As Gamersyde promised, here is the video of Ninja Gaiden 2 from Microsoft Press Conference. Many thanks to DjMizuhara for the capture and upload.
Shame there is no sound. Oooh a quick select for weapons that's what this game needed. Also I like how he shakes the blood off his weapons before he puts them away. If the European version of this game gets censored like sigma did I'm going to be so annoyed.
Monkey, you beat me to it. I was gonna say the UK version will be cut to shreds just like Ryus enemies. I thought the blood cleaning motion was very cool too and finally the quick weapon select looks like a cool feature but will they implement it so weapons can be changed mid combo like DMC3 did. Nothing really stands out in this demo from what's already gone before (apart from the amount of gore!) but the gameplay still looks very smooth and possibly slightly faster than Sigma.
Haha sorry Keowrath. I doubt there will be mid-combo weapons changes though, with the amount weapons it would be hard to do. I could be wrong.
The enemies act much smarter than in any other similar game. They actually pose a real challenge. They move around, use different weapons and tactics and don't just stand in line behind their friends waiting to get butchered a la Heavenly Sword, DMC and God of war. Ninja Gaiden 2 is hardcore.
@ Jenzo. You mean much like the first game? Read below dude, I said I have beaten Sigma on Master Ninja. I have said that NG2 will quite possibly be the game I get my 360 for because I love the Ninja Gaiden games. I know that the AI is top notch! LOL, I'm not a NG Noob =p
I had sound, I clicked on the comments first then I watched the video after I had already watched it and it had sound, but it did not the first time I watched it.
Looks fun and good, but for a third / fourth gen game on the super xbox360, you'd think the graphics would be better than the PS3's "remake port" created by one of Itagaki's underlings with limited resources and experience as Itagaki has. Is this all the 360 can do? Has it reached it's peak already? I wouldn't want this game to come to the PS3 because it would be ported. And even if the port came out identical to the 360, it wouldn't be as good as the exclusive games (graphically) that are coming out for the PS3, such as Motorstorm, MGS4, Grand Turismo 5, Ratchet & Clank, and Finaal Fantasy. For example, instead of showing five huge sized bricks on the ground in the 360, the PS3 would show 20,000 small bricks on the ground instead. Deception graphics...I have eight games and nine bluray movies for the PS3. If I were to stop buying games completely at this point, I'd still be happy just playing them over and over again, especially Ninja Gaiden Sigma and GRAW2. Overall, the 360 will NEVER be able to produce a game like Motorstorm (a first gen game on a brand new system), but let the developers of motorstorm or Insomniac port a game like Gears of War, and they'll run circles around that port easily... Why would I buy a 360 if all the games I want on it are availble on my PC and PS3 ports / multiplatforms? But why get a 360 if I don't like Gears of drug addicts, Bioshock, or Halo? They're available on PC's, which everyone has, and I won't ever buy them on my PC. But once I'm done playing with my PS3 (A.K.A xbox360, PS2, PS3, PS1, PSN), I can always watch the upcoming Spiderman 3 movie, Harry Potters 1-5,6, Chronicles of Narnia, and so on. All on Bluray. Maybe even surf the net with free internet and video chat. All free, which saves phone bills on long distance calls, too. Maybe listen to some music. But the point is that the picture quality on the HD Movie is better on the PS3 than the xbox360. And as a reminder, DVD has never been full lenght hi-definition ever. Just because you talk about 720p / 1080p from your XBOX360 doesn't mean it does hi-def. Since when is DVD hi-def??? Why do you need HD-DVD and Bluray then? Fools.
