The catalog of Team Ninja is rather varied, the Japanese studio has made a name for itself with fighting games dead or alive then action games Ninja Gaidenbefore turning to other titles such as nioh. The team is currently working on Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty and Rise of the Roninexpected in 2023 and 2024.
But Team Ninja obviously wants to put its old licenses back in the spotlight. At a conference in South Korea during the G-Starstudio president Fumihiko Yasuda claimed thatit provides for reboots of dead or alive and Ninja Gaiden, and hope to be able to give fans more information as soon as possible. Contacted by VGC, the editor Koei-Tecmo however stated that there was nothing to announce at this time.
As a reminder, in 2020, the chairman of Team Ninja already announced that they wanted to make a new Ninja Gaidenand last year, Fumihiko Yasuda was still talking about the return of the franchise, resulting from a simple Master Collection. As saying that statements by the president of Team Ninja are to be taken with tweezersand as mentioned above, the studio is already busy with Rise of the Ronin and Wo Long: Fallen Dynastywhich you can pre-order for €69.99 on Amazon.
Update : creative director Tom Lee shared a press release, relayed by Gematsutempering Fumihiko Yasuda’s statements:
Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden are two longtime mainstays of Team Ninja. These acclaimed titles are synonymous with the history and reputation of our studio. It goes without saying that when we talk about the development of our past and future projects, these two important titles cannot but be mentioned. However, there are no details or information to share on either of these franchises at this time. Like many of our dedicated fans, we share the excitement for the return of these beloved titles. And rest assured that we will provide appropriate information (if and) when that day arrives.
Writer – Tester