Ninja Gaiden Thread

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Team NINJA wasn’t the developer of Yaiba.
Spark Unlimited developed it but Team NINJA and Keiji Inafune were directly involved with the project and can also be held responsible for the shortcomings the game had.

My guess is that Yaiba characters or the costumes are coming back to DOA6. Could be wrong, but I really have a tough time believing the game is coming out again or getting a sequel of any kind.

get rid of the cartoonish pixel then it's good
Agreed. But I can at least appreciate what they did with the graphics.

Time for me to pack it up and go...maybe 2020 lol

It doesn't really say anything, but Team NINJA is definitely not doing anything with the series this year. They are working on DOA6, Nioh 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3; and I think there is still being work done for FF: Dissidia but I haven't updated myself on that game in a while.
 

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Spark Unlimited developed it but Team NINJA and Keiji Inafune were directly involved with the project and can also be held responsible for the shortcomings the game had.

My guess is that Yaiba characters or the costumes are coming back to DOA6. Could be wrong, but I really have a tough time believing the game is coming out again or getting a sequel of any kind.



Agreed. But I can at least appreciate what they did with the graphics.



It doesn't really say anything, but Team NINJA is definitely not doing anything with the series this year. They are working on DOA6, Nioh 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3; and I think there is still being work done for FF: Dissidia but I haven't updated myself on that game in a while.
Whats TN have to do with a Marvel game? They always been involved with them??
 

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I came back to the thread thinking NG has finally returned, but then I got a little bit too hype and my eyes skimmed through the "no" part from deathoftheninja because I was far away from my phone. As soon as I got close to my phone, saw the no, and I was like "noooooooooooooooooo".
 
The backward compatibility now of NG2 and NG3RE has me diving back into my favorite game series again. My 360 died a while back so it had been a long time since I played my NG games. Finally decided to bite the bullet and get a used X1X. Man, I forgot how much I loved these games....

With my interest in NG rekindled, I am naturally thinking about NG4 like we all have for years now. With the recent release of the Nioh 2 alpha (another game I am super excited for), it got me thinking that a new NG is likely not too far away. The IP is just too important to Koei Tecmo for them to let languish much longer.... My suspicion is that a new NG has likely been in development already in some way. A few factors that lead to this feeling:
  • Team Ninja is a much larger team than it used to be and is not just doing one game at a time, but has a bunch of projects at various stages of development. I just don't think the whole top-tier action internal dev team is all just working on Nioh 2 only.

  • DOA6 is out and the major development work is over. So, we have a chunk of these developers likely working on something else...

  • Nioh 2 is already in alpha stage and is very much looking more like a Nioh 1.5 (not necessarily a bad thing), which is not surprising given the short turn around from Nioh 1. But, this indicates to me that Nioh 2's development has likely then not been the major, from the ground up effort the first game was requiring tons of developer staff.

  • NG2 and NG3RE now being backward compatible announcement, effectively putting Ninja Gaiden back on everyone's radar again.

  • And perhaps most importantly from a business perspective, the time has never been better for a new NG. The market has changed since the NG3 days. The success of God of War, DMC5 and Sekiro are going to add a significant push/motivation for Team Ninja (and the Koei Tecmo brass) to capitalize on the current market environment and get a challenging Ninja Gaiden back out there again while the timing is right.
Now I don't think a new Ninja Gaiden is right around the corner with Nioh 2 coming out late this year I'm guessing. But, I also don't think a new Ninja Gaiden is that far off.... In fact, I would not be surprised if we at least get an initial announcement of some kind later this year (maybe TGS?).
Maybe even a next-gen launch title in 2020?

Maybe all just wishful thinking as usual....but hey we can dream right? :)
 

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TN has had Ninja Gaiden on the radar for years but I wouldn’t expect any announcement for some time. They’ve been working on quite a few projects lately and the team is split more than they ever have been before. Don’t forget MUA3, Dissidia, DoA ongoing development, Nioh, and whatever else Koei Tecmo has engaged them on.

I want it back more than most I’d wager but if we see it before 2021 I’d be shocked.
 
TN has had Ninja Gaiden on the radar for years but I wouldn’t expect any announcement for some time. They’ve been working on quite a few projects lately and the team is split more than they ever have been before. Don’t forget MUA3, Dissidia, DoA ongoing development, Nioh, and whatever else Koei Tecmo has engaged them on.

I want it back more than most I’d wager but if we see it before 2021 I’d be shocked.

Yeah, I am afraid you are likely right on this. In the best case scenario, we see a new Ninja Gaiden late 2020 (for next-gen launch) but 2021 is more likely. But, as you said, NG has been on Team Ninja's radar for a while---the game has to be at least in some stage of development I am sure. I just think Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo need to be careful and not let Ninja Gaiden sit dormant for too much longer....not a smart business decision in my view.
 
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