Koei Tecmo just renewed the Ninja Gaiden Trademark, and this could mean that the company is either doing the boilerplate trademark renewal, or is it a sign of a new title or maybe a remaster coming soon? We have seen more reports of a Ninja Gaiden Remaster listing come up more often.
Ninja Gaiden Trademark renewal could mean a series comeback
Ninja Gaiden is one of the gaming’s worlds most coveted hack and slash games in the style of God of War and Devil May Cry that had the difficulty of a Dark Souls game before the game was even made.
Combining rigorous and fast paced hack and slash combat with difficult enemies and bosses, Ninja Gaiden is a name that has had games as early as the first Xbox, but was last seen on the PS3, Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii-U. Since then the series has been dormant with no new entry or remaster on the current-generation systems.
The trademark filing was first discovered by Gematsu.
Perhaps as we enter the final stretch of the current generation and into the next-generation, the company sees a potential of a Ninja Gaiden Trilogy Remaster or a new entry to spar up interest in the IP.
Harder games have become a popular demand for gamers now, spawning its own genre known as the souls-like. This is inspired by the Dark Souls series and even spin-off games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and even the recent Demon’s Souls Remake for the PS5.
Perhaps now would be an opportune time for the company to reintroduce Ryu Hayabusa to the world of gaming and to an audience looking to have a more challenging game in a brand new genre.
While Devil May Cry 5 on harder difficulties can be compared to Ninja Gaiden at some points, the story and characters of Ninja Gaiden are also among the highlights for the series itself.
With all the digital gaming events for 2021 already done and dusted, we will have to wait for 2021 to look forward to any gaming announcements Koei Tecmo has to make in the gaming line-up.