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.
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.
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma
- Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
- Boku no Natsuyasumi 3
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)
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.
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!
What's most impressive, though, is the final framerate and resolution count. With some advanced effects like self-shading, you'd expect the normal 720p at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps, right? No. Team Ninja is actually delivering those advanced graphical techniques with a persistant 60fps at an astounding 1080p! Hayashi claims that no game has yet to do that, neither on the 360 or the PS3. We can't wait to see it in action.
- Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer
- Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Call of Duty 3 (Japan)
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma (Japan)
- Amored Core 4 (Korea)
- Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom (Korea)
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.
- 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
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?
Ninja Gaiden: Sigma is complete, will sneak into American stores 7/3
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.
Final Ninja Gaiden Sigma boxart appears
As you can tell from the box, it's rated M (for Mothers, Protect Thy Young) and has a neat little fire going on in the background. Some ninja person is in the forefront, but we don't care about lil' ol' Ryu. We want to see that fire! It looks pretty nice, for boxart. There have been some awful boxarts in the past. Just awful. Anyway, this just goes to show you how near the release of this title truly is.
- The Godfather trailer
- The Wheelman trailer
- Stranglehold trailer
- Gauntlet II video
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma trailer
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo
- Virtua Tennis 3 demo
Awesome! I haven't checked out the Virtua Tennis demo yet, but that's what later today is for! As for the trailers and videos, check them at your leisure. They're probably pretty cool, too.
Also included in today's update is a demo for Virtua Tennis, and various trailers.
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