While many people think Fruit Ninja is a recent phenomenon, it actually debuted in arcades way back in the late 1980s. Developer Halfbrick has announced a new batch of DLC for Fruit Ninja Kinect to give users a chance to look back on Fruit Ninja’s heyday. The “8-bit Cartridge” DLC effectively restores the original Fruit Ninja visuals and chiptune music that anyone over 25 will remember from the smoke-filled game halls of their youth.
I’ve always had a complicated relationship with stealth games. On the one hand, I love sneaking around and plotting out how I’m going to take out every enemy in a given room. On the other, I get frustrated easily when a game has very specific goals in mind for me and I can’t really deviate from the norm without ruining the playthrough.
Team Ninja’s hype train has just left the station, as they are hard at work convincing us that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the Wii U will actually be good this time. “We left out some of the things the series was well-known for. We did leave some of our fans out,” said Team Ninja head-honcho Yosuke Hayashi.
For those of you who played 2009′s Mini Ninjas and thought, “If only I were able to directly control lil’ Hiro with my own lithe ninja body,” Square Enix and Side-kick Ltd. have just the thing
Fruit Ninja might not really need updating – it’s pretty feature-complete if there is fruit for you to slice, and you can slice it – but Halfbrick is adding content to the mobile game anyway in honor of its two-year anniversary. The new update will be live May 24. Gutsu and Truffles join the cast (in other words, Sensei), bringing with them a shop where you can purchase powerups that add time, deflect bombs, or explode, in exchange for Starfruit, a new currency that you earn in-game
Tecmo Koei’s revenues for the fiscal year, ended March 31, were 35.5 billion yen ($443.8 million), up 10.7 percent year over year.
Ninja Gaiden 3 has received its first downloadable content package, available as a bundle or as a selection of paid and free downloads. They include weaponry missing from the main game, and items for the multiplayer mode. Metal Claws for multiplayer, new Ninja Trials missions, and character customization items can all be bought separately or as a full set for $9.99 (800 MS Points).
Yikes, talk about a big bloody mess. Ninja Gaiden 3 missed the mark on a lot of the elements veterans expected from the series. Complaints include the game’s notorious difficulty being diminished, compromised AI and — maybe, worst of all — that it’s boring