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9:00 AM on 11.16.2013

Meet Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's new Gothic Lolita

[Update: I've included a video showing off Marie in action, as well as screens, in the gallery below, of her alternate costume.] Tecmo's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's most recent trailer gives a small glim...

Wesley Ruscher

12:15 PM on 10.31.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z releasing March 2014

In North America, Team Ninja's Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be hitting PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on March 4, 2014. There's a new trailer for the game which features Miss Monday, Yaiba's "in-game tour guide." You'd ... yo...

Jordan Devore

2:00 AM on 08.16.2013

Shinobi clash! Ryu Hayabusa vs. Strider Hiryu

Videogame ninjas are seriously the worst ninjas of all time. It's kind of hard to keep hidden in the shadows when there is a trail of blood and limbs running right up to your present location. Still pretty badass, though. Tw...

Tony Ponce

10:50 AM on 07.23.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate gets 'Pop Idol' sets, new modes

Here's a fat update on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, coming this September for Xbox 360 and PS3. First, a Pop Idol character costume set has the girls of DOA dressing up like music stars. Ayane and Kasumi go J-Pop, while Hitomi, ...

Dale North



I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z! photo
I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z!
by Tony Ponce

Guys. I met Keiji Inafune at E3. I interviewed Keiji Inafune at E3.

I've achieved everything I've wanted to accomplish in my relatively short career as a games journalist. There is literally nothing else for me to do except pack my things and move on. I'm kidding, of course, but I'm not joking about how big a dream come true this was.

My meeting with Inafune was a complete surprise. Each of the Destructoid writers had been handed a list of appointments, and I saw Tecmo Koei on my schedule. I rightly assumed it was to discuss Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, but I had no idea whether I'd be speaking directly with someone from the dev team or not.

If I had known Keiji Inafune, the man whose work has had such a profound impact on hobby and my life, would be standing behind that door, I would have come prepared with a better list of questions. Nonetheless, I stepped in the room, put on my most professional face, and did my absolute best not to squeal like a schoolgirl.

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2:40 PM on 06.16.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is your new horror action comedy

Under Itagaki's watch, the Ninja Gaiden series was about big production values, precise action, and serious-face gameplay. Those days are over. With Inafune at the helm of this new Ninja Gaiden spin-off, the tone has gone th...

Jonathan Holmes





3:00 AM on 06.07.2013

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer takes a page from MadWorld

GameTrailers has the exclusive debut trailer of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombie-infested Ninja Gaiden spin-off being handled by the trinity of Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune's new studio Comcept. Damn, does...

Tony Ponce



Review: Dead or Alive 5 Plus photo
Review: Dead or Alive 5 Plus
by Ian Bonds

Last year, we returned to the sometimes strange but always beautiful Dead or Alive series; not in a leisurely beach title but in the series hallmark fighting genre. What we got was a deep, technical fighter that wasn't too technical and remained accessible to old and new fans alike.

This year, Tecmo Koei has seen fit to port the title over to Sony's newest handheld powerhouse, adding a few modes specific to the features of the system. What we got was largely unchanged from the original, but still packed with plenty of surprises.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z: A cyborg ninja zombie killer photo
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z: A cyborg ninja zombie killer
by Dale North

A game about acyborg ninja zombie killer that happens to be the arch-enemy of Ryu Hayabusa? Where has this game been all my life?

Actually, we heard about it last year -- it's called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. We've heard nothing about the tag team game from Tecmo Koei and Comcept (with help from Western dev Spark Unlimited) since its announcement at Tokyo Game Show last year, but Team Ninja's Yosuke Hayashi and Comcept's Keiji Inafune showed at GDC today to break that silence and tease their latest.

We got the first details on the game's background as well as a quick look at gameplay this afternoon at a special press event during GDC 2013. 

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8:00 PM on 03.12.2013

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge demo out now for 360/PS3

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 ports of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge are due out on April 2, but before full release, Team Ninja has put out a demo for this updated take on the action title. The demo itself features gameplay ...

Jordan Devore

10:15 AM on 03.08.2013

There's gore galore in this Razor's Edge trailer

In case you didn't get a chance to play the slightly better Wii U port of the underwhelming Ninja Gaiden 3, you'll have your chance soon on the Xbox 360 and PS3 come April 2nd. This version will basically be the same as the ...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 03.07.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Plus demo coming shortly before release

Dead or Alive 5 Plus for the PlayStation Vita will have a demo avaialble shortly before the official release on March 19. Players will be able to have Cross-Play battles with current players of Dead or Alive 5 on the PlaySta...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus photo
Review: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus
by Chris Carter

After the extremely sour-tasting Ninja Gaiden III that was, in my mind, a disaster in nearly every way possible, it's a bit hard to trust Team Ninja without Tomonobu Itagaki at the helm.

Nonetheless, Team Ninja is still extremely content with profiting off of his former works with the release of Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Sigma 2 -- both in the form of remakes of the originals, and enhanced Vita ports of said remakes.

It's all a bit confusing, but at the end of the day, this maelstrom of porting somehow always manages to translate the pure quality of the originals into whatever version Tecmo Koei sees fit.

Sadly, Sigma 2 Plus is an exception.

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12:30 PM on 02.15.2013

Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer shows off some new features

Any Dead or Alive fans out there? This newest trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Plus shows off some Vita-centric features, like first person fighting, the ability to hold the Vita vertically, and touch features. At the end of the ...

Chris Carter

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