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Nioh a ‘triumphant return’ for Koei Tecmo as it eyes the western market

Nioh’s success was never set in stone. The title’s chaotic development started back in 2004, but it only hit shelves this February. An even bigger surprise was director Fumihiko Yasuda’s assertion that the concept of the game had “remained the same throughout development.”  So how could a game whose life …

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When Dark Souls met Ninja Gaiden: Team Ninja talks Nioh

2016 is seeing the release of several much-awaited and long in development titles. This month sees Final Fantasy XV – originally announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy XIII Versus – while The Last Guardian, which began development in 2007, is set to hit shelves in December. But the start of …

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Eastern gamers far more critical of Nioh difficulty than those in the West

Team Ninja has published the results of a survey taken by those who recently tried the first playable alpha of upcoming PS4 title Nioh. The game has, like so many others, followed the lead of Dark Souls, not least of which when it comes to difficulty. Surprisingly, Asian gamers expressed …

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Nioh PS4 demo lets users choose between resolution and framerate

An open beta for Koei Tecmo’s upcoming action game Nioh includes a graphical option typically more familiar to PC gamers. The 4GB Nioh beta, which is available to download now on PSN in the UK, allows users to choose between two graphics modes – Movie and Action. The former prioritises …

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Backlash concerns keeping Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 out of western markets

Koei Tecmo’s Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 won’t be heading to western territories due to fear of backlash over the game’s representation of women, developer Team Ninja has said. In a post answering a fan question on the officialDead or Alive Facebook page, a representative from the company stated it …

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Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 out in 2016, with PlayStation VR support

Team Ninja has confirmed a third entry in the Dead or Alive Xtreme series – and it’s going to support Sony’s virtual reality headset. Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 was announced last week at the Tokyo Game Show. Confirmed characters were selected via fan vote and include Marie Rose, Honoka, …

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Team Ninja is making the next Dissidia Final Fantasy game

Square Enix has confirmed that Koei Tecmo’s Team Ninja studio is to develop a Dissidia Final Fantasy title for arcades. Siliconera reports that the announcement was made at the Closed Conference 2015 event in Japan, attended by Sony Computer Entertainment president Atsushi Morita. He confirmed that the game is being …

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Dead or Alive producer on female representation: ‘There is a cultural barrier between Japan and the West’

The producer for Dead or Alive has told MCV that controversy over the series’ approach to female representation may be the result of a cultural clash. Asked whether the growing discussion over female representation in the games industry had raised questions during development about the game’s approach to female characters …

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will launch without online play on PC

Team Ninja has confirmed that upcoming brawler Dead or Alive 5 Last Round won’t offer online gameplay at launch. Furthermore, online won’t be added in until a patch that’s currently scheduled to arrive three months after launch. It is presumed that the game will have full online functionality at launch …

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