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12:30 PM on 02.26.2013

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus launches today with new trailer

Koei-Tecmo keeps on riding that Ninja Gaiden I and II gravy train with the release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on the Vita -- a game that's an enhanced portable port of a release from 2009, which was a port of the Ninja Gaiden s...

Chris Carter



New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal photo
New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal
by Fraser Brown

Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure what ails you. 

Brütal Legend finally drops on PC after years of being locked in console servitude, and despite its dodgy strategy portions, we should welcome it with open, heavily tattooed arms. The absolutely cracking soundtrack makes it more than worth a look, and the great voice acting, more than competent action, and art direction that will make your eyes bleed from heavy metal joy makes its failings a lot easier to swallow. 

If metal hurts your delicate ears and Jack Black sends you into a blind rage, then there's still a bunch to look forward to this week. Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires adds some strategy to your hacking and slashing; fans of punishing dungeon crawlers and 3DS owners rejoice, Etrian Odyssey IV finally arrives in the US; Might & Magic Heroes VI gets a new expansion, Shades of Darkness; a curious looking RPG drops on PC in the form of Driftmoon; and Star Wars Pinball is a thing that actually looks pretty groovy.

What will you be using to soothe that nasty rash this week?

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11:15 AM on 02.12.2013

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus on Vita: New screens, details

The sequel to Vita the Ninja Gaiden franchise launch title is coming later this month. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus drops February 26, complete witha new cast, new features, boss battles and more. Tecmo Koei dumped a bunch of ne...

Dale North

12:45 PM on 02.06.2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge confirmed for PS3 and 360

The recent retailer listing for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 was correct, unsurprisingly. Tecmo Koei has confirmed these ports as legitimate and announced a planned retail and digital-distributio...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 02.05.2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge outed for PS3 / 360

Not even three months since Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge landed, we already have evidence that PS3 and 360 ports of the enhanced Wii U port are on the way. Japanese retailer Rakuten has let slip that Razor's Edge will drop fo...

Tony Ponce

2:45 PM on 01.30.2013

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus summed up in latest trailer

It's back! The trailer for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Chris posted about the other week is now available in English. Funny enough, before remembering why this footage looked so familiar, I remarked to myself that Team Ninja j...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 01.28.2013

Ninja Gaiden, Section 8, Madden dropping on PS Plus

Sony is currently offering a 15 month PlayStation Plus subscription for the price of 12. But that's an investment for the forward-thinking man. What have they done for us lately? Well, that 13 for '13 sale was pretty nea...

Kyle MacGregor



New releases: Ni no Kuni arrives at last photo
New releases: Ni no Kuni arrives at last
by Fraser Brown

It's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: it's the beginning of another week of new releases!

And what a great week it is, most notably containing the release of the long awaited Ni no Kuni, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's sumptuous RPG. Jim's review is now live, and it sounds like an absolutely delightful, if traditional JRPG. Just what the doctor (if I can find my fake medical license) ordered.

In addition, we've got Ron Gilbert and Double Fine's inventive underground adventure, The Cave; the TrackMania-style FPS, ShootMania Storm; Strike Suit Zero, a space combat sim inspired by Colony Wars and Freespace; Croixleura hack-and-slash brawler for PC; an alien-slaying FPS for the Vita, Gun Commando; and a whole bunch more arriving this week.

Blimey, that's a lot of gaming. Anything tickling your fancy?    

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9:00 AM on 01.18.2013

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus gets a fancy gameplay trailer

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is on the way, and to celebrate, Tecmo Koei has a new gameplay trailer ready for eye consumption. Of course, that stupid armadillo boss is back, and I can hear the sounds of my controller hitting th...

Chris Carter





1:00 AM on 01.11.2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: RE is Australia's first game rated R18+

It was a good day when Australia's R18+ rating was passed for videogames, paving the way for adults to purchase games that might have previously either been edited for content or refused classification. Of all the games that ...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 01.07.2013

New releases: Anarchy Reigns and not much else

Have you suitably recovered from bringing in the New Year? I hope so, because the first new releases of 2013 are upon us, and they may require your attention. This week's offerings aren't particularly bountiful, but you will...

Fraser Brown

7:00 AM on 12.25.2012

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z development consoles detailed

Remember Ninja Gaiden Z? That weird spinoff game where the chief goal is to kill the franchise hero Ryu Hayabusa? Although details on planned platforms have been scarce, leading some to believe it was a next-gen project, it s...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 12.06.2012

Dead or Alive 5 Plus headed to Vita this March

While the initial announcement made the rounds a few days ago, Tecmo Koei has given more details on Dead or Alive 5 Plus for PlayStation Vita. Scheduled to launch in March 2013, this version will naturally offer touch-based m...

Jordan Devore



Review: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge photo
Review: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
by Jim Sterling

Ninja Gaiden 3 was remarkable in its lack of remarkability. Team Ninja's ability to drop the ball with its franchise so spectacularly was damn near impressive, even if the result was a monotonous and exhausting slog through one of the most soul-crushingly dull adventures released this year. 

With the Wii U on the horizon, Tecmo Koei has another chance to disappoint audiences with Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, an overhauled version that seeks to address complaints found in the original release, and provide a deeper, more nuanced experience. 

In essence, it aims to do what the proverbs say is impossible, and polish a turd. 

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12:45 PM on 10.25.2012

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Wii U dated Nov. 18

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be released alongside the Wii U on November 18. This version of the game contains several Wii U exclusive features, including a new battle system and online multiplayer modes. Here's what you...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 10.01.2012

Jimquisition: Monster Boobs And Plastic Children

Oh, Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided Team Ninja. Oh my dear, sweet, misguided, pervy, creepy, sleazy, weird, freaky, pervy, pervy, pervy Team Ninja. Your boobs are so bad. Your justification of said boobs are worse. Boobs. FYI, I fully admit today's episode is silly and quite possibly pointless. It was, however fun to make and I hope it is fun to watch.

Jim Sterling