Acclaimed developer Team Ninja recently announced the return of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or alive fighting game series, with a reboot on the way. The developer has been active over the years, making games such as Nioh and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Now it seems to be returning to its roots.
Team Ninja plans to reboot the hack-and-slash adventure series Ninja Gaiden and Dead or alive fighting game franchise. As reported by Noisy Pixel (via Play Rant), both reboots were announced during Korea’s biggest gaming conference, The G-Star Conference. While Dead or Alive 6 was released in 2019, it has been more than ten years since its release Ninja Gaiden 3 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Details regarding the reboots’ release dates and console availability are unknown at the time of writing.
Dead Or Alive and Ninja Gaiden emerge from controversy
Team Ninja took a lot of what they learned from developing Ninja Gaiden trilogy to deliver the brutal battle to Nioh series, which some players compared to the level of difficulty i Dark souls game. The developer has previously stated that it knows fans would rather have a new one Ninja Gaiden game than Nioh sequels. Still, fans will have to wait at least a couple more years, as Team Ninja is currently working on what could be a true sequel to Ninja Gaidena game only for the current generation by name Rise Of The Ronin.
Unlike Ninja Gaiden series, Dead or alive has seen several sequels and spin-offs over the years. In 2019 DOA 6 was released to generally mixed reviews, but the attempt to add microtransactions to change the hair color of Dead or Alive 6his fighters angered the fans. The series’ publisher has also received criticism for its sexualized portrayal of women in games, particularly after it was decided that the spin-off Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 was too inappropriate to be released in Western territories. Hopefully Team Ninja will adjust their approach with DOA start over.
The Dead or alive franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary recently, but it hasn’t had any major releases since 2019. Meanwhile, publisher Koei Tecmo released Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection last year, which contains all three parts of the 3D action-adventure hack-and-slash trilogy. Team Ninja has made it clear that the developer has wanted to create a new one Ninja Gaiden listing for years, and hopefully it has learned many lessons that will make that reboot and the new Dead or alive game something fans can enjoy all over the world.
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Source: Noisy Pixel, Noisy Pixel/Twitter (via Game Rant)