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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Vita photo
Sigma 2 Minus
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 extre... read feature

Dead or Alive 5 Vita photo
Dead or Alive 5 Vita

Dead or Alive 5 Plus trailer shows off some new features


Lots of kicking and punching ensue
Feb 15
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 ... read
Razor's Edge photo
Razor's Edge

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


Dismemberment is back on Xbox 360 and PS3
Feb 06
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... read
Razor's Edge on PS3 / 360 photo
Razor's Edge on PS3 / 360

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


Well, that was fast
Feb 05
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... read
Ninja Gaiden 2 Vita photo
Ninja Gaiden 2 Vita

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus summed up in latest trailer


Videogames can be pretty ridiculous, sometimes
Jan 30
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... read
Dead or Alive 5 photo
Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 gets free island stage, swimsuit DLC


Return to Zack Island
Jan 22
This month, Dead or Alive 5 will be getting a free new island stage called "Zack Island" that I'm trying to type with a straight face, in addition to balance adjustments, updated movie upload functions, and more in update 1.... read
Ninja Gaiden photo
Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus gets a fancy gameplay trailer


I'm still on the fence
Jan 18
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... read
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Dead or Alive 5 Plus cross-platform features detailed


Team Ninja promises no lag between both versions
Jan 17
Dead or Alive 5 is heading to the PlayStation Vita and is set to feature cross-platform play with the PlayStation 3 version of Team NINJA's fighting game. One of the features you can expect is that players will now see notifi... read
Razor's Edge photo
Razor's Edge

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


You finally did it, Australia
Jan 11
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 ... read
Ninja Gaiden Z photo
Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z development consoles detailed


Set for 360 and PS3
Dec 25
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... read
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Take a look at Dead or Alive 5 Plus' first-person mode


It was only a matter of time
Dec 20
Team Ninja has narrowed down the release date for Dead or Alive 5 Plus to March 19, 2013, in addition to providing screenshots taken from the PlayStation Vita title. One of the more interesting features is Touch Play Mode, a ... read
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Dead or Alive 5 Plus headed to Vita this March


And some Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 screenshots
Dec 06
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... read
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Just in time for fall: Dead or Alive 5 swimsuit DLC


Appropriate seasonal wear
Nov 14
It's cold outside, but the cast of Dead or Alive 5 is invincible, so they're wearing swimsuits. At least some of them are furry. The newest Angels and Devils ($2.99 / 240 MSP each) costume packs from Team Ninja put ... read
Ninja Gaiden 3 Wii U photo
Disposable razors
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 thro... read feature

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Jimquisition: Monster Boobs And Plastic Children


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Oct 01
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. read
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Team Ninja: Dead or Alive fans demand bigger breasts


Gaming's sleaziest AAA dev justifies its large wobblers
Sep 27
Team Ninja's Yohei Shimbori has been justifying his studio's love of massive breasts with inhuman wobble physics, claiming that while international distributors want the breasts toned down, fans are demanding even bigger... read
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Remember when Dead or Alive wasn't just a fan-service, minigame-ridden, volleyball-infused, T&A bounce fest? These characters were actual fighters, who regularly beat the crap out of each other in a tournament instead of ... read feature

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I was able to give Ayane a go in upcoming Wii U game Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge tonight at a Tecmo Koei press event in Tokyo. Tecmo Koei said that they were only offering a playable demo at their event as what they had... read feature

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TGS: Ninja Gaiden 3 brings the gore to Wii U in this clip


Sep 19
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the Wii U is shaping up to be the best version of the game with fan-requested tweaks, new ninja skills, free DLC, and other improvements. Here's a glimpse to tide you over until the game releases in the US on November 18. read
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TGS: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 comes to Vita next year


Sep 19
Team Ninja is bringing it tonight! Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus will come to PlayStation Vita next year. That's right, the OFFICIAL best Ninja Gaiden (fact!) will come to Sony's handheld. Here's hoping you can decapitate ninjas ... read
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[Update: We now have the debut trailer, which you can see above. Prepare your mind to be blown.] At tonight's Tecmo Koei event in Shibuya, Keiji Inafune appeared to reveal that the "YAIBA" game we heard about last week ... read feature

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You won't wait long to get Dead or Alive 5 digitally


Sep 19
Dead or Alive 5 will be available as a digital release on PlayStation Network the same day as it hits shelves (September 25), Tecmo Koei revealed at an event tonight in Tokyo. Xbox 360 users will have a couple more days ... read
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TGS: Team Ninja to show new game tomorrow


Sep 18
Team Ninja will officially announce a new game tomorrow night at its annual pre-TGS press event. Last year, we got our first look at Dead or Alive 5 (which we will have a review of soon!). Here's my translation of the Twitter... read
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Team Ninja: Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Wii U is 'hardcore'


Aug 17
Team Ninja's hype train has just left the station, as they are hard at work convincing us that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the Wii U will actually be good this time."We left out some of the things the series was well-kno... read
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New screens and trailer show off DOA5's tag team mode


Jul 19
Man, do I love me some Dead or Alive. And Dead or Alive 5? From what I've played, it seems like it's shaping up to be something truly special. One of my personal favorite modes from DoAs of past has to be the tag team m... read
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At E3 last week, there were a good amount of new fighting games. Conrad and I made our rounds to all the booths that had fighting games to show off, and Steven Hansen eventually joined us as well. Here we made our way to the... read feature

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Ninja Gaiden has always been about brutal difficulty, skillful combat, a ton of limbs flying in all directions, and a variety of increasingly ridiculous monsters to battle. With Team Ninja under new leadership, its flagship s... read feature

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The DTOID Show: Tap A to watch our Ninja Gaiden 3 review


Mar 20
Hey gang -- We've been busy lately over at the Revision3 studios. By some bizarre fluke magical turn of events, we got a handful of review copies for Ninja Gaiden 3. I haven't played much in the way of Ninja Gaiden aside from... read
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Dead or Alive 5 trailer full of jiggle physics


Mar 15
It would appear that Dead or Alive 5 is coming along nicely. I mean, Team Ninja did get the most important feature of any DoA game in there already. You know, the jiggle physics. Ayane and Hitomi are here to show off the ful... read
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Murder is a burden in Ninja Gaiden 3's launch trailer


Mar 13
Oh hey, Ninja Gaiden 3 is releasing soon. Why not look at this guilt-ridden trailer to celebrate?  The launch trailer sets the tone for Team Ninja's slash 'em up sequel, and let's just say it's not the feelgood game of ... read
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You've probably played this game. Any well-versed gamer should have played Ninja Gaiden in some form at least once before. It was a big deal on the original Xbox as it marked the return of the classic Ninja Gaiden. Later we s... read feature

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Team Ninja says Wii U keeps changing, is 'very easy'


Jan 31
Team Ninja says that the Wii U is very easy to develop for. In an interview with Nintendo Gamer magazine, Fumihiko Yasuda and Yosuke Hayashi said, "We're finding it very similar to develop for Wii U as for Xbox 360 and PS3." ... read






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