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Team Ninja Head Discusses Dead or Alive 5 and Ninja Gaiden 3

DOA sequel being created around the concept of "Fighting Entertainment."

 
Famitsu's Hayashi interview touches on everything except Ninja Gaiden Sigma Vita.

Famitsu.com has posted a brief Tokyo Game Show interview with Team Ninja head Yousuke Hayashi. Team Ninja and Hayashi have been pretty busy at TGS with the announcement of Dead or Alive 5 for PS3 and 360, Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS Vita, and a playable showcase for Ninja Gaiden 3.

Regarding Ninja Gaiden 3, Hayashi said to expect a release some time around Spring 2012. The game will have Move support on PlayStation 3. You'll be able to swing your katana with your Move controller, giving the players the feeling that they are Ryu Hayabusa. The game will not have Kinect support, though, because Team Ninja felt that it's difficult to give the feeling of swinging a katana.

Regarding Dead or Alive 5, Hayashi said that with the TGS teaser trailer, they wanted to just first announce the game's development. The concept of the game is "Fighting Entertainment," but he admitted that the trailer does not really show the entertainment part. When details on the game are revealed in a subsequent update, he believes people will understand what they mean by "Fighting Entertainment." Those details aren't too far off, he promised.

The Dead or Alive 5 teaser image.

Regarding Nina Gaiden Sigma, Hayashi said nothing because Famitsu didn't ask. The Vita version of Ninja Gaiden is still somewhat of a mystery.

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