There's blood everywhere in the Ninja Gaiden series, especially so in Ninja Gaiden 2, where players can dismember limbs from the enemies. But with the PlayStation 3 tweaking, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Tecmo is actually ratcheting back the on-screen violence, according to an interview with the game's director and producer Yosuke Hayashi over at Games Radar.
"Each game has its own concept and with Ninja Gaiden 2, the focus was on extreme violence," said Hayashi. "But with Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, we really questioned whether violence is a necessity for a game, so we decided to move away from that trend. So the violence 'approach' is not the way we approached the development of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Being able to unlock higher levels of gore would be out of kilter with the concept of the game."
Well, that's a new one.