UPDATE: We just got word from Tecmo confirming that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is exclusively heading for the PlayStation 3. -Arnold

Last week, we told you that Tecmo might be preparing to unveil a new PlayStation 3 exclusive title on March 24 in a PlayStation Store in San Francisco. Speculation and debate is always fun, but now, it appears we're zeroing in on an answer…

As you can see by this magazine scan , it appears that a Japanese publication (Famitsu? Dengeki?) has confirmed that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is in the works for the PS3. Essentially, this is going to be an updated version of Ninja Gaiden II – recently released for the Xbox 360 – and it's slated to release in fall 2009. PS3 owners will get the added benefits of a new weapon (a spiked hammer called the "Genma"), new boss battles and a new playable character…the busty, purple-haired female ninja who had a small role in the original NG: Ayane. This could very well be the game that Tecmo is going to reveal next week, although it's not necessarily a "PS3 exclusive." Yes, Sigma 2 would be exclusive, as the original Sigma was, but both are merely remakes/upgrades of existing titles on Microsoft consoles. We're not complaining; merely clarifying. Ninja Gaiden actually went through a couple of upgrades after exploding onto the original Xbox, as we then got Ninja Gaiden: Black for the same system, and later, Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the PS3. Therefore, Sigma 2 is hardly out of the realm of possibility.

Let's not forget about Tecmo's true PS3 exclusive, which is the third-person action shooter, Quantum Theory . We have high hopes for that one as well, and we can pretty much guarantee that Sigma 2 , if and when it arrives, will certainly be the best version of NGII available.

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PilarVIRUS
PilarVIRUS
11 years ago

I'll wait for this game…

tramp
tramp
11 years ago

cool,but i didnt like NG2 for xbox360 so i might pass

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Same here.

JofaMang
JofaMang
11 years ago

I'm actually looking forward to this one. The fact that the game is being (heavily?) updated enough to use a different title, lends me hope that it will not be a shoddy port. Thinking back to my NES NG days brings me an odd mix of nostalgia, and blinding frustration based rage.

Plus busty purple clad chicks are like, totally the bomb~

Jordahn
Jordahn
11 years ago

Was this the special Tecmo game that Tecmo was hyping over? Or is it something else?

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

Not of a great interest too me; wouldn't mind seeing how the technicals pan out though…

Q!

"i am home"

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Considering I got rid of the first one, I'll pass..

raztad
raztad
11 years ago

Sigma 2 is possible for mainly two reasons:
1) That annoying guy Itakagi a very well known PS brand hater (Sony hater perhaps) is not more a Tecmo developer.

2) NG2 was not a success both in terms of quality and sales.

I hope Tecmo got a good release date for Sigma 2 so it doesnt compete with other PS first party exclusives. If Sigma 2 does as good as the first in terms of sales sure Tecmo will be more than happy and PS3 will be getting more titles from them.


Last edited by raztad on 3/17/2009 10:58:39 AM

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

It's about time! I'll have to rent this one. It looked pretty great on the sexbox.

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

I'll probly give this a rent before I buy it.


Last edited by Riku994 on 3/17/2009 11:04:06 AM

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Hey ben another gundam exclusive for ps3 was also announced.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Yeah, I saw. 'sigh' I SUPPOSE I'll do an update on that. Gonna go work out first, though.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
11 years ago

Was this the exclusive secret you were referring to on twitter ?

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

No. 🙂

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Yes now I don't have to buy another xbox, at least any time soon, when will we be able to reserve it?

