Hey, you know what we haven't heard about in a while? Ninja Gaiden III .

We still know little about the highly anticipated action title, but at least we now have an encouraging update : according to a source, the development team doesn't really miss their former chief, the colorful and controversial Tomonobu Itagaki. The latter left a while ago to form his own design studio, Valhalla Games, and they're currently working on the interesting action/third-person shooter mix, Devil's Third . Itagaki is driven and respected and fans were worried how the famed NG franchise would fare without him…well, have no fear. The team actually says NGIII will be better without their former boss and as of now, "the game is shaping up beautifully." It's also more "well-rounded and together" than any past development process, so we're hoping to see some footage in the near future. Hey, let's not forget that David Jaffe left the Sony Santa Monica team and the latter still managed to pump out God of War III , so…

Yeah, we're not too concerned. That being said, we'd like to see some media sooner rather than later…if Bayonetta 2 is as good as we anticipate, NGIII will have fresh competition.