While I do agree that the visuals didn't look much improved over the PS3 port of NGS, it looked very smooth, the video was at fairly low resolution, and the game has at least 3-4 months left for developement. Judging by how many levels they have, and the very minimal amount of glitches I noticed in the demo, I'm guessing they have been more focused on the technical gameplay aspects than the polishing of graphics up to this point. I expect the final built to be even prettier.
in responce to people who crtice NINGA GAIDEN 2 graphic.NGS is PORT ,,porrrrrrrrrt .everything was thre in the table all they had to do is add 3 more leveles and work in the graphic.IT IS PORT but it is port to PS3 not PS2.PS3 is supposly far more supporier to xbox 360 in each aspect according to sonyfangirl and defence-whores. 2 systems with the same power have to smilar game *xbox360 with NG2 :sequal and they have to start from the ground with everything achived amazing fighting system with graphic better than NJS there is more going in the screen, better A.I and more effect. *PS3(cell power+BR power+ken katugari power) with a port.everything is there they have only to add 3 more chapters + rewrite the code+same amount of memory+less going in screen+CELL handle part of the graphic+less effect and yet still got infrior graphic in the end of the day:gameplay>>>>&a mp;a mp;g t;>graphic e.g LAIR/HS(did not go to far) Another example HALO2(gameplay) vs KILLZONE(graphic) which one got better reviews and recpetion from gamers ? splling mistakes D: go ahead and correct me, i do not careee
Graphics don't look great yet...they will def improve. But wow at the decapitations and blood. Here's to a censored version for the EU :(
why you gotta say graphics don't look good yet? so insecure. edit for the guy below. It's on the "most powerful system" according to itagaki himself. It looks better than sigma already(it really does) and it's still in, to quote sony fanboys, "Pre-pre-alpha". I wouldn't doubt it to look better as time goes on, for example shadows aren't even in the game yet.
Agreed the graphics isn't great right now..Ninja Gaiden Sigma looks way better..The only difference in NG2 is that there is more blood,gore and you are able to slice up the enemies..its a shame i wanted them to bring the game to the ps3 and usse it power.
I'd hardly say the graphics in Sigma look way better. They look no different! The thing is though the game is still a ways off and just judging from the more detailed lifebar decoration I'd imagine Team Ninja will polish the game engine to look better than the PS3 in it's final release just to prove a point. That being said Sigma is an incredibly good looking game so if this get's released and there isn't a substantial difference it's not really a big deal! EDIT @ whoever disagreed, can you at least let us know what you were disagreeing with? I swear there are people on this site who will disagree when I say what I had for dinner! LOL EDIT 2 @ Jenzo (I'm outta bubbles) That has got to be the funniest comparison yet! We get an HD picture of NG2 then a screenshot that looks like it's been taken on a phone camera and another of perhaps the dullest scenery ever. Seriously! It doesn't look that much better (YET!!!!)just Gorier. But it has a long way before it get's released. EDIT 3 @ Jenzo (Dammit I need more bubbles! LOL) Bubbles for you mate for your response.
I said it because we were given a video of Ninja Gaiden 2 which showed graphics that don't look that impressive yet. Certainly not pushing the hardware like NG1 did on the Xbox (though that was at the end of it's lifetime) - and I said YET; Because if anyone can do it - Team Ninja can. You're insecure for finding it "offensive".
At a second look, I agree with you. The pics don't do the games justice. It would be nice to see a video comparison though.
I bubbled you too, Keowrath.
it looks really cool but censored? Dont think so.
Sigma got censored and that only had decapitations.
POP:TTT got censored - so there were decapitation animations, without any heads falling off :(
Prince of Persia? Really? wow never knew that! haha that sucks. I was once told it's because Germany have some problems with extreme violence. I dont know how true that is though. Im sure there's more to it than that.
The land of Hitler and WWI has a problem with violence I wonder why.
Remember when the americans invaded what was to be the USA and ethnically cleansed out most of the indians? Remember when they had postcards that portrayed the lynching of black people? Remember when they went crazy and let anyone with a drivers license buy guns? Remember how they started wars for no reason, killing innocents to get control over natural resources that aren't theirs in the first place? Remember how their government tricked the americans into believing that everyone is a potential terr'ist. Scaring them into submission to make them obey the government. Sure, what the germans did in the 40's was truly disgusting, but at least they learned something from their mistakes. When will the americans learn that you can't fight terrorism through shooting at it?
Wow Jenzo absolutely loving the post dude.
