Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, containing the main trilogy is finally coming to PC as well as all modern consoles on June 10th.
The classic hack-and-slash adventure title Ninja Gaiden was once a sidescrolling platformer on retro consoles starting with NES. Years later the ninja series was modernized on the OG Xbox back in 2004, with 3D graphics and a focus on combat. The only thing that was similar was the punishing difficulty.
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Eventually, as the game became critically acclaimed, sequels, re-releases, and spin-offs spanned on multiple consoles. Although the original trilogy never hit PC.
All is now changed as in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, Koei Tecmo had announced that Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection will be coming to PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. Furthermore, the trilogy will release on Steam on June 10th. Hence, just 3 months away. Additionally, the games will miss out on the online modes. On the other hand, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi will be playable
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection contains Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Among these, the first 2 games get the most praise. Meanwhile, 3 had a somewhat poor reception due to its less challenging and more cinematic approach.
Nevertheless, PC is getting the best Ninja Gaiden games after almost a decade. Players can finally enjoy the adventures of Ryu Hayabusa in 4k, 60fps. If not more. Although no details about graphical upgrades or use of modern visuals mentioned. The games do hold pretty well even today but who does not love to see their high-end GPUs go all out.
Moreover, Ninja Gaiden Black from OG Xbox and Ninja Gaiden II from Xbox 360 are playable on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S through backward compatibility.