Fumihiko Yasuda, director of the Nioh, series has announced that Team Ninja doesn’t currently have plans for a Nioh 3 but that he also hopes to return to the series sometime in the future. Yasuda-san also confirmed that Team Ninja will be sharing more news on the Ninja Gaiden series in the near future, a Ninja Gaiden Trilogy listing was leaked by various Asian retails but Koei Tecmo has yet to comment on it.

Here’s what Yasuda-san had to say:

Regarding Nioh 3:

In terms of a sequel right now, Team Ninja would like to focus on working on new titles, so there really isn’t a plan for Nioh 3 at this point. But after creating some new projects and gaining some new experience and skills from those new potential projects, I would like to go back to the series at some point, utilize all the experience and new skills that we gain from some new projects, and then potentially, go back into the series at that point, and create an even greater game to surpass Nioh and Nioh 2 and to create something even better. There are no current plans for the Nioh series to be on Xbox consoles at this point, but of course the Ninja Gaiden series has had a long history on Microsoft’s consoles. So if there was to be a new title in the Ninja Gaiden series in the future, we’d definitely like that to be on Xbox consoles.

Regarding Ninja Gaiden:

Nothing to announce or note specifically this time, but if the Ninja Gaiden series hadn’t existed, then there wouldn’t have been a Nioh series. So that’s a really important series to Team Ninja. While we don’t have anything specific to announce at this time, I would like to say just look forward to some potential news for some kind of announcement in the near future.”

Regarding Ryu Hayabusa:

Yeah, so that character is the most important character from all of our franchises. So, considering he’s so important, I would definitely like to have him make an appearance again in a game coming soon, and I would like to announce details about that in the future, as soon as possible.

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