WTF!! DS ninja gaiden

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  1. lan1982
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  2. 754boy

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    Hope its real. I love Ninja Gaiden
     
  3. adgloride

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    I hope this is an april fools joke as ninja gaiden would look terrible on the DS. Either that or it will turn out to be a card or dice game [​IMG]
     
  4. Hadrian

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    Ha beat me to the post!

    Nah i doubt it is a joke seeing the developers have had a secret DS title in the works. As for being terrible, I doubt that too I have faith in the developers.

    Also just got this off IGN:
    "While Team Ninja's dabbling in DS development has been known since the system's launch over two years ago, we've at last learned the true identity of the mystery project. The latest issue of Famitsu reports that the DS will be getting an original installment in the Ninja Gaiden series. That's right, Ninja Gaiden is back on Nintendo!

    Fully titled Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, the Team Ninja-developed title is a 3D action game that makes full use of the DS's most standout feature: the stylus. The entire game can be controlled almost entirely with the touch-based motions. You guide Ryu Hayabusa about the play field by tapping in the direction you'd like to go. Slashing the touch pen from down to up makes Hayabusa launch an enemy into the air, into a perfect position for combos. You make Hayabusa jump by tapping the screen twice, and can then point to enemies to shoot shurikens at them and perform a downward thrust attack. Even your ninja arts make use of the stylus, requiring that you draw shapes in order to perform the special attacks. Buttons are used only for defensive moves.

    If an all touch-based Ninja Gaiden wasn't a big enough surprise, Ninja Gaiden DS has one additional peculiarity. The game is meant to be played by holding the DS with both screens lined up horizontally. This has presumably been done to give a tall view of the action on the touch screen, as the left screen is used to display maps.

    Team Ninja head Tomonobu Itagaki is producer on Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword. In an interview with Famitsu, he revealed just how long the game has been in development, noting that Team Ninja had plans to make this sort of touch-based game when they first announced their support for the DS. Incidentally, the ability to use the stylus is what made the team go with the DS instead of the PSP.

    Itagaki also revealed that Ninja Gaiden DS will feature an all new character, a mysterious female ninja whose name is currently unknown. You'll first take control of her during the game's tutorial sequence. Itagaki and crew felt that the game needed a tutorial due to its unique control scheme, but that it wouldn't be right to have a super ninja like Hayabusa fumbling about. Instead, Hayabusa shows you how to perform all the moves, and you follow as the girl.

    Team Ninja is working to make this a 100% pure action game, Itagaki promised in closing comments to the magazine. The game is set for Japanese release in 2007, and will surely make its way internationally as well."

    It sounds very ambitious for a DS title and I do doubt that Team Ninja would mess with a franchise unless they felt it would work, it does sound like they been making it for some time.
     
  5. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    They could have saved everyone work and just have a DS DOA game where it shows 1 girl at a time so all the polygons would be there and they could just bounce them up and down and call it a day and sell millions.
     
  6. Hadrian

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    Just saw the actual title Ninja Gaiden - Dragon Sword.

    Yet more contrived ways of have the initials DS.
     
  7. eseyo1

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    I'm happy with NES Ninja Gaiden Series. Ninja Gaiden 2 is still one of hardest games ever. I hate the mountain level where the wind and rain blows you left and right.
     
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    Now, when you said "Team ninja" do you mean the Team ninja who made the wiinja and those DS flashcarts
     
  9. lan1982
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    lol its Tecmo Team Ninja
     
  10. Scorpin200

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    Finally a real ninja gaiden game that is if they make it right, and the pictures are real since i saw them the other day. What i was able to make out did look similar to the nes versions, and im hoping they don't make it like the fake xbox version as the regular game is superior anyway [​IMG].


    P.S looks like someone got the right idea and decided to make another version of a good game that actually deserves to be made:)
     
  11. Hadrian

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    From the info and screens we've seen it looks like its more like the xbox game. I'm happy either way, both were great to me. Wouldn't mind a new 2D one though but I'm kinda excited to see how its pulled off, could be the first DS 3rd person game that works.
     
  12. sipoon

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    I LOVED the Ninja Gaiden on the xbox(the only one i played)

    im hoping this is not like a Tenchu Dark Secret... [​IMG]
     
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    When was there a flashcart company that made a franchise game?
    Ninja Gaiden has been a franchise since the NES days...
     
  15. BoneMonkey

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    i cant wait for this game now lol
     
  16. stretch

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    Oh hell yeah. I've heard of the news from Digg, but wasn't sure if it was a joke or not, but now I'm settled.
    Nostalgic moments... ahhh.
     
  17. lagman

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    [​IMG] Classic.
     
  18. spokenrope

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    Because it's 3d and touch controlled, I'm pretty skeptical that this will turn out well. Hopefully I'm going to be proved wrong, though.
     
  19. Intruder

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    Indeed [​IMG]
    But hope dies last so let us just be patient...
     
  20. lagman

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    Just like The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass [​IMG]