The upcoming Ninja Gaiden Master Collection only features the Sigma versions of the gory slash-’em-up titles as the original editions were lost, developer Team Ninja has revealed.
Chatting with Famitsu magazine, Fumihiko Yasuda, the brand manager at Team Ninja, offer insight as to why the original versions of Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Gaiden II, and Ninja Gaiden III are not included in the package.
I am aware there are pros and cons. For me personally, Ninja Gaiden II was my debut, and so I have a deep feeling for it. But there’s another reason for this choice. To be honest, there are only fragments of the data that remain. We couldn’t salvage them.
However, when developing Sigma Plus and Sigma Plus 2 [on PS Vita], we got as much of this kind of data together as we could and organized it. Because we use utilize that is the reason why we selected Sigma.
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Ninja Gaiden Master Collection includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and will launch for PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One on June 10, 2021.