Several new screenshots, mainly featuring Rachel, have been revealed by Tecmo Koei Games for their upcoming PS Vita exclusive title, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus.

The North America box art has been revealed for the upcoming PS Vita exclusive game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, which will be released alongside the handheld system.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has released their rating summary for Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, detailing the game’s blood gore and other mature-rated contents.

"For those of us who are now stepping into exam time, you’ll discover that your gaming habits will have to change or else the marks that once made your folks proud will suffer an astounding blow and put you in your parents bad books."

"While the women in fighting games tend to get the most attention for being considered "sexy", their cousins in the action genre are out shooting it up and exploring boundaries well beyond the confines of a ring. Just because these characters are rendered in more than bikinis doesn't mean they're not sexy.

The action genre has been dominated by male characters since the creation of gaming. But there have been a few exceptions to the rule of sexes. And of course, these female exceptions have..."

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, an upgraded port of the original is set to hit the PS3 this fall, and while I can't discern what is what new and what is not, this trailer looks pretty kickass. Ryu, Momiji and Ayane all take down bad guys in a combination of cutscenes and gameplay, and even team appear to be present.

"#24: skate
#23: Heavenly Sword
#22: MLB 08: The Show
#21: Battlefield: Bad Company
#20: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2
#19: Rock Band
#18: Burnout Paradise
#17: Ninja Gaiden Sigma
#16: PixelJunk Monsters
#15: Everyday Shooter
#14: Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
#13: Warhawk
#12: Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online
#11: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Game of the Year Edition
#10: Super Stardust HD
#9: Assassin's Creed
#8: Resistance: Fall of Man
#7: MotorStorm
#6: The Orange Box
..."

Clive Thompson of Wired was playing Ninja Gaiden II when he realized that after a period of time, the dead bodies didn't disappear. In all Ninja Gaiden games, the bodies disappear into the thin after you have dealt with them. Why? Well, if you kill all those people, you'll obviously be wading in dead bodies. A thought occurred to Thompson. What happens to all those people you've killed? Gaming heaven perhaps?

Sony is reportedly about to launch something similar to their greatest hits for the PS3. For those that don't know what the "Greatest Hits" line of games was, it meant that the game had sold well and gotten overall good reviews. When a game got Greatest Hits status, the price of it got dropped to about $20 and it got a "Greatest Hits" logo on the case.

Sony is supposedly about to launch something similar for the PS3 in Japan. There's a catch though! The games will sell for about 3800 yen, ...

"Boner alert! Somebody messed up and leaked Ninja Gaiden 2 screens on the Japanese Xbox.com. They realized their mistake since they have now all been removed.

Good thing I got them right here! :"

One of these days, someone will ask "Where's our 15 NEW PSX Games For Our Store" and the person will be asking on behalf both the US and European Stores. The games that have been released on the store are somewhat classics, and hopefully they will be ported to the other regions very soon. Here's the full list:

PSX Games:

  • Ape Escape
  • Athena –Awakening From The Ordinary Life-
  • ECHO NIGHT
  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Gakkou de Atta Kowai Hanashi S
  • King's Field 2
  • Major Wave Series : The Conveni 2
  • Major W...

Tecmo announced that Ninja Gaidem Sigma for the Playstation 3 will receive 3 new down loadable Survival Modes in the next couple of months. "Weapon Master", 1 of 3 new Survival Modes will be arriving to the Playstation Network on August 30, priced at $2.99. "Speed Master", 2 of 3 will arrive in late September and "Rachel Master", 3 of 3 will arrive late October...

"As always a number of interesting trends are present in this week's data. The most important of which is the trend of PS3 sales at $499 (before a new $599 sku is introduced in August). It appears that Sony's E3 comments are in fact correct - sales do appear to have doubled - at least short term. Nonetheless, sales were still just above Xbox 360 and just under PS2."

While Xbox fanboys may whine about it being merely a glossy next-gen port of a game some three years old (Ninja Gaiden Black), Tecmo's revamped Ninja Gaiden Sigma is proving an absolute wonder hit with the critics. If you listen very closely, you can hear Sony execs the world over cheering from the rooftops.

"After last week’s mini release resurgence, which perhaps topped out with Starbreeze Studios’ incredibly atmospheric pseudo RPG-edged, first-person shooter The Darkness (PS3, Xbox 360), this week sees a typical trough arriving hot on the heels of a modest peak. And so, it’s off back to the summer doldrums we go following a tantalisingly brief glimpse of what the gaming scene really should look like."

"You'd think the man in charge of one of the toughest games around would play it on the hardest difficulty, wouldn't you? Not so for Yosuka Hayashi, director and producer of Ninja Gaiden Sigma on PS3. Turns out he plays it on 'Ninja Dog', which you are offered when you die lots. But we'll forgive him because his game's looking ace.

During a quick Q&A session, Hayashi hinted that the Tecmo development team are split between the three consoles in terms of their favourites, hinting a Wii game ..."

"Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a PS3 exclusive remake of the original but with an improved combat system, updated graphics, new weapons, exclusive character, locations, and the ability to wield dual katanas.

Developed by Tecmo’s Team Ninja, the critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden series has been lauded as one of the most intense and exciting action video games ever created. The previous Ninja Gaiden on Xbox achieved an average review score of 92% (taken from over 100 individual reviews), with Ninja G..."

"1. He's always going to be wearing a jacket that's cooler than yours.
2. He's going to hit on your mom.

3. While there have been a few misses (Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 says "Hi."), Itagaki-san has a pretty solid track record, and his games are generally of high quality.
4. He's going to brag about it. A lot.

So no one is surprised when, in a recent interview, he says something like this to Game Informer:

I’d like to show everybody some of the new stuff that we’ve been working on in..."

Team Ninja's new Ninja Gaiden Sigma is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 3 on June 3, but Team Ninja has no plans to port the game to Xbox 360, according to Team Ninja's leader, Tomonobu Itagaki. Itagaki has stated, however, that Team Ninja will still support Nintendo DS and Xbox 360.

"Tecmo has released some brand new screens of their upcoming PS3 title Ninja Gaiden Sigma, which feature not only a handful of new enemies, but also the reappearance of a few familiar faces.

By Matthew Fitsko

The last time we saw Ryu Hayabusa don his all-black gear and katana was for the 2005 Xbox title Ninja Gaiden Black. Although his next-gen debut on the PlayStation 3 will essentially be a remake of the game, the new Ninja Gaiden Sigma will feature some other interesting additions, in..."