Tomonobu Itagaki of Team Ninja has declared the end of Ninja Gaiden with NG II, an exclusive to Xbox360.
He wants to move onto something "completely new" and fans should treat the latest game "as a swan song for the franchise." A sad day indeed for Ninja's everywhere.
"Personally I think we were able to create the definitive 3D game in this series so I'm not planning on making any other games in the series," said Itagaki, adding: "So I hope fans treat this as a swan song for the franchise."
Any notion of a Ninja Gaiden last stand on the PS3 Itagaki deemed "that would be ridiculous", he wants to work on something that's "totally new, completely unrelated to anything I've done before. Not any part of any existing franchises."
He's expressed an interest in working with a US developer on "a game based on the Pacific Theater." Interesting...
"I think we were able to achieve everything we wanted with this game so anything else would be extraneous," said Itagaki on Ninja Gaiden II, sourced from .
Ninja Gaiden II is released on Xbox360 this June.