Ninja Gaiden II releases in a few weeks, but it could be the last time you take up the sword of Ryu Hayabusa. According to comments made by creator, Tomonobu Itagaki, this game could be the final one in the Ninja Gaiden franchise.
"Personally I think we were able to create the definitive 3D game in this series so I'm not planning on making any other games in the series," said Itagaki. "So I hope fans treat this as a swan song for the franchise."
We admire his desire to move onto something new, but predict that if his next game isn't well received he'll be running right back to Ryu with open arms.