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UPDATE: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Confirmed!

UPDATE: We just got word from Tecmo confirming that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is exclusively heading for the PlayStation 3. -Arnold

Last week, we told you that Tecmo might be preparing to unveil a new PlayStation 3 exclusive title on March 24 in a PlayStation Store in San Francisco. Speculation and debate is always fun, but now, it appears we're zeroing in on an answer...

As you can see by this magazine scan, it appears that a Japanese publication (Famitsu? Dengeki?) has confirmed that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is in the works for the PS3. Essentially, this is going to be an updated version of Ninja Gaiden II - recently released for the Xbox 360 - and it's slated to release in fall 2009. PS3 owners will get the added benefits of a new weapon (a spiked hammer called the "Genma"), new boss battles and a new playable character...the busty, purple-haired female ninja who had a small role in the original NG: Ayane. This could very well be the game that Tecmo is going to reveal next week, although it's not necessarily a "PS3 exclusive." Yes, Sigma 2 would be exclusive, as the original Sigma was, but both are merely remakes/upgrades of existing titles on Microsoft consoles. We're not complaining; merely clarifying. Ninja Gaiden actually went through a couple of upgrades after exploding onto the original Xbox, as we then got Ninja Gaiden: Black for the same system, and later, Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the PS3. Therefore, Sigma 2 is hardly out of the realm of possibility.

Let's not forget about Tecmo's true PS3 exclusive, which is the third-person action shooter, Quantum Theory. We have high hopes for that one as well, and we can pretty much guarantee that Sigma 2, if and when it arrives, will certainly be the best version of NGII available.

3/17/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (47 posts)

PilarVIRUS
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:39:12 AM
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I'll wait for this game...

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tramp
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:39:39 AM
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cool,but i didnt like NG2 for xbox360 so i might pass

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Cpt_Geez
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:42:52 AM

Same here.

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JofaMang
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:41:50 AM
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I'm actually looking forward to this one. The fact that the game is being (heavily?) updated enough to use a different title, lends me hope that it will not be a shoddy port. Thinking back to my NES NG days brings me an odd mix of nostalgia, and blinding frustration based rage.

Plus busty purple clad chicks are like, totally the bomb~

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Jordahn
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:50:14 AM
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Was this the special Tecmo game that Tecmo was hyping over? Or is it something else?

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Qubex
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:50:53 AM
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Not of a great interest too me; wouldn't mind seeing how the technicals pan out though...

Q!

"i am home"

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:51:43 AM
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Considering I got rid of the first one, I'll pass..

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raztad
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:54:16 AM
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Sigma 2 is possible for mainly two reasons:
1) That annoying guy Itakagi a very well known PS brand hater (Sony hater perhaps) is not more a Tecmo developer.

2) NG2 was not a success both in terms of quality and sales.

I hope Tecmo got a good release date for Sigma 2 so it doesnt compete with other PS first party exclusives. If Sigma 2 does as good as the first in terms of sales sure Tecmo will be more than happy and PS3 will be getting more titles from them.

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BeezleDrop
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:03:22 AM
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It's about time! I'll have to rent this one. It looked pretty great on the sexbox.

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Riku994
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:03:58 AM
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I'll probly give this a rent before I buy it.

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ps92117
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:06:39 AM
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Hey ben another gundam exclusive for ps3 was also announced.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:12:52 AM

Yeah, I saw. 'sigh' I SUPPOSE I'll do an update on that. Gonna go work out first, though.

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:17:03 AM
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Was this the exclusive secret you were referring to on twitter ?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 12:45:14 PM

No. :)

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isaya85
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:33:28 AM
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Yes now I don't have to buy another xbox, at least any time soon, when will we be able to reserve it?

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Naga
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:40:03 AM
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I hope its NGII the damn game failed to run after at chapter 10 on Xbox 360 which really pissed me off so Its an definite buy

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 11:43:15 AM
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tut tut Ben...

and here we have in our own forums a thread on this with the scans sooo big that you got to have 100 meg BB just to view it (ok, that last bits not true.. but still, its a BIG scan :) )


but anyway, check it out ..that way to the forums! >>>>>

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 12:45:38 PM

Sorry, I don't usually check the forums for news. :)

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Fabi
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 12:11:23 PM
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Not excited about this at all... Ninja Gaiden just doesn't do it for me.

