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Dead or Alive 5 has 'no plans' to sell DLC characters

By Steve Watts, Jun 20, 2012 11:30am PDT

Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi says that the developer has no plans to sell DLC characters in Dead or Alive 5, claiming it makes the game unfair and unbalanced.

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"Well, that's two bigwigs saying this (the other being the Tekken creator). Capcom needs to ..."

- Rehevkor see all 4 comments

Dead or Alive 5 bouncing out in September

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Team Ninja's breast simulator-cum-fighting game Dead or Alive 5 will lollop onto Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 25, publisher Tecmo Koei confirmed today at E3. Come watch the E3 trailer and gawp at its new screenshots.

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"I think we need a competition before we can make any crazy claims like that."

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Ninja Gaiden 3 demo cuts in

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 25, 2012 7:30am PDT

Do you enjoy stabbing men? If so (and who doesn't?), you may have been put off by the lukewarm response to Ninja Gaiden 3, but you can now give it a go yourself, as a demo was released yesterday for Team Ninja's stab 'em up.

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"Easy button masher and Ninja Gaiden should never be used in the same sentence or anywhere close ..."

- classicfork see all 12 comments

New Ninja Gaiden 3 DLC available

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Team Ninja releases more content for Ryu for single player and multiplayer on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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"Black and 2 were so awesome, this games existence saddens me...."

- apocreg see all 11 comments

Rumor: Dead or Alive 5 roster leaked

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2012 7:15am PDT

A look at the demo file for Dead or Alive 5 may have exposed the entire roster, which includes two more Virtua Fighter characters.

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"Not sure why you'd want a Welsh Corgi in a DoA game, but sure, why not?"

- RomSteady see all 8 comments

Ninja Gaiden 3 'Dragon Sword' accessory spotted at retail

By Steve Watts, Mar 13, 2012 2:30pm PDT

A Canadian retailer has listed a "Dragon Sword" edition of Ninja Gaiden 3, which packs in a bloody foam Move attachment. However, it isn't listed anywhere else, giving us cause for skepticism.

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"It's by Interworks and they've released plenty of these types of accessories in the US so it ..."

- Psydswipe see all 2 comments

Dead or Alive 5 to include Virtua Fighter's Akira

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2012 11:15am PST

Team Ninja has revealed a special surprise guest character for Dead or Alive 5. Virtua Fighter's Akira will be a playable character in the fighting game sequel.

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"Pretty neat...I wonder if he's the only VF5 character who will make an appearance... Also, I ..."

- RowjinZee see all 5 comments

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus added to Vita launch line-up

By Steve Watts, Jan 06, 2012 5:45pm PST

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for the PlayStation Vita has been moved from the nebulous "launch window" to February 22, alongside the system itself.

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Chrono Trigger writer brought in for Ninja Gaiden 3

By Steve Watts, Dec 23, 2011 9:15am PST

Ninja Gaiden 3 game director Yosuke Hayashi talks about bringing back the writer for the original NES game, who also worked on Chrono Trigger.

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"Time Travel and Alternate Timelines when ever one adds those into the equations things are ..."

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Ninja Gaiden 3 attacks retail in March 2012

By Xav de Matos, Dec 07, 2011 3:30pm PST

Ninja Gaiden 3's release date has inched closer to being solidified today, with Team Ninja announcing its 2012 launch month at a San Francisco event.

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"I could tell this was from an ex-Joystiq editor just from the title."

- peepooppooppee see all 3 comments

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for Vita also adds 'Hero Mode'

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 30, 2011 4:15pm PST

How many times can you remake a game? Team Ninja can seemingly do it forever. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus for PlayStation Vita adds upon the "director's cut" version made for Sigma with even more new content.

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Developers say new generation of consoles not yet needed

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 04, 2011 8:45am PDT

Isn't it about time Sony and Microsoft announced the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox next-thing-they're-going-to-name-it? Industry Gamers polled a few developers, and the general consensus seems to be "no."

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"Wouldn't it be even better to follow the GW system? I think the main client is like 8MB? And it ..."

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Dead or Alive 5 extended video shows off more 'fighting entertainment'

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 07, 2011 11:00am PDT

Dead or Alive 5 looks unlike any fighting game out there. It looks great, but is it taking "fighting entertainment" too far?

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"I'm liking the look of the cinematic stuff but the actual fighting looks EXACTLY the same as DoA4"

- nwillard see all 5 comments

Ninja Gaiden 3's 'Hero Mode' enables auto-blocking

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 20, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Team Ninja discusses Ninja Gaiden 3's new "Hero Mode," a setting meant to help newer players get through the story.

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"Yeah it certainly doesn't affect the quality of the game itself."

- a sandwich see all 24 comments

Ninja Gaiden 3's 'consequences' teased

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2011 8:00am PDT

A new trailer from Tokyo Game Show shows the dramatic new direction Team Ninja is taking the Ninja Gaiden franchise for its third outing--the first without the involvement of series creator Tomonobu Itagaki.

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"Yup, for what a psycho he is, the NG games have sucked without him."

- Mantle see all 8 comments