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1UP Previews: Ninja Gaiden 2 (X-BOX 360)

As Microsoft is set to announce at a pre-Tokyo Game Show press event shortly, Ninja Gaiden 2 is real, heading to Xbox 360, and -- in an unusual twist -- being published by Microsoft itself, rather than Tecmo. While still under development by Tecmo's Team Ninja, the publisher shift puts it next to games like Halo 3 and Mass Effect as part of Microsoft's first-party lineup.
Apart from potential adjustments in how the game's marketing plays out, it doesn't seem this change will have much impact on the game. Anyone worried that Microsoft would want to censor the series needs to do little more than look at the first screenshots released for the game to relax -- blood flows, splashes, and flies more than in pretty much any other game to date. In fact, at first glace, we'd forgive you for thinking the big new thing in Ninja Gaiden 2 is blood (or rather, the amount of it).

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DrPirate3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

Wow, who would have thought? Published by Microsoft Game Studios, guess this one's exclusive.

Edit: In response to the 3 PM's. No, I haven't switched sides, I'm still a PS3 fan, but I think good news for gamers is good news for gamers. If you have a 360, enjoy this game. That's all I have to say. Peace out.

sticky doja3519d ago

Thanks for the news Pirate, I didn't see the exclusivity commin, honestly thought it would be a timed release.

bumnut3519d ago (Edited 3519d ago )

your sensible unbiased comment has restored my faith in this site

tplarkin73518d ago

MS obviously has a great relationship with Tecmo. (or at least Team Ninja)

Captain Tuttle3518d ago

I'm just amazed that people PM'd you about "switching sides". Pretty sad.

UJUSTLOSTONE3518d ago

This is clearly a good thing for Microsoft gamers.

When you get the chance, everyone, should check out the teaser trailer. It looks great. If only the whole game could look like this. Who knows, its still early so maybe they can pull it off.

Another Killer app in the Microsoft camps belt.

VirusE3518d ago

UJUSTLOSTONE and Dr pirate I wish more people on this site would conduct themselves in the unbiased manner you guys do.

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sonarus3519d ago

microsoft publishing didnt see that coming. game looks crazy gorgeous. Hopefully microsoft publishing won't bring any negative changes to the series. A must buy for me :)

Crazy Larry3518d ago

It's funny how many PS3 fans thought this game looked "awesome" a couple of days ago...now those same guys think it sucks...I wonder why?

ShiftyLookingCow3519d ago

didnt see this one coming either. Those screens look sweet.

Boink3519d ago

I'd say that pretty much confirms exclusivity.