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 12:39:42 PM
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didnt like sigma really or any japanese games (MGS4 not included) for that matter

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Dustinwp
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 2:13:12 PM
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I have Ninja Gaiden Sigma, so adding Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a must.

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NoSmokingBandit
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 3:15:16 PM
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I loved the first Ninja Gaiden on xbox, so i would be very happy if i could play NG2 without buying a 360. That brings the total number of 360 games i want down to 1: Fable 2. Fable 2 will probably see a pc port eventually, which makes me love my ps3 and pc even more.

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ZubraZap
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 3:32:22 PM
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AWWW YEAH! I've been wanting to play NG2!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 5:09:01 PM
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Think I like the busty blonde better.

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ps92117
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 5:28:25 PM

Haha, I have a picture of her. I think her name is rachel. She has quite animated body, as in lots of physics went towards her, mainly the torso, lol.

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ImTheMan
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 9:20:12 PM
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Purple hair? I see no purple hair

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ZubraZap
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 9:52:29 PM
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Ayane's hair is purple.

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ImTheMan
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 2:13:19 AM

who is that girl in the picture?

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cadpig
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 10:00:01 PM
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Yeah, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2..is a must have game!!! Can't wait

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Fenrir
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 3:11:18 AM
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Not interested at all until they reveal Ninja Gaiden III exclusiv for PS3.

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OriginalSin
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 4:03:47 AM
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I actually enjoyed Sigma... Was challenging as hell. Was really tricky at places. It was also in the beginning phase of the PS3 so there weren't many titles back then to keep us busy. I feel at that stage Sigma was definitely one of the better games pout there.

I will get Sigma 2 if it comes out, as I think I will enjoy it. Would be awesome if the make a bundle pack of that as well having Sigma 1 & 2 in one disk will rock. Seeing I traded my copy of Sigma a long time ago.

A bit off topic but I would love a new Tenchu... Hitman ooh and a new Soul Reaver. How come that;s not happening?

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 8:04:15 PM
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Just confirmed by Tecmo. It's coming!

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BlinkBoy
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 8:20:34 PM
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I never finished the first Sigma, got bit tricky after a while.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 8:58:00 PM
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360 losing exclusives?

lol anyway too busy with other games to even care 'bout this.

God of War III !

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:18:00 PM
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Awesome.

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:19:57 PM
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Yes Ryu is back cxxxx]:::::::::::>


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migabyte
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:27:52 PM
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NG isn't that great in my opinion. It's all style over substance.

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Reccaman18
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:31:52 PM
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I actually liked the first, and Ninja Gaiden 2 was only one of about three games on the 360 I really, truly wanted to play. Now that it will be on the PS3, I dont have to get a 360. :)

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 9:38:36 PM
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I can't wait to not play this game!!!

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Alienange
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 @ 10:45:37 PM
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Buy another Sigma? Not me. The first one was impossible. That's not fun, it's aggravating. How is that fun?? The second one got lower reviews so I'm sure as heck not buying another NG game.

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pillz81
Friday, March 20, 2009 @ 1:50:42 PM

It was hard as hell, but I beat it. The ending was not spectacular but guess one can't expect too much from Itagaki games. I wouldn't mind playing NGII Sigma though.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 8:20:10 AM
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In the words of the great Beavis and Butthead "We're there dude."

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 12:09:18 PM
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I still need to get round to completing Sigma 1, i like it, i have no excuse really.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 12:09:20 PM
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I still need to get round to completing Sigma 1, i like it, i have no excuse really.

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ZubraZap
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 4:43:33 PM
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I should pick it up my self! I did play it on XBOX and it is one of my favs out there.

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Wage SLAVES
Thursday, March 19, 2009 @ 11:22:51 PM
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i heard the camera angles were crappy hopefully they fix for the ps3 version....

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PaiNT_kinG
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 2:29:33 AM
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i knew this was coming since.NG2 came out for 360.not surprised at all,i heard that part 2 suck,i love part 1 though

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