Hey, Jenzo, if your gonna play the nationality card, might I remind you that it was European disease that wiped out most of the Native Americans. Lynching postcards? Well, obviously Americans still send those all the time, end/sarchasim. Don't learn from their mistakes do they? As for guns... well, I agree to an extent. I'm not a gun person, but really if humans want to kill another for some crazy/awful reason, they'll find a way to do it guns or not. And fighting terrorism? Well, how do you fight terrorism, since you so thoroughly research your information? I'd say with Jack Bauer, but that's just me...;) Anyway, I digress. The vid looked pretty sweet, but am I the only one that thinks the violence is going just a little, tiny-bit too far?
I hope you don't me copying and saving that. Wow, there were/are some sick things that has happened over here that have spread abroad (iraq) f*ck Afganistan.
Triple-A, right? Of course...he's baaaack...
Okay the first 2 mins were taken up by a trailer and a long stage select screen so that leaves it at 7 minutes until the first boss battle. This game is going to be great.
I could only watch three minutes until I crapped my pants with joy. I'm still in them, in case anybody wanted to know.
amazing game!!! must buy, i want to play this one day in my PS3 sistem
Yes lets hope your "sistem" plays it, a shining example of a PS3 owner. Have fun on your "sistem"
FACK this game's fights look great!!! Check the finishing moves. 360 got a real good contender in the same genre as God of War on the PS systems here! And Sony fans, keep dreaming, 360 exclusive! MS has made some nice deals that turn out to be the winning ones. First Bioshock AAA, now this... They're doing things pretty much right
this looked really not very good... spoiled all image.
man, read the comments. this is pre-pre alpha. the game is a year out still. its not done. did you notice there were no shadows yet? perhaps that should tell you they aren't dont yet? Back to Sony Defense Force forums w/ you son.
i don`t care is it pre-alpha or not, without selshadowing, THIS demo, just don`t impress me much, while with shadows it could. i am not blind, and i say what i see, without shadows, visuals sux pretty much.
looks like NGS. i hope they improve the graphics and the animations. seems a bit "old school" if you see character movement like in Heavenly Sword. but we'll see.
A lot of people seem hyped about this game, maybe it will sell pretty damn great this time on XBOX 360. People seem to forget that the original Ninja Gaiden on XBOX didn't even sell all that well.
True, i am a big NG fan but i never actually bought the xbox just to get the game.. i wonder if Microsoft paid them for time exclusive ??
microsoft didn't pay for it. itagaki is just very fond of the 360. He even helped develop some of the texture programs on the original Xbox. He also had nothing at all to do with sigma.
I think sales weren't great due to it's difficulty. I actually bought my original Xbox for the first one and this will probably be the game that sways me to get a 360 (I have no illusions that the PS3 will see this or a spin off any time in the near future) I recently played through Master Ninja on Sigma and apart from my level of swearing going through the roof I actually really enjoyed beating it. Heh, not sure I'll play that difficulty again on the PS3 version but it felt like an achievemnet! LOL If anything this may sell worse than the first because people now know what to expect from a Ninja Gaiden game but hey, it's always been a game that was amazing but with a high difficulty curve that is usually too much for the "casual" gamer. I don't care. I still want it!
the original xbox version sold better than sigma. it sold over 800k units
Don't forget that Sigma was only released this year so it can still surpass the old Xbox version.
lol that'd crack me up if Itagaki's understudys version sold more than the man himself! It'd be somewhat Ironic that the game sold better to the audience on the "other" system.
Publishers usually PAY for the game cost, developers usually make the game. If Ninja Guiden makes a lot of money, Microsoft takes a percentage of it for themselves to cover their investment and make a profit too.
What difference would it have made? Ninja Gaiden IS Itagaki's game. Not his understudy's.
NG2 not even finished for fock sake. Fully Jude the game when finished not an pre alpha build is that to hard for fanboys?. I think people need a brain to relise that.
But change at least something new from the game, besides this. I feel like they are the same enemies, the same moves, same animations, everything is the same to ninja gaiden 1 besides the enviroment. And another problem I have with the game is that the characters aren't casting shadwos. The animations need to be fixed, the textures need to be fixed, or this will be a huge disappointment. I was hyping this because ign stated this was the "greatest action game of all time" but, it hardly is.
