Ninja Gaiden Sigma developer Tecmo has unleashed a horde of new screenshots from its forthcoming PS3 super-update, so run your peepers over the 16 lovely new pics below to get your fix.
It's more than just an overhaul of the Xbox version, though. As well as including the entirety of both Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Gaiden Black, Sigma will also feature new content and a complete reworking of all of the original's visuals from character animation to new environmental textures and effects.
The Japanese powerhouse developer is famed worldwide for the Dead Or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series. But it looks like the studio could be branching out in a new direction completely.
In an exclusive interview with head honcho Tomonobu Itagaki, the Team Ninja boss revealed that the firm's new game will be like no type of game Itagaki has ever worked on
This summer, PlayStation 3 owners will be able to see for themselves what Xbox fans have been raving about all these years, as Ninja Gaiden Sigma - a faster, prettier remake of hyperactive slashfest Ninja Gaiden - leaps onto Sony's new console. In addition to getting some hands-on time with the game, we've also had an opportunity to sit down with the game's producer, Yosuke Hayashi (along with associate producer and translator Andrew Szymanski), to find out a little more about what lies in
There's an extra hour of sunshine in our day: Japan's resident badboy developer Tecmo has released new Ninja Gaiden Sigma screens - we can think of much, much worse ways to start the
Yosuke Hayashi, director of Ninja Gaiden Sigma which is due out on PS3 later this year, has said that developers claiming that PS3 is hard to develop for is just an "excuse to the consumer."
"For us it's not a question of being easy to develop for, that's a relative term," Yosuke told gamepro.com.
"When we first got our hands on the hardware it took us a while to get back into the flow of working with Sony, because the way they do things is a little different," he explained.
Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi, producer and director for Ninja Gaiden Sigma, says that the developer chose to dedicate Sigma to PS3 to make it the best game it could be, and is confident that its achievements will silence PS3 critics.
"Multi-format videogames have boomed in recent years, but when you make a game for multiple formats you cannot focus on one machine's specific capabilities - you have to focus on a common ground for all formats," Hayashi said at a Sigma event today.
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Oct 18, 2007
According to the Entertainment Software Association's 2006 report, 38 percent of gamers are females. These numbers are down from 2005, when the fairer sex reportedly accounted for 43 percent of the pie.
It seems that gaming continues to be a mostly male affair, so what's the best way to penetrate this demographic? Judging by the sex-filled ads we've seen over the years, it looks like the best way to a young man's wallet has - and always will be - through his pants. Read on and
Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki is leaving Tecmo and has filed a lawsuit against the company for "unpaid completion bonuses" over Dead or Alive 4.
Itagaki's translator contacted Kotaku yesterday, telling them: "At approximately 2:30 PM Japan Standard Time today, June 3rd 2008, an official statement from Tomonobu Itagaki was sent by fax to major Japanese news outlets."
In the official statement, Itagaki said: "I,
Tecmo has defended its position in the conundrum over Itagaki's resignation and lawsuit against the company announced yesterday.
The company says the "unpaid completion bonuses" Itagaki speaks of were an agreement of previous management, and that Itagaki had been paid his dues in the form of annual bonuses.
Publisher Tecmo's share price has plummeted more than 10 percent since news broke that Tomonobu Itagaki had both sued the company and handed in his resignation.
Earlier this week it emerged that Itagaki had filed a complaint with the Tokyo District Court against his employer Tecmo for unpaid completion bonuses, and against the company's president for "unreasonable and disingenuous statements" made towards him.
He announced that