Apologies for that palindromic headline, but we’re all probably a little weary of preludes to teasers of announcements. Yet as far as prolonging the magic goes, this GDC trailer from Team NINJA, teasing the E3 2011 reveal of a game confirmed for 2012 is pretty damned good one:
We’ve previously reported on the existence of a Ninja Gaiden 3, although Tecmo’s press release coyly hints that the unnamed teaser above is nothing more than a “new look into the next installment in the legacy of one of the studio’s most iconic characters,” without confirming what it is specifically.
Above: The number THREE is heavily implied, as is the possibility of this being a Ninja Gaiden game. Figure it out, gumshoe!
At least they’re serious about taking things in a different direction. The press release also echoes previous sentiments from newly crowned Team NINJA head, Yosuke Hayashi, by stating said game will “introduce this franchise to a broader audience while at the same time retaining the legendary challenge that has drawn hardcore gamers.” More importantly, the teaser adds a little credit to the promise of an actual "reveal," as in, something you didn't already know about a certain character's identity. Hopefully, they'll confirm my suspicion that Ryu has been the Tecmo Bowl referee all along!
Above: This'll make sense if you watch, silly
Feb 28, 2011