Looks like Sigma with blood but sure plays good action wise..
???? MY copy of Sigma has blood and decapitations
looks really good and its sitll a year away. so you know its gonna look even better
but nothing unbelievable like itagaki said.it's just more of the same action with blood.i could get more blood in bloodrayne 2 for xbox 1.but it doesn't look like it will suck. what itagaki should do though is get the old writers to script the game. ryu was more of an agent on the outside working for foster(who had other agendas) and saving irene.kicking jaquio and ashtar's butts.but now the story just doesn't come up to the same level.the old cinemas gave you that wide screen movie experience before there were any.now.it just doesn't seem the same. not bad.but the way itagaki was hyping it,i expected the CG to be real time.well.......not really. .....................mag lev super train......................
After seeing the vid I want God of War 3 to arrive more than ever. I would like to see this vid in HD.
Befor this game was announced they were hyping it and saying that itagaki works only with the most powerfull console. And now,when the game has been announced and itagaki said that the XBOX360 is the most powerfull console suddenly NG2 is sigma. These are the fisrt pictures.still a year a way. Get a life
Bubble for you.
LOL now you know how I feel when those MS4 rumors come up :/ Differce is I don't see a MS3 remake coming for 360.
yea this game looks f*cking sweet
graphics don't look great yet? LOL sony [email protected] MUST really be jealous, because that the thing they say EVERY time when a kickass exclusive comes to the 360. Sry b!tches but they look even better than figma.
And the opposite happens every time a good looking game comes out on PS3 it's something you got to learn to live with here on N4G.
I agree. Same thing happens on the PS3 spectrum as well. I for one enjoy all games and am getting tired of all this crap.
Sorry I think it's the same engine as sigma. Also we might get a NGS2 with added content and levels... crosses fingers*
NINJA GAIDEN SIGMA on the PS3 sold 500,000 copies,if SIGMA was on the 360 it would have sold millions.The 360 fans have been waiting on a Good Hack and Slash and NINJA GAIDEN 2 is the Game.Ninja gaiden 2 will Sale millions on the 360 because 360 fans Buy games.To the PS3 fans,if you Guys buy games the way 360 fans buy games,maybe you will feel better about owning a PS3 instead of Dissing NINJA GAIDEN 2 a game that is not COMPLETED.
this game looks totally cold and sterile compared to God of War .. and that's a ps2 game. watched the demo again ... not impressed, sorry.
Already looks better than Sigma the lighting is already more advanced this game's a year away I'v checked out many sites and they're all full of PS3 fanboys angry and rabid about NG "an Xbox franchise" being only on the 360. Dam some of these people make this site seem friendly by comparison, people telling MS to fuc off etc etc etc ..... SIGMA HAS XBOX 1 LIGHTING HALF OF THE VISUALS ARE NOT EVEN ADDED TO THE NG2 DEMO.
Franchise? There's only been one NG on xbox and I'm playing it now on Ps3...I'm just saying
Too Human, Kingdon Under Fire COD & Elveon will probably be good in their own right.
theMart thinks that Microsoft has the rights to this game when they really dont so I know maybe in the future this game will be on the PS3 as well anyway so what are you excited about?.
Ah nice I was waiting for someone to say this... Great you took the bait. MGS4 is made by Konami, FFXIII is made by Square Enix So both will come to the 360
Just because they can bring it to the 360 doesn't mean they will just like how they can bring NG2 to the PS3 doesn't mean its going to happen. KONAMI already said they won't bring MGS4 is exclusively on the PS3 so the 360 isn't getting it so thats out of the picture, SONY owns 15% of SQUIRE ENIX so they have a say whither they will be able to release FFXIII on the 360.
Can't wait for Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on the PS3. =P (Just messing around, Dun xecute me plzktnx.)
I agree with most here who say the graphics aren't quite up to par. I can easily shake that off however because the game is so far away from being released. As far as I'm concerned, this video, vs. the other's I've seen of DMC4 (even tho it looks better) has solidified my decision. I'm going to have NG2. The decapitations, blood, AI, n' little things like how he shakes the blood off his weapons before re-sheathing them mean a lot.