Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Confirmed for PS3

In the latest issues of a Japanese gaming magazine, an article about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 appeared, confirming the game for PS3.


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Some translations of the text:
- It will be an upgraded version of Ninja Gaiden 2 (not a direct port)
- Set to release in autumn 2009
- The magazine will be reporting new elements in coming issues
- Producer and director: Yosuke Hayashi (From Sigma)
- Development: Team Ninja

New features in the PS3 version:
- New weapon - spiked hammer "Genma"
- New giant boss battles not in the 360 version
- New playable character - female ninja Ayane

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N4PS3G3082d ago

so this is the upcoming announcement .. most people got it right

- Ghost of Sparta -3082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

Not surprised to see this. Ninja Gaiden Sigma sold very well on the PS3.

By "Sigma 2", they do mean Ninja Gaiden 2 right?

Ninja-Sama3082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

This was the only game I was envious of 360 owners having exclusively. Now I get the new and improved version! :D

@ GoS - I would assume so? Doubt they're going to make a new NG, I'm guessing NG2 with graphical improvements with camera and bug fixes but I could be wrong.

NDN_Shadow3082d ago

It won't be a port. Microsoft has the publishing rights to Ninja Gaiden 2, unlike the first Ninja Gaiden, and they sure as hell won't want to publish it on a competitor's console.

That said, Tecmo owns the IP, and I expect that Sigma 2 will be a new game that includes all of the new features in Ninja Gaiden 2 (Like the Scythe weapon, finishers, over-the-top gore, etc.) without the same story line/level layout of NG2. That and Sigma 2 might be an improvement if Tecmo decides to fix some of the issues of NG2.

eagle213082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

Ninja Gaiden Sigma ran buttery smooth 60fps on PlayStation 3. PS3 shows how Ninja Gaiden should be done. :)

TECMO ftw.

edit: hitting disagree means you want an apology from MS.

- Ghost of Sparta -3082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

Ah you're right I totally forgot that Microsoft published Ninja Gaiden 2. Well, if it's not Ninja Gaiden 2 then WTF is it?

Microsoft Xbox 3603082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

AHAHAHA sucks to be a 360 owner. Nothing really exclusive to their system anymore. LOLOLOL.

I'm willing to bet all the 360 fanboys shedding in tears right about now.

cLiCK_sLiCK93082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

Can someone confirm NGS2 a PS3 EXCLUSIVE? Or is it multiplatform?

EDIT: If you read carefully on the HIGH quality scan, it mentions Xbox 360. Hmmm... interesting. Could it be that it really is Ninja Gaiden 2? But then again, you guys are claiming that Microsoft owns the rights to Ninja Gaiden 2. So im a bit skeptical about that.
Can someone translate?

Chris Hansen3082d ago

Was reading the Japanese forums and found a better quality scan:

barom3082d ago

lmao I no longer have a game I truly want on the 360. Maybe Fable 2 but it's more like "it looks really interesting". I would probably like it though but since I've never touched the series I have no real attachement to it. Ninja Gaiden on the other hand is one of my favorite action games (actually it's only behind God Of War) and it has by far the most FLUID combat gameplay of all the action games (which was really the only thing it was truly great at). Okay not by far, DMC3 actually was really smooth as well.

Of course this is just my personal taste.

Bnet3433082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

Nice ...

Ninja-Sama3082d ago

you'll see an image from one of the NG2 trailers. Hmm, I know it's published by MS but that's pretty weird.

Why o why3082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

you truly are a stella type of guy. I know u have a both consoles but you've stated classy and n4g is truly lacking in class. +1 Personally Im not as giving as you though;) I believe exclusives should stay exclusive. Its almost like we just need one 'grey' console now. Exclusives build and strengthen identity. Soon there will be no real need for both and that might hurt one more than the other (all in reference to the hd consoles)

Edit @kigmal I now look crazy because you changed your comment:(

eagle213082d ago

The only question is NEW game or enhanced NG2? :)

RememberThe3573082d ago

It may be that MS has the rights to publish the game on their system. But the fact that TEMCO owns the IP means that they has full control over it.

It's like Mass Effect. If EA wanted to publish the game on the PS3 they could. Because they own the IP, they can do what they want with it.

Sarcasm3082d ago

NG2 was fun, but it felt easier than NG1 and the story was just as lame as ever.

PS3 fans, don't be afraid to try this out but don't expect it to win any awards for story development lol

But if they get this game to run 720p again on the PS3 with extra features, I might have to give this another go.

