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PS3 Fanboy giveaway: Ninja Gaiden Sigma

PS3 and PSP Fanboy wants you to have the greatest summer ever. Each week, there'll be something new to do on either PSP or PS3 Fanboy ... and each week, we'll be giving away a copy of this summer's biggest titles.

This week, we're giving away a copy of Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Get ready to get your butt kicked by Team Ninja's finest creation yet. To enter, simply make a comment to this post. Entries will only be accepted until 7/7/07. One winner will be randomly selected out of the eligible entries. Please note that the giveaway is open US residents only, 18 years or older. For complete rules and regulations, click here.

Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of July 2nd

We know you're still playing The Darkness and Rainbow Six, but the games don't stop coming. So finish those up quickly before you sink your teeth into this week's offering.

US Games
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma
EU Games
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Asian Games
  • Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
  • Boku no Natsuyasumi 3
Ninja-tastic. All games are region free and, as usual, release dates are subject to the whim of the fates, so check with your game shop before wasting a trip.

European PSN releases for June 29th

We've had two weeks of good PSN updates so far. Can Sony make it a hat-trick with a third? In short, yes. Check the full release list below.
  • Super Stardust HD (£4.99)
  • Championship Sprint (£1.99)
  • Gauntlet 2 (£1.99)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo (free)
  • Superman Returns BD trailer (free)
  • Full Metal Jacket BD trailer (free)
That's right. Sony were good to their word and have released Super Stardust HD worldwide within 24 hours. This is an excellent game and we will have a review up before too long to tell you exactly why. The other two available games (ah, it feels good to be able to say that ... ) are midway remakes, so have a think about it before you buy. Having said that, we've heard that Gauntlet 2 was pretty good online.

The Ninja Gaiden demo is a must get, if you haven't already nabbed if from the US store. Hopefully it will be compatible with the full title's in-game rewards for completing the demo, as the US version will be. Keep these killer updates coming, Sony.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma to have downloadable content of 'amazing depth'

Recently, Sony hosted a message board based Q&A session with Yosake Hayashi, the director of Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, where he fielded questions from various readers about the upcoming action title. It's a great read and covers a wide variety of topics from the number of difficulty levels (five) to their support of Home (no -- but look for unique Home support in future products).

The most interesting question though, had to do with downloadable content. When a reader brought up the Hurricane Packs for the original Xbox version, Hayashi responded with, "We'll be making an announcement regarding our plans for downloadable content soon. The content will have some amazing depth for a download!"

No additional information was given but considering their track record with DLC, we should be able to expect something pretty cool from them later this year. Further on in the Q&A session, he also hinted that we may be hearing about the next Team NINJA title sooner than we expected, by saying that "There could be an announcement coming in the very near future ..." but that until then we should enjoy Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Perhaps an E3 announcement about a second Team NINJA PS3 title? We'll find out soon!

PlayStation 3 is getting more Team Ninja titles

There are few developers out there who are as outspoken about the power and potential of the PlayStation 3 as Yosuke Hayashi, the fellow behind Ninja Gaiden: Sigma. He has repeatedly defended the PS3 from developer criticism and has gone so far as to imply that developers who are having problems with the PS3 should just try harder. So it should come as no surprise that Ninja Gaiden: Sigma is not going to be Team Ninja's solitary PlayStation 3 title. In an interview with Eurogamer, Hayashi commented:

"As I said, people who complain about the difficulty of creating games for PS3 should get out, right? While I'm saying that kind of thing, if I get out myself, then what I say doesn't mean anything! So, I should stay - right?"

While no further details were given (the whole interview has not been published yet), it's great to hear that Sony has such strong support from one of the top Japanese development teams. If NG:S is any indication of what to expect from them in the future, we have a lot to look forward to.

Worldwide PS3 releases for the week of June 11th

Ready to discover Sony's release plans for this week? Us too. Let's get started.

US Games
  • Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer
EU Games
  • Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Asian Games
  • Call of Duty 3 (Japan)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Japan)
  • Amored Core 4 (Korea)
  • Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Korea)
Hooray. Another movie tie-in. Just what we English speakers have been waiting for. At least the Japanese will be having some fun this week with Ninja Gaiden. Knowing their mad skills they'll have completed it by the time it's released in the west in a couple of weeks. If you need something to occupy you until then, then you might want to pick up my new book - How to generalise an entire nation in a single sentence: It's easy with my three step program..

If you're particularly language savvy, or you can deal with just looking at the pretty pictures and not the words, then feel free to import any of the Asian releases. You may not be able to read those funny squiggles, but your PS3 can. Release dates are subject to constant change, so check with your retailer just in case.

European PSN releases for June 8th

Those of you who enjoy your beat-em-ups will no doubt be pleased with the recent European PSN update. As well as a couple of trailers for upcoming PS3 games, Sony gave us Mortal Kombat 2. The full release list is as follows.

  • Mortal Kombat 2 (£1.99)
  • Colin McRae: DiRT trailer (free)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma trailer (free)

Isn't it is nice to finally get some playable content with a name that doesn't start with "Go!"? MK2 is a worthwhile purchase, especially considering the low price. We reviewed it in May (back when the Americans got it), giving it a score of nothing-to-write-home-about out of ten. Things can only get better for the PSN though, with upcoming releases of Calling All Cars and Super Stardust HD. Will removing the spines of our friends over the internet keep us occupied until then? We hope so.

