It was way back in 1988 when Ryu Haybusa first graced the videogaming scene, with the classic Ninja Gaiden making waves. From there, Hayabusa and the series as a whole would expand considerably, with multiple editions and variations of the side-scrolling beat ’em up giving players the chance to hone their ninja skills. Now though three of Hayabusa’s finest have been brought together as one with the arrival of the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection.
Available to purchase and download this very minute on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam, Ninja Gaiden Master Collection combines three titles that were originallt released from 2007 onwards, with Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 and Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge all helping fill out the bundle.
Priced at £32.99 in Standard Form from the Xbox Store, these three games give players the opportunity to enjoy the most heated of battles, against some of the most fearsome opponents in gaming history, as Hayabusa, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji and Kasumi (all mainstays of the Dead or Alive franchise now too) work tag team lines in order to find success.
Whether you are a newcomer to the whole Ninja Gaiden scene, or a veteran with fond memories of the series from years gone by, the Master Collection will not just deliver the chance to enjoy some fast-paced white-knuckle fights, but also includes most of the previously released game modes, and a host of DLC for good measure.
You can then add in a behind-the-scenes look at the Ninja Gaiden series as a whole as the Deluxe Edition adds in a digital art book some 70 pages in length, along with 180 tracks found in the soundtrack. You pay a little extra for this, but we think the £35.99 is more than reasonable – especially when you consider the amount of content.
Our full review of Ninja Gaiden Master Collection on Xbox is currently in the works and will be found swiping its way towards your eyes before you know it.
In the meantime, the digital stores of your choosing will allow access to the Master Collection on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC. The link above will whisk you straight to the Xbox Store pages.
Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this one title. Each title is still just as fun as you remember while providing the same high speed action of the original releases. Look forward to heated battles with fearsome opponents! In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, 4 other characters, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji, and Kasumi, are also playable. You can create a tag team with your favorite characters and freely swap out the playable character during battles. ※The heroines included in this title are the same as the original versions. In addition, the characters that are playable and scenes (modes) vary for each title. All of the previously released game modes and DLC costumes for each title are included in this one set. In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, each of the other characters also have many different costumes to choose from, allowing you to enjoy action packed battles in whichever outfit you prefer.