Ninja Gaiden III will “change the paradigm” in comparison to its predecessor, producer Yosuke Hayashi told VideoGamer during an event in London today. Hayashi went as far as calling Ninja Gaiden II “outdated,” saying big changes are coming to the third game.
“The good things we want to improve more and bad things we want to change,” he said. “Most of all, basically, for the previous series – Ninja Gaiden II is already outdated, I feel. That’s why, as you see, the industry evolution for game creation and game development already has been changed and paradigm shifted.
“That’s why it’s important for Ninja Gaiden III – we want to have it brand new, and we’re going to create a Ninja Gaiden III from full scratch and change the paradigm.”
“Overviewing Ninja Gaiden starting from Ninja Gaiden 1“, he said. “1 is more focused on cutting people with the sword and katana, and [referring to Ninja Gaiden II‘s buckets of blood] in the second we challenged the expression after cutting.”
Hayashi says the third game is “focusing more on how to cut people, and the sense of cutting.” Protagonist Ryu Hayabusa will be portrayed as “a Japanese dark hero”.