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New Ninja Gaiden Not in Development, But There is Still Hope – Director Says

The series director Fumihiko Yasuda revealed in a recent interview that no new Ninja Gaiden title is currently being developed. Still, he feels like resuming the shelved video game series one day.

After Team Ninja officially announced that there will be several new announcements this year, many fans speculated on the return of a new Ninja Gaiden. This assumption has now been taken out of the sails: In a new interview with VGC, Fumihiko Yasuda, the series director of the Japanese video game series, revealed that no new part is currently being worked on and nothing is planned in this regard.

Nevertheless, you should not give up hope for a new Ninja Gaiden series. In the exact wording, the director said: “[There are] no plans currently, but I’ve always wanted to make a new installment in the series, so here’s hoping for that!”

So the director is by no means averse to reviving the once-popular franchise. Because this is not currently planned, it could be a while before a new title is published.

Yasuda is aware that a large part of the fans would have preferred a fourth part as Nioh 2. Because other ninja games such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are now also on the market, there would be a lot of great inspirations to deliver a great game one day.

In addition, Yasuda announced that a potential successor to the Nioh series should also appear for the Xbox. The developers can look back on the long history of this platform. The first title of the new Ninja Gaiden series was released in 2004 for the Xbox and later also for the PS3.

The last title from the series went on sale in 2012. After Yasuda worked as a level designer on Ninja Gaiden 2, he took over the direction of the third part. Should there actually be a sequel, he would most likely be directing again.