Even with the departure of outspoken developer Tomonobu Itagaki, I still have faith in Team Ninja. Sure, Ninja Gaiden 3 didn't deliver, but all early reports point to Dead or Alive 5 not only keeping the spirit of past entries, but actually improving Team Ninja's flagship fighter.
That's part of why I'm looking forward to the upcoming Tokyo Game Show--Team Ninja has announced that tomorrow, they'll be revealing a new title.
"One more Tokyo Game Show connection. At last year's Tokyo Game Show, we showed off Dead or Alive 5 for the first time. So, at the same time this year ... we will announce a new project for a system."
For now, let the speculation begin! I'm gonna temper my excitement and start by guessing it'll be... a special Dead or Alive (based on the newest title) for iOS and Droid. What do you think Team Ninja will be revealing tomorrow? Will it be as big a shock as Metroid: Other M?