Nintendo of America has uploaded a fast and frantic trailer featuring Kasumi from the Dead or Alive franchise for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge on Wii U. Kasumi will be causing plenty of bloody mayhem when she will be available as free download content sometime in the near future. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is already available to purchase in both Japan and North America, and will released in Europe on January 11th.
Team Ninja, the developers behind the controversial Metroid: Other M, have announced that they plan to show off a new title at this years Tokyo Game Show. The development studio has yet to reveal which platform the game is for. The Tokyo Game Show takes place from Thursday 20th September till Sunday 23rd.
Team Ninja has announced that Dead or Alive female brawler Ayane will feature as a Wii U exclusive playable character in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razors Edge. Team Ninja came under quite a bit of criticism for the original Ninja Gaiden 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The development team has said that to resolve this they have been working closely with Nintendo to create the experience that Ninja Gaiden fans deserve.
Japanese developer Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi claims that female characters in the Dead or Alive series are made to look as “attractive as possible.” Hayashi says that people outside Japan may misinterpret the characters as being a humiliation to women but claims that’s not what the developer aims for. Apparently, Team Ninja’s designers create the female characters based on their common sense and creative sense.
“With the representation of female characters in the Dead or Alive franchise, we’ve always wanted to make the girls look as attractive as possible, and that’s something that’s not going to change for us at all. We are a Japanese developer, and we’re making the female characters with our common sense and our creative sense. When you take that to countries outside of Japan, it tends to be very misinterpreted in some cases, people considering it sexist or derogatory, etc.”
“For us, within our culture, we’re showing women like that, and we’re trying to make them look attractive. We can’t help if other cultures in other countries around the globe think that it’s a bad representation. Within our nationality and within our national borders, we obviously have morals that we create our female characters from, but within our Japanese sensibilities, we’ve made those characters the way they are and we’re not going to stop doing that.”
Nintendo UK has announced that Tecmo Koei will be releasing a demo for the impressive Dead or Alive: Dimensions on the Nintendo 3DS eShop on Thursday. European Nintendo 3DS owners will also be able to download Mega Man X on the Wii Virtual Console, Kid Icarus Of Myths and Monsters on the Nintendo eShop and Fun! Fun! Minigolf TOUCH!
Yosuke Hayashi, the development head over at Team Ninja has expressed an interest in creating a Dead or Alive X Virtua Fighter crossover game. Team Ninja already has Ninja Gaiden 3 in development for Wii U, and has also mentioned that there’s a possibility we could get Dead or Alive on Nintendo’s forthcoming home console. Here’s what Hayashi had to say about creating a Dead or Alive X Virtua Fighter crossover.
“In terms of collaboration titles, there are staff on our team who just love fighting games and if there was any chance to do that we’d actively, possibly do that.
“The first 3D game I played was Virtua Fighter, that’s the IP I respect most. Virtua Fighter was the father of 3D gaming, so it’s very well respected.”
Team Ninja has just released the first of many SpotPass updates for the fantastic Dead Or Alive Dimensions. I’ve just downloaded the content which includes a new costume for Kasumi along with the chance to defeat Team Ninja member Hiroya Usuda, who was one of the programmers of Metroid: Other M. Sadly I failed to beat him, but I’m looking forward to the additional content that’s coming out over the next few days! Did anyone pick up the game today?
Fri 20/5 – Kasumi
Sat 21/5 – Ayane
Sun 22/5 – Kokoro
Mon 23/5 – Leifang
Tue 24/5 – Tina
Wed 25/5 – La Mariposa
Thu 26/5 – Hitomi