TGS 06: PS3 Ninja Gaiden detailed

<i>Famitsu</i> reports Ninja Gaiden Sigma will include the complete version of the Xbox game Ninja Gaiden; Ryu Hayabusa will be able to dual-wield.

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Yesterday, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan officially confirmed Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the PlayStation 3. Missing, however, were any concrete details about the latest chapter from the popular Team Ninja-developed series. Aside from a few screenshots, the only info revealed is that the game is headed to Japan in spring 2007.

"Is it hot in here, or is it just me kicking all your butts?"

Enter the latest Weekly Famitsu, which gives a few tantalizing details about the recently unveiled game. Foremost, Sigma will feature a "complete version of Ninja Gaiden, which was originally produced as an Xbox title," with entirely overhauled graphics. It did not specifically mention the Ninja Gaiden redux, Ninja Gaiden Black, which included the bonus Hurricane Packs plus extra missions.

As far as gameplay, there will also be some adjustments to the combat system. For example, über-ninja Ryu Hayabusa will now be able to slice up enemies twice as fast, as he can now double-wield blades. There are also some new weapons in the works. Famitsu's screenshots show Ryu holding a large, pike-like weapon called the Musoushingetsukon.

But it's not just the good guys getting beefed up. New enemies, such as a motorcycle-mounted foe, are being thrown into the mix and will likely meet their untimely deaths at the tip of Ryu's blades.

Discussion

173 comments
rtalmadge
rtalmadge

Its just a remake, haha dumb @$$ ps3 fanboys think they got something, but they need to know this game has had the s*** played out of it over the past few years and once NG2 comes out it will be 360 only. They tried this with DOA a few years back and it sucked cauze it was jsut an upgraded Doa 2. But look at it this way. NInja Gaiden - DOA2 NG: Black DOA-2-PS NG: Stigma- DOA: Ultimate They are jsut releasing ultimate NG before NG 2. They got no where else to go from here, they are trying to ride NG till it dies and then they need to let out NG2, which when it comes out the world shall become a better place. A better place indeed.

princeofgames90
princeofgames90

NG at PS3 nice then what does XBOX have other than HALO

Chris875
Chris875

Of course the graffics don't look much different, they already kicked butt in the first place. NG was an awsome game and I'm sure this version will be better, I just hope Team Ninja doesn't do to this game what Capcom did to SF in the mid 90's. Anyone for Advanced Hyper-Fighting Ninja Gaiden Turbo Version 1.5?

Vodoo
Vodoo

Is that a screen-shot from the Xbox version??? If it's not, then that kinda stinx.

Obigan
Obigan

I dont know why u are all pissed off or w/e "Im not gona pay 60$ for a game i already beaten to death!!" well dont >.> ? some people dont have Xbox so they never touched Ninja Gaiden game and they would buy it on PS3 its as simple as this : Sigma is not meant to be for you >.>

DeathgiverX
DeathgiverX

ROFL the guy named Uwe Boll suggests this.

_UweBoll
_UweBoll

The Ninja Gaiden franchise would be a sure fire hit if it was made into a movie. Hopefully someone will be able to secure the rights and produce something amazing.

Osinocavalli
Osinocavalli

cant be arsed just a remark of old ninja gaiden, no way am buying it am waiting 4 ninja gaiden 2 which will be XBOX360 ONLY

MaChaorules
MaChaorules

i think i;'d faint if this was ng 2 .... and it wasn;t coming for 360

bcfish
bcfish

The word ALSO is just playing with semantics. I'm not totally convinced it's a sequel, else the title would have a generous "2" in front of it as kindredmachine suggests. It doesn't say 2, it's like it's going from Ninja Gaiden to Ninja Gaiden "Black" to now Ninja Gaiden "Sigma," doesn't sound like a sequel alone per say. This strikes me as a MGS Substance kind of game or Twin Snakes, but I could be wrong. We still don't know, and till then we're just stuck with suspicions.

kindredmachine
kindredmachine

CrazedColombian - um hello. Yes it is... but it ALSO includes the original xbox version. This is Ninja Gainden 2

CrazedColombian
CrazedColombian

i dont no why everyone is freaking out this is just a metal gear substance type thing it is not Ninja gaiden 2 so i can careless.. i have had this game since 2004 they will buy it for ps3 for 80 bucks 3 years after i have beaten it over 30x. Its like Metal Gear Twin Snakes, it was a 6 year old game with slightly better graphics

rl_41
rl_41

Holy crap. Major system seller right here. If Ninja Gaiden is exclusive to PS3, then nothing will stop me from getting all 3 nex gen systems. Nothing.

grunty12
grunty12

This better not be just for PS3, because not everyone is a PS3 fanboy and has $500 up to spend.

