Team Ninja revealed that they're considering letting another dev work on a new Ninja Gaiden Game.
Ninja Gaiden was Dark Souls before there was Dark Souls. Honestly, Ninja Gaiden and Onimusha (which is getting an anime on Netflix, by the way), were the true OGs in showing gamers how rewarding a hard action game can be. Actually, Ninja Gaiden is still one of the hardest - and smoothest - games out there, and with how hype souls-like games are these days, it's a mystery why the series never continued. Well... now Team Ninja shone some light on that mystery.
Team Ninja Might Green-light a New Ninja Gaiden
Honestly, given the success of Sekiro, Ghost of Tsushima and Elden Ring - and Team Ninja's very own Nioh - the timing for a new Ninja Gaiden game was never better. In an interview with VGC, Team Ninja revealed that they are open to a new Ninja Gaiden game:
If we were to theoretically work with another company on a new Ninja Gaiden title, we would need to make sure that it would be a title that the fans would really enjoy and exceed their expectations.\
I'm sorry, but is the current landscape of gaming not proof that fans would enjoy a new Ninja Gaiden game? Ever since Ghost of Tsushima, games set in Feudal Japan are running rampant, and katana-based souls-like combat is all the hype right now. Team Ninja claims that they need to balance some resources, but I don't think they're aware that even without the brand name and fan-base that they already have, Ninja Gaiden would be an instant hit right now. Nioh proves that they have the know-how, and with 'Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty' and 'Rise of the Ronin', they are basically using the Ninja Gaiden blueprint already. Why not actually make it a Ninja Gaiden game?
It’s not just a matter of, ‘hey, let’s just go do this.’ All the pieces would need to fit, and it would need to be the right team…either a younger team internally or another company that would really need to fit the Ninja Gaiden pedigree.
Sounds like excuses to me. Just make it happen... pretty please?