New Ninja Gaiden Games A Possibility?

New Ninja Gaiden Games A Possibility?

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With the departure of Tomonobu Itagaki from Tecmo, the doors are now open for the company to continue the much-loved franchise.

Tomonobu Itagaki liked to talk - which is a nice way to say that he was a one-man hyperbolic publicity machine - and one of the many things he said was that Ninja Gaiden 2 was the last game in the series. But Mr. Itagaki no longer works for Tecmo, and his successor, Yosuke Hayashi, has other ideas on the franchise's future.

Speaking in an interview with Kikizo, Hayashi had this to say about the possibility of a Ninja Gaiden 3: "Regardless of what Itagaki-san said before, in time, what the consumers, the gamers are looking for is going to be the next chapter - the future of an outstanding series. We feel that we're in a position of being able to make that call, and to provide pure entertainment that's going to be enjoyed by action gamers and our fans. That calling is already there - we feel it, and therefore we will continue to work towards a future for the series."

Kikizo also asked if it would be 'quieter' at Team Ninja following Mr. Itagaki's departure, and Hayashi replied "Well Itagaki liked to talk a lot! Me, I hope I don't have to talk so much. I believe my games will speak for themselves."

Source: via Kotaku

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Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Itagaki, had a lot of hot air, some of it valid and some of it just hot air.

There's a long story behind his departure from Tecmo, now Tecmo/Koei as the two companies merged in January.

From what I've gathered his comments on Ninja Gaiden/DOA franchises being over he said when he knew he was leaving Tecmo. I think a gag order was put on him by Tecmo because of it, they didn't want him speaking for the company since he was no longer going to be a part of it.

As Yosuke Hayashi stated, the customers are going to determine if the series continue or not, not an ex-employee.

First I was ecstatic to hear of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and now this, this is just awesome.

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

PC please. We are starting to get good slasher games (Prototype, Dark Sector), so please make a Ninja Gaiden 3 on PC too ;d

Tha would be really awesome.

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

This has... what to do with you being wrong?

If it makes you happy, i'll pick up a copy now that it's on the cheap. Considering it's universally considered to be balls on hardcore difficult for the sake of it though, I don't think i'm a Yahtzee Sheep.

Especially since I don't think Yahtzee had anything bad to say about the game except it's difficulty.

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

This has... what to do with you being wrong?

If it makes you happy, i'll pick up a copy now that it's on the cheap. Considering it's universally considered to be balls on hardcore difficult for the sake of it though, I don't think i'm a Yahtzee Sheep.

Especially since I don't think Yahtzee had anything bad to say about the game except it's difficulty.

He said it was way too obsessed with tits and gore, had no real substance, and was rife with bugs and glitches.

Indigo_Dingo:

He said it was way too obsessed with tits and gore, had no real substance, and was rife with bugs and glitches.

Didn't even remember. But, seriously....

...Do I even need to say anything else? I'd say this proves at least that team ninja is all about the saix.

We'll have to see.

I just hope the new guy knows how to do high difficulty. Because Tomonobu sure as hell did!

I just hope that this doesn't suck like Ninja Gaiden Sigma did, and NGS2 probably will.

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

This has... what to do with you being wrong?

If it makes you happy, i'll pick up a copy now that it's on the cheap. Considering it's universally considered to be balls on hardcore difficult for the sake of it though, I don't think i'm a Yahtzee Sheep.

Especially since I don't think Yahtzee had anything bad to say about the game except it's difficulty.

If you haven't played the game, you have no right what so ever to say if it is good or not. I won't say that it wasn't as close to in-game porn we're going to get. But if that was all you saw, then it says more about you then it does about the game.

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

This has... what to do with you being wrong?

If it makes you happy, i'll pick up a copy now that it's on the cheap. Considering it's universally considered to be balls on hardcore difficult for the sake of it though, I don't think i'm a Yahtzee Sheep.

Especially since I don't think Yahtzee had anything bad to say about the game except it's difficulty.

If you haven't played the game, you have no right what so ever to say if it is good or not. I won't say that it wasn't as close to in-game porn we're going to get. But if that was all you saw, then it says more about you then it does about the game.

Yes. Yes I do. Since this is going to be one of THOSE arguements though i'm just going to walk away, shaking my head while sad music plays.

TsunamiWombat:

Yes. Yes I do. Since this is going to be one of THOSE arguements though i'm just going to walk away, shaking my head while sad music plays.

Saying that a game is bad before you play it is like saying that a meal at a Steak House taste like shit before you even taste it.

Keep that in mind you sadly narrow-minded person.

Because I was really going to miss huge, unrealistically large tits, demons, blood and ninjas. Seriously, on paper it sounds like a winning formula, only surpassed by edgy but vividly descriptive one-liners, lots of guns, aliens, strippers, and a bad-ass attitude. *cough*

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet because the chick with watermelon sized breasts scares me. I'm afraid she'll pop and silicone will spray everywhere.

So you haven't played it, and yet you talk about it. Go and play it, then come back and talk when you know what you're talking about. This way you don't have to look like a Yahtzee-Sheep.

