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Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a definite buy for me when it’s released in the UK early next month (supposedly), so I’m intrigued to know more about the DLC that will eventually be made available for NGS. The revelation came in a Q&A session on the official PLAYSTATION US Forums:
Q: Do you guys plan to take advantage of PSN and add downloadable content similar to what you did with the Hurricane Packs?
A: We’ll be making an announcement regarding our plans for downloadable content soon. The content will have some amazing depth for a download!
I hope it’s free! Probably won’t be though. It will be interesting to see just what the DLC contains.
There are some other mildly interesting bits of info, such as ideas for Home trophies in future Team Ninja games (came too late to feature in NGS), first play through of NGS should take around 20hrs to complete and no denial or confirmation about Dead or Alive coming to the PS3. Personally I’d prefer the proper Ninja Gaiden sequel over DoA but I think that may be a 360 exclusive.
When you get the final version of the game. It will see how much of the demo you’ve played and reward you with some Yellow Essence, basically your in-game cash. You can use that at the start of the game to buy items, power-up your weapons. What a great idea! Some people spend a lot of time on demos. Now you will finally get rewarded for playing the demo. Hopefully future demos will have this feature.
It’s a little unusual that the one disc based title that I’m most looking forward to on the PS3 between now and September, is a remake of a 2 year old Xbox game.
As bizarre as it sounds that’s the current situation I find myself in. It’s a good job the game in question is heralded as one of the best games in the Action Adventure genre, 2nd only to Devil May Cry of course .
I hope it gets good reviews or I’m going to be one very disappointed gamer.
Haven’t we seen this before? Blasting little micro-organisms to little bitty pieces? I’ll forgive you if you’re confused, because this post is not about Blast Factor. It’s about another downloadable game, coming to a PS3 near you, called Nucleus. It’s developed by Kuju’s Surrey studio.
1UP describes the game like this:
For instance, Nucleus doesn’t take place in outer space, but in “Inner Space” (no relation to the film, as far as we know). And instead of shooting aliens, you fight bacteria while swimming around blood cells and collecting proteins. Players control a “remote unit” which looks a bit like a sperm cell. It, ahem, squirts, shoots, and deploys protein bombs (once enough protein has been collected). To gain more protein, players need to shoot cells that release it.
I hope that this game is a lot better than Blast Factor was. It certainly looks prettier, and uses more of the screen. (That’s a pet peeve of mine about Blast Factor.) Truth to tell, I still like the look of Super Stardust HD better. We’ll have to see once these games come out…
According to IGN, a demo of Ninja Gaiden is coming to the PSN near the end of April:
In the latest issue of Japan’s Famitsu Weekly, Ninja Gaiden Sigma director Yosuke Hayashi revealed plans to make a playable demo of the game available on the PlayStation Network starting 4/27. The demo will include one specially created chapter that won’t be in the final version and will allow players to use a large number of weapons from the start.
Normally I wouldn’t get this kind of game, but I’ll definitely check out the demo to see what all the fuss is about. I just hope that it comes to the North American PSN as well…