gaiden raping your soul in 1080p. Wonderful.

Xx_DemonSoul_xX
Xx_DemonSoul_xX

Let's hope they find the magic of the old Sigma games again. Ninja Gaiden 3 was so embarassing they should be forced to change the title to generic, bloody, hack-and-slash game.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Cool more 1080p games for PS4.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

It's hard to be excited when Ninja Gaiden 3 lost me much hope in them...


Sigma 1 & 2 are some of my favourite PS3 games though, so let's hope it's something to be excited for.

AK1015
AK1015

@Grenadeh meh I've still got huge issues with Razor's Edge, and I'd never say it was better than Ninja Gaiden 2, but it was a solid improvement over Ninja Gaiden 3. Whatever Team Ninja has going on for the next Ninja Gaiden, I hope it goes back to its roots from Ninja Gaiden Black.

Marky360
Marky360

rawkstar007

You do know Ninja Gaiden was originally an exclusive series for the Original Xbox right? They didn't make a PS2 version although I think that had more to do with the fact that the PS2 never would of been able to handle the original Ninja Gaiden. Subsequently Ninja Gaiden 2 also came out exclusively on the Xbox 360 then Team Ninja started making the Ninja Gaiden Sigma games for the PS3. Ninja Gaiden 3 was the first Game in the series to see a simultaneous muliplatform release but even then Team Ninja released a revamped version exclusivly to the Wii U before later making it available on the PS3 and 360. So the possibility of them making a Ninja Gaiden exclusive to the PS4 is actually pretty high at leas initially anyway but I'm sure it would find its way to the XB1 at some point.

AK1015
AK1015

@juboner Yes. The controls are still shotty in Razor's Edge. Like, when I try to do an evasive slide (what used to be Reverse Wind) and Ryu just stands there guarding... Or how almost any combination of buttons equates to some kind of combo attack. I preferred the small, segmented, calculated attacks and combos of Ninja Gaiden Black. Heck, Ninja Gaiden 2 even felt a bit too hack-n-slash. That's very frustrating. I've also got a lot of issues with the bosses in Razor's Edge and how unfairly cheap they are in various ways... I do hope that the next Ninja Gaiden returns to its Ninja Gaiden Black roots.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@majere613  Nope, that's Tecmo, but it's Omega Force - this is Team Ninja specifically talking about themselves. Also, DW8 is already done and out in other territories; pretty much all that's left on EU and NA versions is the localisation aspects.

AK1015
AK1015

@GIF Ninja Gaiden died after Itagaki left and took most of the REAL Team Ninja with him.

mellow09
mellow09

@Tiger_Ali Tried dmc w/ playstation plus and I have to admit it was a pretty good game.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@kane6911 quiet you...no one wants those tired ass games we want new games period and DOA is a joke of a 3d fighter, it certainly isn't a Tekken.

cejay0813
cejay0813

No multiplayer either!!! Just time trials and leaderboards

prats93
prats93

@WllDan7  Heavenly Sword? That's Ninja Theory, not Team Ninja, lol.

Panzer_Zwei
Panzer_Zwei

@Xx_DemonSoul_xX  

That's gonna be hard without Itagaki.

The Sigma games were based on his work. NINJA GAIDEN 3 was TEAM NINJA's on their own, and we all know how it turned out.

AK1015
AK1015

@Marky360 Just a quick bit of information, the original Ninja Gaiden was originally supposed to be exclusive to Playstation 2 but when the Xbox came out and had way more power than the Playstation 2, Itagaki made the move to Xbox. I thought that was interesting.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Carpetfluff @majere613Dead or Alive will probably wait another couple of years before a new entry.

My hope is that when they finally do, they do what they intended when they begin making 5 and take out all the DDD size boobies and over-the-top sillyness. But Alpha players whined it "Took away from it being DOA" Perved out douchebags.

The game has the most intricate fighting system out there, and it's riding on merits of tits and jokes. Not even good humor.