Wow, these came out of nowhere. Xbox Japan has posted the first screens of the highly anticipated Xbox 360 action sequel. Things have been so quiet on the game’s development front that some of us were wondering if it was even happening. Well wonder no longer. Judging a game’s graphical finesse on a handful of still shots is always a fool’s errand, but I’ll bite anyway. Ninja Gaiden 2 is looking nice…really nice. The game doesn’t look like a monumental jump technically over Ninja Gaiden Sigma, but then remember the finesse and the still shots and the fool’s errand thing. Itagaki’s latest will surely be a thing of beauty in motion. For now, enjoy this little taste and expect to hear a lot more at this month’s Tokyo Game Show. Oh, and hit the link for the rest of the screens, and gallons of arterial spray.
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Team NINJA recently announced that Ninja Gaiden Sigma, an upgrade to Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden Black would be appearing on the Playstation 3. 1up was able to speak with the game’s director, Yosuke Hayashi. 1up’s interview goes in depth with the upgrades that will be seen in the new game, Hayashi’s approach to the design of the Playstation 3 version, and Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 hardware comparisons.
While Hayashi claims that the team is “putting the most effort into the graphics,” Team NINJA also appears to be tweaking and adding to the original in a number of ways. First would be the previously announced addition of Rachel as a playable character. In addition, new enemies will be featured, and older game mechanics such as water running are getting revamped. Hayashi, perhaps diplomatically, doesn’t seem to want to commit to specific hardware differences between the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but makes some comparisons to an artist working in different media. The director also claims that gamers familiar with the series should find enough new content, including new playable bosses, to warrant looking into the game.
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