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Ninja Gaiden 2 Confirmed as 360 Exclusive; Lost Odyssey Dated for Japan, Delayed Elsewhere

The true sequel to Team Ninja's Ninja Gaiden reinvention on Xbox will also be an Xbox 360 exclusive, Team Ninja's iconic game designer Tomonobu Itagaki said today in Tokyo. Itagaki took the stage at Microsoft's pre-Tokyo Game Show press briefing to make the announcement, confirming the release of Ninja Gaiden 2 on Microsoft's platform in 2008.

Mistwalker's Hironobu Sakaguchi of Final Fantasy fame and fan-fiction also took the stage at the engagement, giving Lost Odyssey a date of December 6 for Japan, but revealing other territories won't see the game until 2008--a delay from the originally stated winter 2007 release.

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ktchong3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

then I supposed they can call Ninja Gaiden 2 an Xbox 360 "exclusive".

BubblesDAVERAGE3512d ago

guys always talk about ps3 delays now look another 360 delay/Lost Odyssey ...pushed to 08..anoter supposed AAA title for you guys next year because your gonna need it...

NoUseMerc3512d ago

Lost Odyssey isn't the only title to be delayed. Gears of War was delayed quite a few times as well.

radzy3512d ago

first party delay not so much a problem.
the problem is when 3rd party multiplatform games are delayed.
e.g ghost rechon 2 for ps3 was delayed about 6 months.
and also rediculous delays like gt5 (probably released in 2010)

tplarkin73512d ago

With Mass Effect coming out in November, it makes sense to push LO into 2008.

NoUseMerc3512d ago

Ninja Gaiden 2 will not be only on the Xbox 360. I have talked with developers on the title and the game will be coming to the PlayStation 3 as well. Tomonobu Itagaki only confirmed that the game would be on the Xbox 360 in 08. He didnt say it would be exclusive.

leon763512d ago

That will be GREAT!!!!!!!!

NoUseMerc3512d ago

Its being published by Tecmo and Microsoft. Tecmo is publishing the PS3 version

_insane_cobra3512d ago

Sure, coming from a random guy on N4G with a PS3 as his avatar that sounds very plausible...

Vojkan3512d ago

Who needs it in 2009?

kenjix3512d ago

Look how RE4 sold on the gamecube, PS2 and Wii. So if it comes out later that's fine, the game looks like a Sigma expansion anyway.

TheMART3512d ago

Yeah yeah UseNoMerc

ofcourse, you have inside info because you spoke to them and you know more then these official sources. RIGHT?!

Don't make me laughing again dude...

It's 360 exclusive. You ain't getting it, even no remake. NG1 was done by Tecmo compeletely thats why PS3 got it 3 years later. NG2 is in coöperation with MS, published under MGS. Anything coming under that flag never sees another platform unless MS approves it. Like Viva Piniata for the DS

SKullDugger3512d ago

What part of MICROSOFT is the publisher don't you get? it will be on 360 only.

Jinxstar3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

I think you are all confused about what the word publish means.

1. to issue (printed or otherwise reproduced textual or graphic material, computer software, etc.) for sale or distribution to the public.
2. to issue publicly the work of: Random House publishes Faulkner.
3. to announce formally or officially; proclaim; promulgate.
4. to make publicly or generally known.
5. Law. to communicate (a defamatory statement) to some person or persons other than the person defamed.

As per websters.

Publish means They will provide the DVD's, Game boxes, Intruction manuals and such. Also possibly porting some information so it will run i.e. smoother or sound crisper on the 360. As far as I can tell. They basically sell something someone else made... I don't se any proof anywhere of any of this so called exclusive deal.

So as far as I can tell MS will be selling the game. not making it. If MS is on the developement team I can see how it could be exclusive. So not developing and not producing... to me = not exclusive. unless Producing and Publishing somehow go hand in hand. In such a case I can see tecmo saying 'MS gives us a ton of money. We make a deal to keep it timed. Then we sell on PS3..." look imo it doesn't matter I will get it on my 360 if it is exclusive. In the light of trying to be devils advocate. I don't see anywhere in quotations that "This will be an MS exclusive never to be released timed or otherwise on the PS3" as per Itagaki. When I see that I may believe it. Until then I would not hold my breath. If PS3 picks up heavy momentum Christmas time you may see a big shift. Not only for NG but for everyone... Just my honest opinion.

Also I may have gotten the wrong idea about the publishing bit but that is how I understand it. If anyone in the industry has any insite please explain where I went wrong.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3512d ago

You might want to remove some of these comments NoUseMerc because you fell into the tard pool.

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leon763512d ago

NG2 exclusive for xbox - It's a sad new for me... I love NG Sigma... but no bother!!!! it's the only game i want from xbox360!!! the other ones i have them for the pc!!!! and the games that i really want like MGS4, GT5, RE5,Silent hill 5,UT3,GTA4,Pro evo 2008,Burnout paradise,FFXIII, the future God of War 3,Tekken6, Haze, Orange box, etc, they are all in the PS3!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ahahahahahahah ahah!!!!!

Vojkan3512d ago

First NG game was not published by Microsoft, this one is published by Microsoft so there ends any kind of speculation about NGS2

NoUseMerc3512d ago (Edited 3512d ago )

Its being published by Tecmo as well. Kind of like how Oblivion was published by 2k Games for the PC and Xbox 360 versions where as Ubisoft published the PS3 version.

http://oblivion.uk.ubi.com/...

ElementX3512d ago

Merc you write for PSU and that site just isn't reliable.

Wii60_FTW3511d ago

are all u sony dogs this goddamn stupid? LOL. go play lair. LMAO.