This fall, Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 is coming to Sony’s PLAYSTATION 3. The game is a PS3 remake of the “Only on Xbox 360” title Ninja Gaiden II.
The game will have PSN support as well as new content.
Like the original title, Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 is being developed by Tecmo’s Team Ninja. However, Ninja Gaiden II was designed by former Team Ninja lead ninja Tomonobu Itagaki, who has since left the company. Itagaki was known for his preference for developing titles for Microsoft’s game consoles. That, and drinking booze.
Yosuke Hayashi, director of the first Ninja Gaiden ?, will once again take the reins for this Sigma remake sequel. As with Ninja Gaiden ?, NG Σ 2 is a remake of an Itagaki designed game.
When asked about the first NG Σ title, Itagaki did not seem impressed in the least, saying, “All you need to do is play Ninja Gaiden II and then try and play Sigma afterwards and you’ll see why. Despite the fact that it’s on a ‘next-generation’ console there’s no evolution whatsoever. That was made not by me, but one of my sub-ordinates who basically tried to copy the success of Ninja Gaiden.”
In Ninja Gaiden ?, it was possible to play as voluptuous character Rachel for some of the missions. In Ninja Gaiden Σ it will be possible to play Dead or Alive‘s Ninjutsu expert Ayane as well as Ninja Gaiden‘s Ryu Hayabusa — which makes sense as Hayabusa and Ayane are friends.
The game is currently half done.