We really need a new Ninja Gaiden . Sigma Plus is okay, but it only proved that the franchise desperately needs a fresh installment.

And that's why we can't wait to try Ninja Gaiden III , which now has an official Japanese release date. According to Gameranx , Tecmo Koei has confirmed that the highly anticipated title will hit Japanese store shelves on May 22 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The US date…? Well, gotta wait on that.

They also released no less than four developer diaries, one of which is right here. Yeah, it's in Japanese but at least we've got subtitles.