Ninja Gaiden Master Collection - Catch-All

What Is it?
Remastered versions of Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge in one convenient collection.

Where Can I Play It?
Xbox One

Release Date: June 10, 2021

The hype:

PS4 Announcement Trailer

Switch Announcement Trailer (Nintendo Direct)

This thread is for getting hype for the new remasters, reminisicing about good times with the originals and for talking shop once we get our hands on the games this June.

No PC release... Aarrghh

Any word on any changes, tweaks, etc. that they're making?

garion333 wrote:

Any word on any changes, tweaks, etc. that they're making?

I haven't been able to find anything. It's still early days as far as their marketing campaign is concerned but I hope there's some developer interviews or other deep dives in the next month or so.

My initial thoughts here - aside from frame rates, texture work and making everything extra shiny - is that they'll leave the gameplay untouched and won't even do much in the way of modern QoL improvements. I know these games are famous for their camera system that likes to work against the player but I don't think they're going to change this either, seeing as it's become such a core part of the experience. This is only my gut feeling

The Sigma games did not feature blood so for me, an option to toggle on blood vs. that purple stuff would be nice but certainly not a deal breaker as someone who's only been exposed to NG and NG2 on Xbox.

KramNesnah wrote:

No PC release... Aarrghh

They've announced it for Steam, unless I'm missing something here...

Whoops... call me stupid! Somehow I missed the clear spelling of “Steam” in your original post. My eye just slid over that.

Great to see! I always wanted to play these, now I will be able to.

I think I want this game, but do I really want to replay the original?

Which one in particular, or all of them?

I am thinking of Ninja Gaiden Sigma which I played the original and black.

Vanilla NG on OG Xbox was tough and had the added challenge of being a bit of a Metroidvania, if my memory serves? A bit too much exploration for my liking. Only got to the city and met the dinosaur things before I called it.

I get the feeling NG2 doesn't have the same nostalgia as 1 but I much preferred its straight-forward structure.

I've been in my new home office since late October and haven't gotten around to personalizing or decorating until now.

The social media advertising has been getting at me hard lately! (I've got a couple Dark Souls-inspired posters that still need to find a home on the wall)

I love the NES games, but I've never played any of the reboot series. I'm looking forward to trying these out.