Ninja Gaiden has been asleep for nine years, but one of the most important figures in Team Ninja is interested in returning to this world
Ninja Gaiden Black is one of the best action games out there and an exclusive Original Xbox favorite. However, all its successors failed to capture the quality of this title and it gradually deteriorated. Team Ninja has commented on the state of the franchise, after a long time and this comment is a very optimistic one for fans of this saga. After being in hibernation for several years, the moment of NG seems to be approaching. It won’t be today or tomorrow, but eventually Ryu Hayabusa will be back.
In an interview with Fumihiko Yasuda, director of the Nioh series, he commented on the possibility of returning to Ninja Gaiden. He commented that he would like to return to Ryu Hayabusa and that, while he does not have anything specific to announce at this time, stay tuned for future announcements. Also, this game would have a presence on Xbox consoles, as NG and Xbox have had a close relationship since the days of the Classic Xbox.
At the beginning of 2017, a surprising game was released in the style of Dark Souls, but with a very striking oriental and medieval aesthetic. It was a very different style from what you used to see from the Soulsburners, and many found it a fascinating idea. This game was Nioh, which received critical acclaim and showed Team Ninja that they were still capable of wowing the world.
However, four years later, this short experiment will have to take a break. It’s not the end of Nioh, but don’t expect to see it for a while. Maybe it’s time for the samurais to pass the baton on to the ninjas.