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Images & trailer of Ninja Gaiden DS

Images & trailer of Ninja Gaiden DS

Tecmo and Team Ninja releases a big bunch of screenshots as well as a new trailer of Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, first instalment of the series to see the day of light on Nintendo DS.

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Commented on 2008-01-15 13:43:08
Holy freakin' nuts that looks mindblowingly ridiculous.

Can not wait.
Commented on 2008-01-15 14:08:42
OMFG!! Never thought that would be possible on DS. Gonna be such a good game.

Shido, glad to see a fellow Arrested Development fan!! :D
Commented on 2008-01-15 14:15:33
Looks great

btw this image reminds me of NG2
Commented on 2008-01-15 14:15:52
Looks really great for DS. Still thinking if I should get this.

Edit: After watching that trailer I am sure to get it.
Commented on 2008-01-15 14:28:38 In reply to Namaiwa
Posted by Namaiwa
Looks great

btw this image reminds me of NG2
that is because NGDS is before NG2, and have things in common.
Commented on 2008-01-15 15:24:09
The chick's design looks horrible and the new controls have the possibility of ruining the game altogether, but I'll definitely give it a try since it's Team Ninja.
Commented on 2008-01-15 15:45:26
It looks decent but the thought of trying to control Ryu with what is basically a mouse just doesn't bode well for me. I'm not a great fan of Team Ninja in general, just Ninja Gaiden and well, if you change shit up too much (like this) it might turn out awesome but it might also suck noodle. All in all i don't think this is for me though, since i hardly ever enjoy gaming on portable systems.
Commented on 2008-01-15 17:11:06
Why didn't they just put this on the PSP? The first version of NG barely used to right thumbstick so it would have seemed like a natural move.

I just can't imagine playing NG the way it was shown there.
Commented on 2008-01-15 17:42:03
I am still not sure about the control system, i just don't see how this can come anywhere near the complexity and speed of the regular controls.
Commented on 2008-01-15 17:54:53
cant wait to see how hard the controls are gunna be
Commented on 2008-01-15 18:13:30
Well, Well, Well Team Ninja .. They have a winner on their hands here! it looks absolutely Fantastic. Day one purchse for me!
Commented on 2008-01-15 21:19:13
It did impress me
Commented on 2008-01-15 22:00:48

this should have been the boxart

amazing trailer, day 1.
Commented on 2008-01-15 22:58:55
looks amazing
Commented on 2008-01-15 23:03:26
Commented on 2008-01-15 23:21:30
Most of the backgrounds are prerendered... Graphically it's not so impressive when you consider that. Gameplay-wise, I'd rather take another play through NGS than play this one, based on how the gameplay looks.
Commented on 2008-01-16 01:28:23
WOW! Congrats to Nintendo, never thought the DS could handle something like this.
I will wait to see if there are any slowdowns in the game but it looks promising.
I gotta buy a DS lite for this one!

And to the comment on the backgrounds prerendered. I actaully prefer that in this type of game. It goes with the art style and how the game is played.
Commented on 2008-01-16 01:58:50 In reply to Genocide
Posted by Genocide
And to the comment on the backgrounds prerendered. I actaully prefer that in this type of game. It goes with the art style and how the game is played.
It certainly may help the art/graphics, but I don't think prerendered graphics ever help the gameplay. No camera controls, for those times an enemy might get in front of the camera or the angle is strange, or you're going from one 'background' to the next.
Commented on 2008-01-16 02:57:44
It's a simple game, doubt you will need to control the camera.
Commented on 2008-01-16 04:11:54
I am at a loss for words...
Commented on 2008-01-16 06:16:05
wow,looks better than ps2 games.team ninja really did well
Commented on 2008-01-16 08:41:57 In reply to ywj
Posted by ywj
wow,looks better than some ps1 games.team ninja really did well
Commented on 2008-01-16 14:46:34
Well this looks nice I think. I like the drawn art as well. There seems to be more NPC's around this time. The new female ninja(kunoichi?) is called Momiji and I've heard she is Hayabusa's apprentice... I like her design, her dark hair contrasting her white outfit. She is playable as well! I wonder if she will make an appearance in Ninja Gaiden 2? As for the DS version the only problem I see is that my left-handedness will partly obscure the left screen... which is a real bummer let me tell you that!
Commented on 2008-01-16 15:09:28 In reply to Krabath

Oops, I said that your right hand would be using the stylus, but what I meant was your dominant hand. If you're left-handed, you can rest easy because Ninja Gaiden DS will feature a mode that flips the screens upside-down for left-handed players.
I read that same thing from other sites too like IGN so you don't need to worry about it.
Commented on 2008-01-16 16:34:55
not all backgrounds are prerendered. The boss battles are not as you can tell by the camera movement around them.
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