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I hope its NGII the damn game failed to run after at chapter 10 on Xbox 360 which really pissed me off so Its an definite buy

dillonthebunny
dillonthebunny
11 years ago

tut tut Ben…

and here we have in our own forums a thread on this with the scans sooo big that you got to have 100 meg BB just to view it (ok, that last bits not true.. but still, its a BIG scan 🙂 )

but anyway, check it out ..that way to the forums! >>>>>

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

Sorry, I don't usually check the forums for news. 🙂

Fabi
Fabi
11 years ago

Not excited about this at all… Ninja Gaiden just doesn't do it for me.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

didnt like sigma really or any japanese games (MGS4 not included) for that matter


Last edited by Random_Steve on 3/17/2009 12:40:13 PM

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
11 years ago

I have Ninja Gaiden Sigma, so adding Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a must.

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

I loved the first Ninja Gaiden on xbox, so i would be very happy if i could play NG2 without buying a 360. That brings the total number of 360 games i want down to 1: Fable 2. Fable 2 will probably see a pc port eventually, which makes me love my ps3 and pc even more.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

AWWW YEAH! I've been wanting to play NG2!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Think I like the busty blonde better.

ps92117
ps92117
11 years ago

Haha, I have a picture of her. I think her name is rachel. She has quite animated body, as in lots of physics went towards her, mainly the torso, lol.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

Purple hair? I see no purple hair

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

Ayane's hair is purple.

ImTheMan
ImTheMan
11 years ago

who is that girl in the picture?

cadpig
cadpig
11 years ago

Yeah, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2..is a must have game!!! Can't wait

Fenrir
Fenrir
11 years ago

Not interested at all until they reveal Ninja Gaiden III exclusiv for PS3.

OriginalSin
OriginalSin
11 years ago

I actually enjoyed Sigma… Was challenging as hell. Was really tricky at places. It was also in the beginning phase of the PS3 so there weren't many titles back then to keep us busy. I feel at that stage Sigma was definitely one of the better games pout there.

I will get Sigma 2 if it comes out, as I think I will enjoy it. Would be awesome if the make a bundle pack of that as well having Sigma 1 & 2 in one disk will rock. Seeing I traded my copy of Sigma a long time ago.

A bit off topic but I would love a new Tenchu… Hitman ooh and a new Soul Reaver. How come that;s not happening?

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

Just confirmed by Tecmo. It's coming!

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
11 years ago

I never finished the first Sigma, got bit tricky after a while.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

360 losing exclusives?

lol anyway too busy with other games to even care 'bout this.

God of War III !

NoSmokingBandit
NoSmokingBandit
11 years ago

Awesome.

PSN _HAITIAN_JB
PSN _HAITIAN_JB
11 years ago

Yes Ryu is back cxxxx]:::::::::::>


Last edited by PSN _HAITIAN_JB on 3/18/2009 9:22:35 PM

migabyte
migabyte
11 years ago

NG isn't that great in my opinion. It's all style over substance.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

I actually liked the first, and Ninja Gaiden 2 was only one of about three games on the 360 I really, truly wanted to play. Now that it will be on the PS3, I dont have to get a 360. 🙂

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I can't wait to not play this game!!!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Buy another Sigma? Not me. The first one was impossible. That's not fun, it's aggravating. How is that fun?? The second one got lower reviews so I'm sure as heck not buying another NG game.

pillz81
pillz81
11 years ago

It was hard as hell, but I beat it. The ending was not spectacular but guess one can't expect too much from Itagaki games. I wouldn't mind playing NGII Sigma though.


Last edited by pillz81 on 3/20/2009 1:51:47 PM

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

In the words of the great Beavis and Butthead "We're there dude."

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I still need to get round to completing Sigma 1, i like it, i have no excuse really.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
11 years ago

I still need to get round to completing Sigma 1, i like it, i have no excuse really.

ZubraZap
ZubraZap
11 years ago

I should pick it up my self! I did play it on XBOX and it is one of my favs out there.


Last edited by ZubraZap on 3/19/2009 4:49:08 PM

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

i heard the camera angles were crappy hopefully they fix for the ps3 version….

PaiNT_kinG
PaiNT_kinG
11 years ago

i knew this was coming since.NG2 came out for 360.not surprised at all,i heard that part 2 suck,i love part 1 though