X360 Tuesday, January 29, 2008 | 12:50 AM

Images & video of Ninja Gaiden 2

Images & video of Ninja Gaiden 2

A new batch of images of Ninja Gaiden 2 has hit the net, three of them to be exact. Team Ninja are still not announcing any release date, but they recently confirmed that the game is planned to hit the stores this year.
Update: Gameplay video added. Sorry for the awful encoding, we'll update as soon as we find a better file.


Gameplay (January)

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Commented on 2008-01-28 22:19:53
One of the best games to come out this years, and is gonna be my most played games for years!
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:20:03
Tonight it will rain... blood! Your Blood!

Badass!
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:26:52
Have they put all their graphical prowess into the blood and gore? Seems that way to me.
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:32:10
Look closely at the character models and environment. Super detailed.
I can't wait to play this game as much as I can't wait to play DMC4.
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:33:48
Yes, please. Want more, kill EVERYONE.
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E-VERY-ONE~~
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:34:51
I just don't know.. the blood is so over-the-top it's hard for me to take this game serious.
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:37:24
A couple of things that bother me, juding from all the footage shown so far (yes, yes...early build bla bla).

1. The graphics are a huge letdown! The environments are bland, empty and not very interesting. This is not Xbox 1 anymore. You've got to come up with something better than that TN!

2. The blood/gore is excessive and plain ridiculous! Gore is desireable, but not to the point where it becomes almost comical.

3. The stupid dash move must go, bring back the roll! Seriously!

4. Animations are very messy, not much improvement there either. You can see in some of the videos where Ryu's blocking attacks as well, he slides back with every hit as if he's on ice-skates or something. Not very impressive to say the least.

Gameplay looks tight as always though, and I hope the puzzle-solving/RPG elements are still present.

It looks much better than something like DMC4 gameplay wise, but it just isn't the leap NG on Xbox was for gaming. Not even by a long shot.
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:50:28
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Commented on 2008-01-28 22:54:26
I honestly don't see how anyone can complain about the graphics in this game.
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:55:48
i love you ninja gaiden !
Commented on 2008-01-28 22:58:10
this is silly, i'm sorry...

everything so clean, and then blood all over the place. rolleyes...
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:02:57 In reply to mt_sabao
I don't think there is much more that they can get out of this graphical style save for better lighting.
Posted by mt_sabao
this is silly, i'm sorry...

everything so clean, and then blood all over the place. rolleyes...
Eh? So there should be blood there already? They should put down tarps before fighting?
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:04:35
This game is going to own. Although I have to say Im a bit disappointed in the graphics. I know graphcis aren't everything, and yes they still look nice, but it's ot that different from Sigma. Sigma was an XBOX port. NG2 i s built from the ground up for the 360, I was hoping for some type of graphical upgrade that takes advantage of the hardware.

On IGN they said the Itagaki read forums and comments of fans avidly and that Team Ninja is going to adress the concerns and thoughts. So we shall see! Either way this game is going to own.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:14:18
Jeez...did I miss the meeting where it was decided that copious amounts of blood and gore aren't totally fucking awesome?!

My only complaint is that the environments we've seen so far are bland as all hell. I mean, if the first level in Chaos Theory can look as good as it did, and if the environments in Kameo (especially that first castle level...so awesome looking!) can look that killer, then I don't see why they can't add a little something to spruce it up. It wouldn't be sacrificing the art style either, as "flatness" isn't what they want to achieve.

Other than that, I'm freakin' stoked!

PS: Those boot claw things look ridiculous.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:18:56 In reply to nam37
Posted by nam37
I just don't know.. the blood is so over-the-top it's hard for me to take this game serious.
I don't think it's a game to be taken seriously...
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:29:59
The environments look just fine in motion. Every damn preview states how awesome the game looks. Only nitpicky gamers say the graphics are bland.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:30:49
The last game was the best action game last generation if you ask me, and I think this has the distinct possibility of retaining that crown for this gen. God of War 3 is the only one that I foresee being able to take that away honestly.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:39:23 In reply to wiggins
Posted by wiggins
This game is going to own. Although I have to say Im a bit disappointed in the graphics. I know graphcis aren't everything, and yes they still look nice, but it's ot that different from Sigma. Sigma was an XBOX port. NG2 i s built from the ground up for the 360, I was hoping for some type of graphical upgrade that takes advantage of the hardware.

On IGN they said the Itagaki read forums and comments of fans avidly and that Team Ninja is going to adress the concerns and thoughts. So we shall see! Either way this game is going to own.
Sigma was not just a "port", they redid a lot of it to take advantage of PS3.

So let me get this straight your saying this has no graphical upgrade? And that its not taking advantage of the 360's hardware. Lol.

I see plenty of stuff in pic 2. The environment is full of things to look at. The others just look like Ninja training rooms which aren't really supposed to have anything on the floor, though they could add something on the walls I suppose.

I just see so much about the graphics that I like, that I can't just sit here and nitpick about stupid shit like the excessive blood and no objects littering the floor.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:40:44 In reply to most_hated
Posted by most_hated
I honestly don't see how anyone can complain about the graphics in this game.
Oh not to worry. There's always someone who hasn't an ounce or artistic ability in their bones to find something to moan about on here, seeing they are perfectionist artists themselves.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:41:13 In reply to most_hated
Posted by most_hated
I honestly don't see how anyone can complain about the graphics in this game.
I am with you as well man IT LOOKS CLASS A.... 720p 60fps FOOK YAYAYAYAYAY =D
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:43:57
no one is going to complain about "bland" environments when blood is gushing everywhere, limbs flying through the air, and the floor is littered with body parts while you are being attacked ferociously by dozens of ninja's out to kill you and nothing else!....i can garantee you that ;)


but anyway, looks like an improvemnt from last time, clearly their really working on poilishing because everything looks very sharp and ryu's model looks more detailed.
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:56:22
The game is silky smooth and still looks great
Commented on 2008-01-28 23:59:42 In reply to most_hated
Posted by most_hated
Sigma was not just a "port", they redid a lot of it to take advantage of PS3.

So let me get this straight your saying this has no graphical upgrade? And that its not taking advantage of the 360's hardware. Lol.

I see plenty of stuff in pic 2. The environment is full of things to look at. The others just look like Ninja training rooms which aren't really supposed to have anything on the floor, though they could add something on the walls I suppose.

I just see so much about the graphics that I like, that I can't just sit here and nitpick about stupid shit like the excessive blood and no objects littering the floor.
They may had done some optimization for the PS3 but it was not Built from the ground up like NG2 is. There's a lot more you can do when you bild a game from the ground up thats built specifically for that hardware. Sigma was not built specifically for the PS3's hardware.

And yes, im saying that It doesnt look much better from Sigma. I'm not stating that it looks bad, but I would have expected a bigger upgrade. Ninja Gaiden was one if not the best looking games last generation. So it's a little disappointing that it doesn't look much better than Sigma which was released a year ago. Nonetheless this game is amazing.
Commented on 2008-01-29 00:03:43
Damn I can't wait.
Commented on 2008-01-29 00:07:06
I wanna know how he keeps his ninja costume so clean after such *messy* assasinations..

Plus, isn't he a ninja? isn't he supposed to not leave any trace of his killings? guess he broke that code along time ago.. lol
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