And unless someone can clarify for us by reading in Japanese, it's safe to assume that THIS IS NOT a PS3 exclusive. It could re-release on Xbox360 to try and spark the game sales again.

Montreafart3082d ago (Edited 3082d ago )

When MiniMii said last year to expect Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2…the fanboys laughed and rated him down.

MiniMii is always correct in the end.

Saw this coming miles away too.

Technically, this is not Ninja Gaiden 2. Because the Gaiden series are bound by contract to the 360. However, Sigma is an upgraded Gaiden using built-from-the-scratch engine for the PS3 with added content. So Sigma is basically a new game. That’s how they went around the contract and that’s how they are going to go around it again this time around.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 = Ninja Gaiden 2 + added content + expansion on revamped PS3 engine.

So this is not just a PORT. As is evidenced by Sigma 1, which looks tons better than gaiden 1 and black.

Danja3082d ago

Sweet I really enjoyed the 1st NG:Sigma I hope they fix the crappy camera this time and NG2 was my fave 360 game of last year so if this game is ne thing like it....then im def in.

wow another game to add to the list , im gonna be broke come this fall.. XD

Sarcasm3082d ago

"Producer and director: Yosuke Hayashi (From Sigma)"

Just read that part, yeah this is probably PS3-only.

Yosuke Hayashi > Itagaki

eagle213082d ago

an enhanced NG2 (not a direct port)....

new boss battles, etc. Coming fall 2009.

now to the disagrees from my first post, that apology might come from MS soon. :)

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Montreafart3082d ago

I do think the fanboys are correct and we need to wait till E3. However, unlike the fanboys, I think E3 is going to be MASSIVE destruction …for the 360.
Ninja Gaiden today, Mass effect tomorrow.

360 game after 360 game is coming to the PS3. But PS3 Triple A exclusive stay PS3 exclusive.

The days of 3rd party multi platform are long gone. Props to Sony for seeing this coming.
Fanboys think E3 will “save” them. On the contrary. Developers have now witnessed the power of the Playstation brand. With a higher price tag and still closing in on the 360. Developers are switching to Playstation if they weren’t already.
Looking forward to play Kratos and Nathan later this year as well.

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GiantEnemyFlop3082d ago

hahahhaaaa the ship is sinking 360 fanboys

it's game over for you , DOA next mark my word

Narutone663081d ago

was comparing the Xbox 360 version from last year with this version for the PS3. The graphics for the PS3 is better based on the screen shots according to the scan.

Rampant3081d ago

I don't think you guys would like a list of former Sony exclusives coming to 360.

SL1M DADDY3081d ago

It will be made by Yosuke Hayashi and not that silly rock star Itagaki. As far as I am concerned, he is past his prime.

Jamegohanssj53081d ago (Edited 3081d ago )

You guys don't want a list of the 360 exclusives that are coming to PS3. Also you don't want me to list 360's line up for 2009.

Don't talk bad about Itagaki. I really like him, but has anyone ever found it funny that he has never took shots at Hideo Kojima as he has other developers? I guess he doesn't want his face to get burned again.


rockleex3081d ago

I thought the PS3 was LOSING exclusives to the 360... not the other way around! O_O

Darn all those misleading articles!

callahan093081d ago (Edited 3081d ago )

To the guy who asked about the presence of the words XBOX 360 in the article, the sentence in question starts "Last Year, Xbox 360... Ninja Gaiden 2..." and so on, so they're just referencing the fact that Ninja Gaiden 2 was on the 360 last year.

Lifendz3081d ago

Hopefully it's more like Sigma than Ninja Gaiden 2. Loved Sigma. Hope this game is true.

Aquanox3081d ago (Edited 3081d ago )

Fanboys are funny.

Wasn't NG2 the game that suppossedly sucked? And now you're partying all over this announcement. (Obviously it will be a NG2 port with more content)

This was bound to happen anyway, Itagaki and friends left TECMO leaving the company in uncertainty. The easiest way to get money without much effort is making Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the PS3. I wouldn't be surprised if it looked better on PS3 since NG2 was quite a dissapointment from a visual standpoint considering how incredible NG1 was.

The team is great for making ports but to make a whole new game... that's another story.

kevnb3081d ago

now i have no reason to get a 360 again.

Montreafart3081d ago

What we are celebrating about, is not the fact we are being blessed by its presence.

We are celebrating the fact the 360 is losing, yet again, one of its last parade horses.

And the fact that we are getting the superior version.

The 360 ship is sinking fast. And with each compartment being filled with water, champagne bottles are being popped.