Ninja Gaiden: Sigma will reward you for playing the demo

As if PS3 owners didn't have enough reasons already to play the incredibly awesome Ninja Gaiden: Sigma demo, Team Ninja is giving us yet another. IGN writes that in the full version, you will be rewarded with an amount of in-game currency (Yellow Essence) depending on how far you've gotten in the demo, allowing you to purchase power-ups and items at the very beginning of the game. Did you unlock Rachel's level? Well you'll get a nice little bonus waiting for you when you start up the final version. Nothing jaw-dropping, but it's definitely a cool plus for those of you who have put in your time on the free demo and a handy leg-up for beginners.

It would be great to see other developers do things like this -- it's always kind of a bummer if you've spent a ton of time on the demo and have nothing to show for it in the full version of the game. Even if it's just pulling in your race times from the Motorstorm demo, that would be really cool. Do you guys know of any other games that have this kind of demo - full version integration?

This week's crazy Japanese ads

The Japanese sure have crazy advertisements. Our favorite this week? The ad for FolksSoul (aka Folklore). The newly released demo highlights the title's unique SIXAXIS controls, where shaking your control can suck the soul out of a monster. But, what happens when that concept becomes too real? Check out this commercial, and a strange Ninja Gaiden Sigma ad, after the cut.

Continue reading This week's crazy Japanese ads

European PS3 owners give Sony important feedback

ThreeSpeech recently asked European PS3 owners how they Sony did for their recent March launch, asking if there were any surprises, good or bad, what gamers liked and didn't like about the system, and finally inquiring if they would recommend the system to friends. So far, over 130 comments have been posted and most responses are similar to what we've already heard over here. We want games! Comments suggest the PlayStation Store needs additional content and more frequent updates. While impressions of Motorstorm and Resistance are very positive, it seems everyone is still clamoring for a system-killer title. Lair, Heavenly Sword and Ninja Gaiden seem to be on many European PS3 wish lists, as well as the Sony online community Home.

Although currently, North American PS3 owners are receiving almost weekly updates to the PlayStation Store, it wasn't until late February that the updates started to pick up. So perhaps in a few weeks, three months after the European launch to be exact, content will start to arrive at a more steady and constant pace. And as for that one game, destined to sell PS3 systems along with it, be patient. As recent impressions from the Sony Gamer's Day imply, we may soon have more than just one system-killer title to choose from.

[Via PSXExtreme]

SGD '07: Ninja Gaiden: Sigma screenshots - Eight of them

New screenies! Pretty ones, at that. I loved this game on the Xbox and I have a feeling I'm going to love it again on the PS3 when it's released on July 3rd. In the meantime, be sure to check out these screenshots for your Ninja Gaiden fix. Including one which shows some Rachel gameplay. Those blood and fire effects look great. I could go on, but I'll let you look at them for yourselves. Enjoy.

Gallery: Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden: Sigma is complete, will sneak into American stores 7/3

Tecmo held a press event in Japan earlier today titled 'Tecmo's Nite Out 07,' where they announced their upcoming line-up of games. Like the other recent Gamer's Days, this was held as a kind of company-specific alternative to the now defunct E3, which would normally be held about now. A number of new titles were announced, and even though there was nothing new announced for the PlayStation 3, we did get some good news.

According to IGN, the director of Ninja Gaiden: Sigma, Yosuke Hayashi, took the stage to announce to the assembled press that they had recently wrapped up development on the highly anticipated re-make of the Xbox classic. They also announced release dates of June 14th in Japan and July 3rd in North America. Unfortunately, no European date was announced. Guess we'll have to wait on Eidos for more details on that.

This means that I have approximately two months to polish up my Ryu skills. I never really played the Xbox ones, so I have been getting my ass handed to me by the demo. The plethora of health items is helpful, but the lack of saves is annoying. Good lord, is it pretty though.

TGS videos attack! Pick your poison... or wine... whichever

A gameplay video of Coded Arms Assault is now available for your viewing pleasure. It looks all right. It doesn't seem like too much of a separation from standard FPS titles, but it's worth a look if you're an FPS junkie.

There's also a gorgeous Ridge Racer 7 gameply video. It looks better than all right. Mostly awesome. Just look at that gorgeous car go around that gorgeous track... and rear-end that other car. It's pretty sweet.

Also, a Ninja Gaiden Sigma trailer is up and running. If you guys were right, those who've played Ninja Gaiden Black won't see too much new here. But then again, maybe so. Let us know.

Here's a gameplay video of Lair also. What can we say? Dragons, flying, destruction... it's something special, to be sure.

Lastly, there's a gameplay video of Devil May Cry 4. Besides the fact the person playing it has no idea what he's doing (sorry, but it's true, unless the controls have changed completely), the game looks astoundingly good. Bias? Sure. But it does. If you mention the cape/sword clipping, that's true, but that in no way should detract from your enjoyment of the game.

Anyway, we'll keep you informed of other game videos and other stuff as we get our news from the Joystiq staff that had the honor of being there.

Some Ninja Gaiden Sigma scans... that was fast!

Well, just as soon as we reported on Ninja Gaiden's roll onto the PS3, there are already a large portion of scans to check out. Granted, they're small. Granted, they're blurry. But this does point out a few things: the game seems further along than a "just announced" title. Unless, of course, the scans are not of gameplay (some clearly aren't, others are harder to discern).

There have been conflicting reports that this game is either a) a whole new Ninja Gaiden chapter or b) a port of Ninja Gaiden Black with added content. It's been confirmed there is a Ninja Gaiden 2 in the works, but is this it? Only a true veteran of the previous games could know -- what say you, veteran ninja of awesome? Do any of these scans look overly familiar? Let us know!


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