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Ninja Gaiden’s Ryu Hayabusa to be playable in the next Dynasty Warriors game

Ryu Hayabusa seems to be everywhere these days. Not only is he the star of next year’s Ninja Gaiden 3, he’s one of only two confirmed fighters for Dead or Alive 5, featured in the only footage we’ve seen of the game to date. And he just keeps expanding his influence as he’ll now be a playable character in the next Dynasty Warriors game, Musou Orochi 2.

Above: Here’s Ryu in his non-playable form for Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce

According to Siliconera the upcoming sequel to Warriors will hit Japanese stores December and not only has Ryu as a playable character, but he’ll have his own special, Ninja Gaiden-style stage. Though Ryu made an unplayable cameo in the PS3 version of Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce, this playable appearance outside of his main series marks something special for both him and the Warriors Orochi series he’ll be appearing in. And perhaps this means that the notoriously plodding fights of the series will be a little more interesting when playing as the ninja assassin.

Also worth noting is that Achilles from the not so famous Dynasty Warriors spin-off Warriors: Legends of Troy will also be playable, as will Jeanne d’Arc from Koei’s mostly forgotten game Bladestorm.  Musou Orochi 2 hasn’t been announced for international release yet, but given fairly stable US sales of the Warriors franchise, we’d say this next Orochi title will be announced soon enough.

Source: Siliconera

11 comments

  • R-ape - November 1, 2011 11:15 p.m.

    It really makes me sad to see the company import this game over to the US despite the infamy in it's gameplay that we've given it. I guess some people still like hacking away at an army that doesn't fight back.
  • Yokosuka046 - November 1, 2011 5:18 p.m.

    Henry I want you to know I read all that in your voice. Ive been listening to way too much T-dar if thzts
  • IceBlueKirby - November 1, 2011 4:02 p.m.

    Neat. I liked Warriors Orochi 2, but it was overshadowed pretty quickly when I started playing DW Gundam 3. Since I'm not spending hours on that anymore I should be able to sink some time into this game, should it come stateside. I'd imagine it will.
  • bobob101 - November 1, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    If I'm not mistaken, that name translates as "Ultimate Snake 2." Which is a cool name, but a little odd in my opinion.
  • samsneeze - November 1, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Pretty sure he meant Musou Orochi 3, not 2. Either way, can't wait for it.
  • samsneeze - November 1, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    Warriors Orochi, I mean.
  • bigwill1221 - November 1, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Musou Orochi 2 is already out... Must resist the face palm. Now if you mean strike force 2 that is different
  • GR_HenryGilbert - November 1, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    Take back that face palm. Musou Orochi 2 is NOT Warriors Orochi 2. Warriors Orochi 2 was Musō Orochi Maō Sairin in Japan, so Musou Orochi 2 is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT game that's not out in Japan yet. Who feels clever now?
  • bigwill1221 - November 1, 2011 3:57 p.m.

    Me
  • GR_HenryGilbert - November 1, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    Wrong http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warriors_Orochi_2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musou_Orochi_2 Perhaps if you read those links you'll see they are totally different games and that one hasn't come out in Japan yet, let alone America
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - November 1, 2011 4:14 p.m.

    Hank is throwing down his dick in dominion!

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