The previously listed trilogy re-release has been officially confirmed: Team Ninja is going to release its three previous games.
Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja are making Ninja Gaiden’s reboot trilogy’s second versions multiplatform (in the first two games, these are the Sigma games, although the first one’s Sigma was the third variant as it had a Black version as well; in the third game’s case, the subtitle was Razor’s Edge – mostly aimed for PlayStation platforms, with the third one first popping up on the Nintendo Wii U, followed by PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 versions), as the games will head to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam). 2007’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma, 2009’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and 2012’s Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will include all DLC on the quarter of platforms.
„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. If you enjoy challenging action games, we hope you will give it a try,” said Team Ninja chief head Yosuke Hayashi in a press release. „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,” Team Ninja head Fumihiko Yasuda added.
The trilogy also has a collaboration with Nioh 2: „[…] The nostalgic yet timeless action of the three games offers a highly responsive and challenging experience – with battles that require defensive and offensive moves similar to fighting games. Players can enjoy playing as the fan-favourite ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, alongside the additional characters such as Ayane, Rachel, Momiji and Kasumi as they appeared in the original version of the games. Master your favourite characters in intense action-packed battles like only the em>Ninja Gaiden series can deliver.
To celebrate the reveal of Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Team Ninja will also run a special collaboration with Nioh 2. The development team have created the “Dragon Ninja” skin, which players can use to transform themselves into Ryu Hayabusa, the protagonist of Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection. Players who own Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC) or Nioh 2 (PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4) can download this costume for use in-game starting on February 18,” the press release says.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will launch on June 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.