Ninja Gaiden 2 News

Team Ninja not missing Itagaki

Studio has "most powerful team in history."

Team Ninja currently boasts "the most powerful team in history" and has improved since the acrimonious departure of Tomonobu Itagaki, studio boss Yosuke Hayashi has claimed.

Tecmo: Ninja Gaiden will return

"That calling is already here."

Team Ninja's new boss has dropped a big hint that Ninja Gaiden will return - and that it will be a multi-platform game when it does.

Tecmo says no thanks to Square Enix

Would rather merge with Koei, actually.

Ninja Gaiden developer Tecmo has rejected the takeover bid made by Square Enix, deciding instead to concentrate efforts on a possible merger with Koei.

Kamiya wants to "exceed" God of War

Starts by getting into a fight with Itagaki.

Devil May Cry creator and Bayonetta designer Hideki Kamiya has said he wants to "make a game that exceeds God of War's sequel".

Ninja Gaiden II sales top 1 million

Ninja Gaiden II sales top 1 million

In less than three months since release.

Microsoft has announced that sales of Ninja Gaiden II have topped the 1 million mark.

The Xbox 360 exclusive was released in June. Since then more than 412,000 copies have been shifted in the US alone, racking up USD 25 million in sales.

But is it any good? Yes, in a sort of 7/10 way, reckons our reviewer. It's "the most balletic, explosive combat game we've seen in years", but don't expect it to be as good as the previous game.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 demo flips onto Live

But not in Germany, Canada, US.

The Ninja Gaiden 2 demo has flipped onto Xbox Live Marketplace and sliced some heads off just in time to be overshadowed by its creator's fiery exit from Tecmo.

Ninja Gaiden's Itagaki quits Tecmo

Reportedly sues and slags off company.

Tomonobu Itagaki has reportedly left Tecmo under a cloud, leaving a hefty lawsuit and a personal attack on company president Yoshimi Yasuda in his wake.

EGTV: Ninja Gaiden 2 trailer

EGTV: Ninja Gaiden 2 trailer

Exclusive footage and shots.

Are you still wondering what Ninja Gaiden 2 looks like? You mustn't be very good at the Internet then, because it seems to be everywhere at the moment. Never mind - watch our new and exclusive Ninja Gaiden 2 trailer on Eurogamer TV instead. And then look at our new and exclusive Ninja Gaiden 2 screenshots.

The trailer is comprised entirely of gameplay footage - nearly four minutes of it, in fact - and begins with lots of extremely gory footage of Ryu slicing people's legs and heads off in a friendly-looking port.

The action then switches to a room circled by a big snaky decoration, although your eyes will quickly give up trying to make that out in favour of the six-armed arachnid horror that Ryu's involved in a battle to slaughter. Which he does of course. Nastily. After that, more outdoor bits follow, and it's all quite violent. Don't spoil your tea.

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Itagaki doesn't feel censored

Backs classification systems.

Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki says that he doesn't feel "censored" by ratings boards, and believes that the difficult work undertaken by organisations like the ESRB and PEGI to classify what people find offensive, or too violent, is very positive for videogames as a whole.