Ninja Gaiden News To Drop Soon As Nioh 3 Isn’t In Development, Team Ninja Director Shares In Recent Interview


Posted on January 19, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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This coming March will mark the first year since the release of Team Ninja’s Nioh 2. The follow-up similar to its predecessor lives up to its promises and offers even more to keep player tied to their controller. “Dig any deeper and it’s easy to see the bevy of new gameplay features, a great an expansive new campaign, and tons of quality of life updates truly help Nioh 2 stand above it’s predecessor,” says Rectify Gaming’s David Rodriguez in his full review for Nioh 2.

But for the future of Nioh as a series following the release of the content add-ons for the second installment, what comes next is uncertain for developer Team Ninja. However, studio director Fumihiko Yasuda enlightens its followers upon speaking with video game outlet The Gamer recently.

While proud of the game’s release and the reception following, Yasuda issues that there is no plans to begin work on Nioh 3 or anything worth sharing currently.

In terms of a sequel right now, Team Ninja would like to focus on working on new titles, so there really isn’t a plan for Nioh 3 at this point.

But after creating some new projects and gaining some new experience and skills from those new potential projects, I would like to go back to the series at some point, utilise all the experience and new skills that we gain from some new projects, and then potentially, go back into the series at that point, and create an even greater game to surpass Nioh and Nioh 2 and to create something even better.

Although Yasuda does not elaborate much on the developer’s current doings, he does not leave fans hanging for details. While he does not disclose what is to come later, Yasuda goes on to mention that the coming future can expect something in regards to Ninja Gaiden when asked about a new game. “Nothing to announce or note specifically this time, but if the Ninja Gaiden series hadn’t existed, then there wouldn’t have been a Nioh series.

“So that’s a really important series to Team Ninja. While we don’t have anything specific to announce at this time, I would like to say just look forward to some potential news for some kind of announcement in the near future.” As for what could come, it is believed that the previously leaked Ninja Gaiden Trilogy is to surface for this coming March as suggested from the game distributor in Hong Kong.

In other related news regarding Ninja Gaiden, director for the recent series Tomonobu Itagaki shared the founding of his own game studio, Itagaki Games. And already knowing Itagaki’s close ties with Microsoft in the past, he claims to be honored if given the opportunity in becoming an Xbox Game Studio team. You can read the full report by heading here.

What are you excited to see next from Team Ninja?

Source: The Gamer

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