A real triple threat!
Have you been noticing a distinct lack of Ninja Gaiden in your life recently? Don’t worry, it’s a problem that many of us deal with at some point within our lives. Fortunately, Koei Tecmo has given all of us an easy chance to remedy that problem thanks to the release of Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection!
As the name suggests, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is a three-in-one collection of Ninja Gaiden titles: Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge. An official description for each game can be found below.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma (originally released in 2007): Vengeance is born. The greater fiend Doku, sent by the Vigoor Empire to obtain the Dark Dragon Blade, decimates Hayabusa village. Young Ryu Hayabusa sets out to avenge his clan and to take back the fallen blade from the evil empire.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (originally released in 2009): Hayabusa faces off against the Supreme Ninja Overlord, Genshin, and his Black Spider Ninja Clan in their attempt to steal the Demon Statue that has been protected by his father for generations. Hayabusa ventures around the world on a quest to retrieve the Demon Statue as he cuts down all greater fiends in his path to ultimately destroy the Archfiend.
Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge (originally released in 2012): A mysterious alchemist, the Regent of the Mask, places a deadly curse on Hayabusa, as the Dragon Sword is absorbed into his arm causing great pain and suffering. While he struggles with his curse, the Regent intends to destroy the world within 7 days – meaning Hayabusa must overcome his agonizing fate to stop the Regent and save the world.
Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection is now available for purchase on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The collection can only be purchased digitally (sorry, physical collectors, I feel your pain), and comes in both Standard and Deluxe Editions, with the latter featuring a digital artbook and soundtrack. Interested in learning even more about this game before picking it up for yourself? Then feel free to check out Hey Poor Player’s official Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection review!