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2:30 PM on 11.14.2012

Just in time for fall: Dead or Alive 5 swimsuit DLC

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 ...

Dale North







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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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

11:00 AM on 09.27.2012

Team Ninja: Dead or Alive fans demand bigger breasts

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...

Jim Sterling



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

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 lazing on a beach in a strange pseudo dating sim. When are they going to go back to the series' roots? When will Dead or Alive be a fighting game again?

Oh, wait. How about now?

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Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge: Getting bloody with Ayane photo
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge: Getting bloody with Ayane
by Dale North

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 to show was too bloody and violent for the Tokyo Game Show floor. After playing the demo, I can easily believe that.

Ayane, the kunoichi, is is a new playable character in this Wii U version, and a bit of a change of pace from series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa. Team Ninja's Fumihiko Yasada, game director, said that the image of this beautiful girl fighting and getting bloody "symbolizes the experience and challenge you will feel in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge."

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7:30 AM on 09.19.2012

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

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.

Allistair Pinsof

6:45 AM on 09.19.2012

TGS: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 comes to Vita next year

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 ...

Allistair Pinsof



Keiji Inafune reveals Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z photo
Keiji Inafune reveals Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z
by Conrad Zimmerman

[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 is, in actuality, Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z. Holy. Crap.

Inafune called the project, "a dream come true" and something he has wanted to do since leaving Capcom. The title is currently slated for release on consoles and Tecmo is partnering up with western development studio Spark to make the game. 

So, what's the "Yaiba" refer to? Inafune explained that this new protagonist is out to kill Ryu Hayabusa. I'm sure that won't be difficult at all.

I haven't been a big fan of Ninja Gaiden since the transition to 3D. But with Inafune at the wheel -- and with the combination of robots, zombies and ninja -- I'm suddenly very interested. We'll be keeping our eyes very peeled.

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6:10 AM on 09.19.2012

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

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 09.18.2012

TGS: Team Ninja to show new game tomorrow

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...

Allistair Pinsof

10:30 AM on 08.17.2012

Team Ninja: Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Wii U is 'hardcore'

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...

Chris Carter





6:30 PM on 07.19.2012

New screens and trailer show off DOA5's tag team mode

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...

Brett Zeidler



Dead or Alive 5 has those jiggle physics you love, more photo
Dead or Alive 5 has those jiggle physics you love, more
by Brett Zeidler

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 Tecmo booth to go hands-on with Dead or Alive 5.

As you'll see, Steven discussed the finer points of the game with me. The important stuff, if you will. You know, like how you can see veins popping out where they matter, insane jiggle physics, the sexy lingerie, and the new see-through clothes technology. Okay, we actually talked more about the fine-tuned mechanics and new interactivity with the stages, but I had to get you to watch somehow, right?

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Review: Ninja Gaiden 3  photo
Review: Ninja Gaiden 3
by Jim Sterling

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 series has undergone a makeover, and the changes may prove controversial to fans.

Dismemberment has been replaced with a more realistic "steel on bone" feeling, where enemies are slashed rather than physically mutilated. Ryu Hayabusa's world, while still relatively outlandish, has become more grounded, with a darker story that wishes to reveal a deeper side to the masked ninja. As for the combat ... well ...

It's different. I'll give it that.

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10:30 AM on 03.20.2012

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

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...

Max Scoville