The latest instalment in Team Ninja’s hack-and-slash romp to be toned down for PS3 release.

When Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2’s debut trailer appeared earlier that year at GDC it left more than a few public scratching their heads. A PlayStation 3 redux of the Xbox 360’s well-received Ninja Gaiden II, the video gave many the impression that Sigma 2 may feature toned down violence, rather than hardcore gore the series is known for.

It appears that assumption is exact, according to Sigma 2’s producer, Yosuke Hayashi. Hayashi, who was in London today at an event for the game, told journalists “when we developed Ninja Gaiden 2 we very much placed the emphasis on the violence. Since last year the number of games featuring high levels of violence increased. So rather than do something the same

as everyone else is doing we decided to construct it different.” Despite that, GameSpot UK can confirm Sigma 2 will still contain blood, limb dismemberment and decapitations, though the level of blood spatter is markedly less than in Ryu Hayabusa’s last Xbox 360 outing.

In addition to less gore the other major changes that instance around, according to Hayashi, is an improved camera system and adjustments to the level of difficulty–something else the series is known for. Hayashi additionally played down any plans to support Sigma 2 with DLC, saying “we are not going to support downloadable subject matter for the duration being.”


PlayStation 3 | Tecmo: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 less violent” was posted by Luke Anderson on Fri, 26 Jun 2009 07:01:43 -0700

June 26, 2009 · PS3
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