Speaking exclusively to Play Magazine, Team Ninja producer Yosuke Hayashi has fired a volley across Platinum Games’ bow, stating that their universally acclaimed Bayonetta is already dated in the game design department.
Revealing how Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden III is built from the ground up considering its predecessor is deemed somewhat antiquated to the developer, Hayashi-san extended the slight put-down to his rival’s action title. He said:
I think Ninja Gaiden II is already outdated. That’s why we are making Ninja Gaiden III from scratch. Bayonetta has some good stuff but Bayonetta is old, game design wise, already.
The producer went on to dismiss the Gaiden series’ renown difficulty. Claiming they don’t care about how hard the game is, as it’s not their primary focus, fans should still be satified with the ninja’s third outing. He states:
Difficulty level is not the main element we are focusing on. The focus we have is that a new Ryu Hayabusa is the main character for Ninja Gaiden III. Also, we are aiming to be the number one 3D action game. If we can do that we are fine not focusing on difficulty level. We don’t care. But to prevent misunderstanding, Ninja Gaiden fans will still really love it. That is our responsibility. We make sure the fans of the series are satisfied by our game.