This has... what to do with you being wrong?

If it makes you happy, i'll pick up a copy now that it's on the cheap. Considering it's universally considered to be balls on hardcore difficult for the sake of it though, I don't think i'm a Yahtzee Sheep.

Especially since I don't think Yahtzee had anything bad to say about the game except it's difficulty.

If you haven't played the game, you have no right what so ever to say if it is good or not. I won't say that it wasn't as close to in-game porn we're going to get. But if that was all you saw, then it says more about you then it does about the game.

Not saying anything against the quality of the game, but the game wasn't good enough that it stands as testement to the creators genius. The fact that all anyone knows about it is the prevalence of boobies and thighs in inverse proportion to brains and usefulness in female characters in all his games is testament to that fact. The guy is not David Jaffe.

Indigo_Dingo:
The guy is not David Jaffe.

That about sums it up. He's not even Peter Molyneux.

So I'm guessing we can expect a new vapid, bondage-gear clad, breasts the size of weather balloons sub-character that makes Ivy look like the Flying Nun.

They'll probably try to outdo the new God of War in the paint your wagons red (with blood) stakes if the other two are anything to go by.

How I miss Ninja Gaiden 2... Hell, even Ninja Gaiden 3.

Let me outline the thought process of the people that thought this was a good idea:

Being serious: I predict massive failure. But who knows? Maybe it'll be ok. Only time will tell.

Seriously I don't get all of you.
I mean, it's Ninja Gaiden for fucks Sake!!
It's all about slicing things up.There isn't anything more to it.No deep story, no real Puzzles, no intresting Characters.Just Ryu Hayabusa doing Ninja stuff.
Seriously how could that formula be ruined?
Of course if the guys at Tecmo go ahead and say:"Fuck fun,were going to specialize in Snuff-Porn" I could understand your point.
But as long as it's kill everything you see while looking cool,I think were safe.

Indigo_Dingo:

Not saying anything against the quality of the game, but the game wasn't good enough that it stands as testement to the creators genius. The fact that all anyone knows about it is the prevalence of boobies and thighs in inverse proportion to brains and usefulness in female characters in all his games is testament to that fact. The guy is not David Jaffe.

I liked the mindless Hack n' Slash gameplay. Therefor, I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden 2.

And I don't think that anyone else then Tomonobu Itagaki can do it the same way.

But! That is just my opinion. If all you see is boobies, have it your way. DOn't play the game but and let us who wants to play the game do it.

Wayne Insane:
Seriously I don't get all of you.
I mean, it's Ninja Gaiden for fucks Sake!!
It's all about slicing things up.There isn't anything more to it.No deep story, no real Puzzles, no intresting Characters.Just Ryu Hayabusa doing Ninja stuff.
Seriously how could that formula be ruined?
Of course if the guys at Tecmo go ahead and say:"Fuck fun,were going to specialize in Snuff-Porn" I could understand your point.
But as long as it's kill everything you see while looking cool,I think were safe.

This.

and the pixel boobies are awesome

Ninja Gaiden didn't have a deep storyline because it was on the goddamn NES. And even for an NES game it had an interesting story setup- your father dies at the start of the game, you go to america to get revenge, recruit the help of a reporter to do so, and take down a criminal empire TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

Ninja Gaiden on the Xbawx just goes OMG DEMONS AND TITS.

could be good....or could be really bad...only time will tell.

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Not saying anything against the quality of the game, but the game wasn't good enough that it stands as testement to the creators genius. The fact that all anyone knows about it is the prevalence of boobies and thighs in inverse proportion to brains and usefulness in female characters in all his games is testament to that fact. The guy is not David Jaffe.

I liked the mindless Hack n' Slash gameplay. Therefor, I enjoyed Ninja Gaiden 2.

And I don't think that anyone else then Tomonobu Itagaki can do it the same way.

But! That is just my opinion. If all you see is boobies, have it your way. DOn't play the game but and let us who wants to play the game do it.

But if all it has going for it is hack and slash gameplay, then its pretty much agreed that David Jaffe does it (way) better. And if God of War III seems to be doing fine while he's off making a game about The Joker if you gave him his own version of the Batmobile, and then lit his head on fire, there's no real basis to say that this game would be any worse without its creator.

Abedeus:
PC please. We are starting to get good slasher games (Prototype, Dark Sector), so please make a Ninja Gaiden 3 on PC too ;d

Tha would be really awesome.

The gods of Asgard could not achieve such a feat. You, sir, are crazy.

TsunamiWombat:

Shycte:

Indigo_Dingo:

Shycte:
Without Tomonobu Itagaki it just won't be the same....

Damn you Tecmo!!

Yes, because it takes an extraordinary amount of talent to objectify women.

Last time I checked, there was more to DoA and Ninja Gaiden then that.

Dead Or Alive Extreme doesn't count.

DoA was the first game with jiggle physics.
...
*BANG!*
...
I think that was the sound of your argument getting shot in the kidneys.

I'm all for another Ninja Gaiden game if they make it fun to play instead of balls on hard for the sake of it. Course I havn't played it yet

Always relevant...

 

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