Marvel vs Capcom? Check. Street Fighter vs Tekken? Check. Star Wars vs Soulcalibur? Uh, let's forget about that one. But wait, how about some Virtua Fighter in your Dead or Alive? Yup, just announced by Tecmo Koei and Sega: Akira will be a new challenger in the upcoming DOA5. Of course I was rooting for the lovely Kasumi all the way.
With the PS Vita being more or less a pocket PS3, what better game to initiate a portable slashfest than Ninja Gaiden? No Dragon Sword tap-tap shenanigans here, this is the real deal. Ninja Gaiden Sigma gets the PlayStation Vita treatment. Screenshots here.
Team Ninja has created a Dead or Alive facebook page. To celebrate this, they have come up with a little contest. Use any means possible to create and show off a new Dead or Alive fighting move. Winning moves will be implemented in the game and your name will appear in the credits. Make your move!
This clip shows what happens beyond the point where Ryu is left dangling from the top of the building. Prepare for exploding cars, ninpo finishing moves... the works!
We only had to wait six years for this. Tokyo Game Show 2011 finally brings deliverance: Dead or Alive 5 has officially been announced and will hit both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in 2012! So far, we have to make do with a promotional image that Team Ninja is outing as a key image set to define the game. Let's check this image out: What does this give us? Um... - assumedly, judging by the hair color and length, it's Kasumi - either she's wet because of weather circumstances, or she's sweaty, or she has been crying - Team Ninja wants us to believe she's a fighter
If you are like me, thinking that it's about time for another DOA on console after so much focus on Ninja Gaiden, then you're in for some good news. Team Ninja has finally confirmed that the DOA series will continue and that fans won't have to wait long for it. Fingers crossed that it's DOA5 for consoles then.
Apparently Kasumi, Ayane and Kokoro are still under 18, and apparently DOA Dimension's showcase mode, where you can take pics of the girls, potentially qualifies as pornography in Sweden. The result: no DOA Dimensions in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Happy importing, Swedish photography fans!
Long time no type? Well, it's been a rough couple years for Team Ninja. Ninja Gaiden II didn't meet expectations of its predecessor, we got a refined version a year later instead of a new DOA, we played through a bad version of DOAX on our PSPs and now we have the first DOA fighter on a portable.
We're not going to continue covering this game unless demanded because it's not made by Team Ninja.
You may check out the current reviews on Metacritic.
Check out the link below to see the box art for the upcoming PSP game, Dead or Alive: Paradise courtesy of Electronic Theatre who have managed to get an exclusive first look of it.
Check out the link below to see some never before seen artwork for the upcoming PSP game, Dead or Alive: Paradise.
Check out the link below to watch the first ever trailer for the upcoming PSP game, Dead or Alive: Paradise.
PlayStation fans can rejoice once more as the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 table finally is up for grabs in Zen Pinball. At the time of writing this post, I only see the download in the pal PlayStation Store, but I assume the US Store will receive the same within the next couple of hours. If not, it's time to buy some pal PlayStation Store credit. Impressions to follow later. These are the extra trophies you can get:
- cruel justice (bronze):start the Karma Challenge Multiball by performing three obliterations
- Genshin defeated (silver): complete the last chapter of the story mode
- hidden path (bronze): collect 30 crystal skulls
- swordsmaster (bronze): flip the ball between the bumpers and get a 6 hit or greater bumper combo
A trophy for 30 crystal skulls? So that's why there was no skull trophy in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.
Any artistic talent out there that likes to paint? It turns out Volks will be releasing a 1/4 scale resin kit of Ayane in her default 1P Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 outfit. The kit itself already looks nice and detailed. I am quite sure we will see a painted version pop up sooner or later as well.
Better late than never, my review of the First 4 figures 1/4 scale Ryu Hayabusa statue. Click here for the full review. Short version: a great, if slightly expensive figure.
I haven't read it yet, but was asked to post a bulletin, so here it is.
This is not a joke. Team Ninja is integrating Sixaxis controls into Sigma 2 in ways that will disgust us with any maturity and amuse to no end those who lack any sense of dignity. Players will be able to use the Sixaxix to, politely put, manipulate the breasts of the heroines. It remains to be seen if this will apply to all 3 female leads, or how much controversy will follow suit.
We learn some new information in the latest Qore issue on PSN about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Mainly benefits for getting Sigma 2 -- such as:
- Being able to Izuna with every single weapon.
- Manga loading screens!
- You earn a gold health bar after beating Master Ninja. This bar can also be shown off in online Co-Op.
Gamestop's Ninja Gaiden II collector's edition left a lot to be desired. It featured a substandard making of and... uh, that was pretty much it. But wait. In comes Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2's premium box. It includes a soundtrack cd, original accessory set and a special sleeve. On top of that, if your wind path skills are adept enough, preordering will also net you a guide book.
The premium box seems to be a Japanese exclusive and comes at a steep price: roughly $ 110. If importing is not your thing or that pricepoint is just too much, keep in mind that Gamestop is releasing a collector's edition of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 as well. Just don't expect too much from the latter.