The Nintendo Direct that happened today brought good news for fans of all consoles, not just Nintendo’s dinky Switch.
Koei Tecmo and Team NINJA are bringing some much-loved classics back from the past for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
The Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection has been announced for all consoles and PC and it’ll package in three Ninja Gaiden game when it releases on June 10th, 2021.
So what’s in the package? Three games: Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer’s Edge, along with most of the previously released game modes and DLC outfits.
What’s with “most”? Good question, and it’s one that Koei Tecmo decided to answer in the description box on the game’s YouTube trailer:
* Online multiplayer is not available for the “TAG MISSIONS” in NINJA GAIDEN Σ2. * The “Clan Battle” for “Shadows of the World” in NINJA GAIDEN 3 Razor’s Edge is not included. Online multiplayer is not available for “Ninja Trials”. *”NINJA GAIDEN Σ2″ and “NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge” are available in Traditional Chinese.
“NINJA GAIDEN is one of the most important and monumental titles for the Team NINJA brand, but we haven’t been able to release the series title on current generation platforms, so I am very delighted to be able to release it in this format as a trilogy,” says Yosuke Hayashi, Chief Head of Team NINJA. “If you enjoy challenging action games, we hope you will give it a try.”
Adds Fumihiko Yasuda, Head of Team NINJA: “NINJA GAIDEN is the origin of Team NINJA’s action games, and I hope that not only fans of the series, but also fans of the Nioh series will play these games. I hope that the day will come soon when I can provide information about the next game in the NINJA GAIDEN series, which I’ve been continuously saying that I want to develop, but until then, please play as the ‘super ninja’ Ryu Hayabusa in the NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection.”
There’s no word on what, if any, enhancements the games will get in this re-release package, but it would be fair to assume that they’ll run nicely and maybe even at slightly higher resolutions. We’ll see…