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Maybe if xboxers bought this game in better numbers it would remain an exclusive. So if it coming to the PS3 makes your stomach turn, you have no one to blame but yourselves. The same goes for Nintendo and Resident Evil 4. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that this game will come out for the 360 as well. Just give it time.

ffaf666
ffaf666

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO............................................hope microsoft pay big money to stop this from happening

DeathgiverX
DeathgiverX

Guys who are pissed with Itagaki and $ony fanboys who actually think he gave them something, all he did is give them an old game that has been played to death and even for me I am now slightly bored by (When everyone beats Master Ninja, the game gets old). They have gotten NOTHING, there will be no NG2 for the PS3 because Itagaki has stated that he is faithful to his fans on the Microsoft team. He has not even stated yet if they are getting the Hurricane Packs or the NGB add-ons. As omegacis has said this is the same situation as DOA Hardcore and you know what? The Dreamcast version of that game was BETTER. I concede that most 360 owners did not believe Itagaki would touch the PS3, so $ony fanboys do win there, BUT I would not call this a real victory, DOA: CC will still remain 360 and so will NG2 (maybe they can get it 2 years later in a skin and bones package :P).

RufustheMage
RufustheMage

.....as long as it's not NG 2 i'm ok with this....if NG 2 comes out for PS3 I will explode. Yes, i'm hating on the PS3.

HakkuMakReborn
HakkuMakReborn

My reason to get an xbox 360 had gone down the drain. I'll guess i'll get a ps3 to play ninja gaiden sigma while i wait for ninja gaiden 2. :)

omegacis
omegacis

This is exactly what Team Ninja did when they decided to port over DOA2 to the PS2. All they did was beef up the graphics and throw is expansion pack-like features. The only thing PS3 fanboys are getting here is a recycled steroid-version of a game that Xbox owners are done with. I'm sure when Tecmo decides to make another FULL gaiden game it'll be multiplatform. In the meantime, you Sony-heads enjoy the port. But I'll be damned if I spend $60 on practically the same game I played a while ago.

BYS2
BYS2

NICE... ps3 has ninja gaiden too now... eat that xbox fanboys

ciryorel
ciryorel

Owned. I told you it would be ported to ps3. EAT YOUR WORDS NOW! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ryu16
Ryu16

This is bull@#$% !!!!. It's more like a backstab to the 360. Itagaki-san, please put Ninja Gaiden Sigma on the 360 I wouldn't mind to play next-gen version of Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden 2.

peterzhao333
peterzhao333

Could this mean Dead or Alive for the PS3 aswell?

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

suhunkorea, i dont think the 360 will be able to hold both games in one disk, and if they did with two, the cost of the game will sky rocket, so SCORE 1 FOR BLUE RAY, but im not sure if its on blue ray, it doesnt say.

SolidSnake2020
SolidSnake2020

I enjoyed playing the Xbox version and can't wait for it come out again.

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

ummm...why can't we just get an actual new ninja gaiden?

mark_unix
mark_unix

Kempatsu_basic he was that because Microsoft paid him millions of dollars to say so ;) hey it's M$ they pay a thousands dollars for a fake clapping crowds on E3's where all the journalists are wondering why the people are actually clapping..

dannyb1988
dannyb1988

Errrrmmm....activmatx i think u mean u want MGS4...not 3 (Its been out a while now). But yeah im with u on that. i will be supporting the PS3. It will blow away its opposition...maybe not at first with the price and all, but after the first year it will be on top. Duel wield weapons people!

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

nice, that is more than a port ts a whole upgrade, and as i don't own an Xbox it will be perfect for me. This also leads the door open to possible multi-plat releases of NG2 and DOA games.

nusnam
nusnam

I'm really surprised at all the people saying this is a big deal for Sony. Acting as though they have secured Tecmo and have exclusive rights to the Ninja Gaiden franchise now. Unless you aren't paying attention Microsoft just had exclusivity and now Sony is getting some Tecmo love. If they can jump ship once why wouldn't they do it again? Before it gets said, I know you are probably thinking "because PS3 will sell stronger in Japan." If that were the case then why did he stick with the regular Xbox beforehand? The posters here need to think a little before slamming each other about how great the XB360 is or how PS3 will own. It's not a hardware war, it's a software war and it's being fought by us consumers not Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo nor Tecmo. If you really like games and have the money buy everything that comes out and support your respective economy. If you happen across someone who isn't interested in what you like ignore them and spend that time finding people who share your interests. That said, Ninja Gaiden is a great game regardless of what system it's on and anyone who decides to play it will surely agree.

