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Review: The Messenger

Sabotage Studio's The Messenger is a visually striking game that at a quick glance you might shrug off as yet another quick grab at our nostalgia. While my nostalgia heartstrings were tugged at significantly during my playthrough, it's...

 
 
 
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Preview: The Messenger

The Messenger is the game I walked away from PAX East this year swooning over. The NES-style platformer takes clear inspiration from Ninja Gaiden. Thierry Boulanger, the lead programmer and designer, has been upfront about that from th...

 
 
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The Messenger is the Ninja Gaiden successor we deserve

At PAX East this year I got the chance to sit down with the developers of The Messenger, Sabotage Studio's new game that follows a young ninja on a simple mission: deliver a mysterious scroll with the hopes of saving his clan from some...

 
 
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OG Xbox backward compatibility is coming to Xbox One tomorrow

The Xbox One might not have many exclusives to its name, but the biggest feature it has over the competition is backward compatibility. Starting tomorrow, that service won't be limited to just the Xbox 360 as Microsoft is bringing original ...

 
 
 
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Oh look, Musou Stars is a thing that will exist

At the Tokyo Game Show, Koei Tecmo has announced that Omega Force is currently working on a new Musou game titled Musou Stars. The game will feature characters from various Koei-published franchises, such as Sophie from ...

 
 
 
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Spark Unlimited's ironically lost its spark and shut down

Developer of Legendary, Lost Planet 3, and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Spark Unlimited has closed up shop and laid off all of its staff after 13 years of game development. As reported by Polygon, the company’s assets were found up for sale ...

 
 
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Very Quick Tips: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z doesn't really offer up a deep combat system, but depending on what enemies you're fighting, it can get pretty intense -- especially on higher difficulty levels. Here are a few quick tips to help you on your quest to d...

 
 
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Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

I really didn't know what to expect from Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. On one hand, it has the Ninja Gaiden name (which, admittedly, doesn't have much sway these days) and Keiji Inafune attached. But on the other, you have Spark Unl...

 
 
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You'll fight mutant infants in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

I'm pretty tired of looking at Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. The seemingly endless parade of trailers and screenshots trying to be more extreme than the last batch is wearing on me. The longer it goes on, the more I have to wonder if there w...

 
 
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Zombies make out in this Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z video

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks disgusting; over-the-top; insane; and unabashedly offensive, yet I still can't wait to give it a go. The latest trailer above sheds some light on a few of the game's more interesting costumes, and let's just say...

 
 
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z digital comic out now, game delayed

The tag team effort between Team Ninja and Dark Horse Comics, the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z digital comic series, has launched this week. The comic is now free for download at the Dark Horse Digital store now, as well as through their iTunes an...

 
 
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Not feeling Yaiba? Team Ninja developing new Ninja Gaiden

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z isn't even out yet, but Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi let it slip, in a talk with Keiji Inafune, translated by Siliconera, that the company will come out with a new, more traditional and fan-friendly entry in the ser...

 
 
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Mighty No. 9 skin to appear in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

If you absolutely, positively cannot wait to play Mighty No. 9, Keiji Inafune and crew seem to be providing an opportunity to at least control a character model of him, assuming you don't mind doing it in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. A skin based...

 
 
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z has a retro-style gameplay mode

Tecmo Koei has released some details about a mode found in the upcoming Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z which presents cutscenes with chunky sprites and plays in a 2D scrolling mode, an homage to the original NES and arcade games from the franc...

 
 
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Weekend Wallpapers: New and Improved Ninja Gaiden Z style

I'm not even sure when the last time we had such a lovely gathering of eye-exploding 2560x1600 renderings to decorate your desktops with, but here you go anyways. Ten new backgrounds that include: The Joker, World of Planes and Tanks, ...

 
 
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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 ... you'd better just...

 
 
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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is coming to Steam

I'm happy to share that Tecmo Koei has announced that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Yosuke Hayashi and comcept’s Keiji Inafune's tag team project, will see a PC release, coming by way of Steam. It will launch on the same day as the...

 
 
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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. Two weeks ago, Sc...

 
 
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for yo...

 
 
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I met Keiji Inafune! We discussed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z!

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 a...

 
 
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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 the way of Japane...

 
 
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Xbone'd, Solid Sutherland, & Ninja Gaiden Balls Z

Hey hey! It's Friday. Woo. So, today's Destructoid Show, in a nutshell: The Last Of Us is a good game, Kiefer Sutherland has replaced (?) David Hayter as Snake in Metal Gear Solid V, Respawn Entertainment's top secret next game is Titanfal...

 
 




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