Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, has branded the PlayStation 3 title Ninja Gaiden Sigma as “no good.”
Speaking in an interview with CVG, Itagaki elaborated on his viewpoint, commenting, “Despite the fact that it's on a 'next-generation' console there's no evolution whatsoever. That was made not by me, but one of my sub-ordinates who basically tried to copy the success of Ninja Gaiden.”
When pushed on the possibility of the sequel, Ninja Gaiden II, coming to the PS3 at some point, he added, “We've announced it as an Xbox 360 exclusive, but I don't own Tecmo the company. But if that were to ever happen it would be a loss of face for everyone involved.”
Despite this, Sigma’s director, Yosuke Hayashi, has frequently voiced his optimism for developing on Sony’s latest home console, previously commenting, "I have heard much criticism of the PS3, but I am confident that Ninja Gaiden Sigma will demonstrate how powerful the PS3 really is.