Team Ninja Reveals It’s Working on Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive Reboots

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Team Ninja is planning on developing reboots to Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, two of the company’s most popular franchises, according to a slide that Yasuda Fumihiko, Director of Koei Tecmo Games, shared during a panel at South Korea’s G-Star conference this weekend.

The slide, which can be found in Ruliweb’s coverage of the event, features a photo of Ryu Hayabusa and Kasumi accompanied by Japanese text that reads: “The future of Team Ninja—reboot of popular series,” according to translations shared online.

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Fumihiko declined to share specifics on its Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive reboots and why Team Ninja decided on rebooting the franchises rather than continuing with more sequels, but he hoped that more news could be shared “as soon as possible.”

Team Ninja’s most recent Ninja Gaiden title is the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, a bundle that collects Ninja Gaiden Σ, Ninja Gaiden Σ2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge into a single package:

In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, 4 other characters, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi, are also playable. You can create a tag team with your favorite characters and freely swap out the playable character during battles.

All of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes for each title are included in this one set. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, each of the other characters also have many different costumes to choose from, allowing you to enjoy action packed battles in whichever outfit you prefer.

Team Ninja’s most recent Dead or Alive game is Dead or Alive 6, a new installment of the 3D fighting franchise that was released in 2019 with a free-to-play “Core Fighters” version that lets players test Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego, and Bass at no cost:

The story will follow the events of DEAD OR ALIVE 5, focusing on 2 separate main narratives; namely, the battle between “Ninja and DOATEC” versus “M.I.S.T. lead by Donovan”, and the events that occur during the 6th DEAD OR ALIVE Tournament. New side story episodes will also be added for returning characters.

Tomonobu Itagaki, who is best known for producing and directing many of the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden games, left Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo on bad terms but has since formed a new game company called Apex Games.

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