Microsoft last week announced Ninja Blade for Xbox 360, an action-adventure game that follows a modern-day ninja in his quest to rid Tokyo from a mutant, infectious disease (and you know how nasty those can be). No other information was divulged, but the game is scheduled for release some time next year.
The news comes three months after Ninja Gaiden creator Tomonobu Itagaki resigned from Tecmo, casting uncertainty on the future of the venerable hack 'n slash franchise, a void Ninja Blade seemingly hopes to capitalize on.
Though expected, the embattled Tecmo has yet to announce a sequel to Ninja Gaiden 2.
This story, "Ninja Blade Due for Xbox 360" was originally published by GamePro.