The Two Ninja Gaidens Of The Future

By Ishaan . February 23, 2011 . 4:00pm

Team Ninja have two Ninja Gaiden games in the works as far as we know: Ninja Gaiden 3 for consoles and a Ninja Gaiden for the Nintendo 3DS, each with a different focus.


Ninja Gaiden 3 was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last year, but Team Ninja refrained from giving away any details on the game, aside from telling the press that it would explore the character of Ryu Hayabusa in greater depth.


This game, they recently tweeted via their new Twitter account, will be playable at E3 2011, so more news isn’t far off.


Meanwhile, Ninja Gaiden for the Nintendo 3DS was announced at E3 2010, alongside Dead or Alive: Dimensions, when Nintendo showed the device off to the public for the first time. This game is still in the planning stages, and will be based off Team Ninja’s experiences developing Dimensions for the 3DS.


“One thing we felt when making Dimensions is that players view and treat console and portable games completely differently. This is something that needs to be reflected in the game design as well,” Team Ninja head, Yosuke Hayashi, told Siliconera.


He continued: “In fact, we are discussing daily about the way to make a 3D action game such as Ninja Gaiden into something that would be appropriate for a portable game system. When we get this answer just right, we will show it to all of you so stay tuned.”


Team Ninja’s previous portable Ninja Gaiden game was Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for the Nintendo DS, which had you hold the system sideways in “tate mode” and was controlled using the DS touchscreen.

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  • Yu_TheKing

    Guess I’ll be one of those waiting for more details to arise. Hopefully with the 3ds capabilities, they will at least look amazing.

    • OMG its Yamamoto!!!!!

      Meanwhile, I cant wait to see the E3 build of Ninja Gaiden

      • Yu_TheKing

        Tsuna-san :D

        E3 usually gives the best details. So I’m excited.

  • BelmontHeir

    This is exciting news! I just hope that Ninja Gaiden 3 is headed straight for the PS3 (and 360), rather than us Sony fans having to wait for another Sigma iteration.

    • Guest

      Itagaki is no longer with Team Ninja so don’t worry.

  • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

    I really enjoyed NG: Dragon Sword. I don’t think a game like that would work well on the 3DS, though, since all they had on the top screen was a map, and that doesn’t take much advantage of the 3D. I’m greatly looking forward to NG3, though. I completely trust Hayashi-san to make a great game after what he did with the Sigma games

  • GamerKT

    “…each with a different focus.”

    One is boobs and the other is ass. :p

  • PrinceHeir

    hell yeah :D

    i just want a DOA console game and were set to go :P

    • Dude, seriously, please stop. I mentioned this in the Tales post yesterday, but we really dislike it when people derail posts with asking about the game coming to other consoles.

      I hope you understand, it gets really annoying after a while because all the people talking about the game in question are drowned out by the very vocal fans that keep screaming everytime something isn’t on a console of their choice. This stuff only encourages them, so don’t do it. :)

  • I wonder if Ready at Dawn is to make a Ninja Gaiden game for the 3DS/NGP how will it turn out?

  • krokounleashed

    I hope NG3 is bloody again, not that sigma 2 was totally bad, but ng2 was hm in some ways better. A mix of ng2 and ngs2 would be a nice ng3.

  • eilegz

    now if they can go back to a 2D ninja gaiden it would be great…. until then

  • Guest

    Loved NG:DS it’s a perfect example of how to take a console game and make it fit on a portable instead of trying to mimic it. While I loved what the new TM did with Sigma 2 I hate what they did to the presentation. I hope they go all out moving forward.

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