Kempatsu_basic
Kempatsu_basic

crazy. i thought tecmo's president was really hardcore about producing for Xbox only

activematx
activematx

Yes! I am so going to buy a PS3 now, soley for this game alone.... ...and well, Metal Gear Solid 3, Devil May Cry 4, and Gran Turismo 5, too of course..... but Ninja Gaiden will be at the top of the list amonst the others! I dont care what all the haters out there say about the PS3.... I am going to buy it, and support it till the end.

Ne0zEEd
Ne0zEEd

Sounds good..wish we could stay on subject on these comments..dorkzzzzzz

kreo20
kreo20

Can't wait 2 get my hands on dat game BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

Ok, hope atleast they bump up the visuals.

NeonNinja
NeonNinja

Yes it is a port of the Xbox game, nonetheless, having played that game a lot, and I mean a lot I can easily recommend this game to any future PS3 owner who hasn't played Ninja Gaiden or NG: Black. It's good stuff.

eiru
eiru

woa/... its more than n upgrade...

TormentPhoenix
TormentPhoenix

There was a key phrase that I think many people are misinterpreting: Sigma will feature a "complete version of Ninja Gaiden, which was originally produced as an Xbox title," with entirely overhauled graphics. This means the game will include an overhauled NG, not that the entire game is infact just an update to the xbox classic. It is entirely possible that it can be another chapter in the series as well as including a graphically updated NG1 being that the PS3 blu-ray disk have the capacity to pull off such a task. Also remember that Tomonobu Itagaki, the creator of NG, said that he only works on the best hardware, which was his reason for going with Xbox over PS2. He also criticized Microsoft's choice for using standard DVD disk in reguards to the XBOX360. Itagaki said that the DVD format "brings a bit of anxiety" due to a lot of Japanese game developers use of FMV cutscenes rather than in-game cutscenes, and because of it needing to be HD, they are limited with the amount of space they can use. "With DOA4, we'll be using the disc's capacity to its full extent. We started development on DOA4 pretty early, and we didn't know what disc format the Xbox 360 was going to adopt. So when we learned about it, we were really knocked out." -Itagaki Now this is only my translation of this article. Its also possible that it is only a re-dux of NG1. I'm just saying to keep an open mind and that its too early to tell what this game is exactly. Jvance: Ninja Gaiden 2 is still up in the air and Itagaki has released no info at all about it other than saying it was being developed for Xbox (not 360) but then next gen consoles were being pushed out. So though I think it may come out on 360 first, I have a hard time believing it will be a total exclusive to 360 since hes releasing a NG game on PS3 now.

UMCP
UMCP

Jvance... Aren't u the clever guy? So, how do you know for damn sure that TEAM NINJA is making NG 2 on xbox 360 exclusively? Show me the link? Well, then don't speak...

D Farrell
D Farrell

i agree with jtvance; a port by any other name is still a port!

AllSystemsRocks
AllSystemsRocks

yay 360 will have ninja gaiden 2 and PS3 a port polish of ninja gaiden big deal

jtvance
jtvance

HAHAHAHA a major comeback for sony. hahaha. I thought Sony was the end-all-be-all of console makers, but you are speaking as if they have already lost and are now returning to glory because one game was announced. Not that Ninja Gaiden wasn't a great game, if not THE best game of the past generation (even better than RE4 in my opinion) First off, we don't even know if this is exclusive, Second, we know Ninja Gaiden 2 is in development for the 360. While this does make the PS3 looks a bit more appealing to me if it is exclusive, it's not worth $600 for me to play a game I've already bought...twice. I'd still rather have an actual sequel rather than a re-worked game I can play right now on my 360 with BC. However, those of you who will be getting a PS3 for whatever reason, should be excited about this. This game is phenomonal. Your lucky it's coming, because these are the kinds of games you fanboys miss out on by swearing your allegiance to one console. As far as complaining about putting resources into making a remake... This is just how itagaki works. He will port an existing IP over to a new console and rework it a bit as sort of an "experiment" to see how he likes working with the hardware and how successful it is. Basically, they are doing this to more or less set a foundation for a new engine on that console. He likes his games to be perfect, and you have to sort of think of this as "training" for his team. This way they can focus on learning the ins and outs of developing for the console and not have to worry about storylines and characters and all the other stuff that detracts from the core game development. What you have to understand is...this game will be EXTREMELY polished because of it, as will any other Team Ninja games that could come to PS3 in the future. Does this mean they will be bringing NG2 to PS3 eventually? Possibly...it depends on how this goes. But for now, all we know is that NG2 is in development for the 360...and nothing else.