With Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection On Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S this week, a man is working behind the scenes to interact with fans, share tips on defeating bosses like Docu and Alma, and help players build the legacy of Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja’s most iconic action franchises. Emmanuel Rodriguez, known as “Master” to Team Ninja believers, is not only the famous developer’s full-time community manager, he is one of their biggest fans. So big that he was offered the job that made his stage talent in the Dead or alive Fighting game scene.
“I started taking part in competitions Dead or alive around 2004, but I had no idea about esports back then, I just started attending these online events on Xbox, ”says Rodriguez, describing the early days of the fighting game tournament scene. “I hopped online just to see how good I was compared to everyone else. That was the itch I had to scratch.
“I played as Ryu Hayabusa from the start because I loved him from the start Ninja Gaiden Series. Online events then became offline tournaments, and I wanted to make the most of each event just to get my name out there. It wasn’t long before the game was featured in events like the World Cyber Games and EVO and people started paying real attention to me and the game. It was the perfect storm. “
In 2011, the Dallas native had the opportunity to visit Team Ninja headquarters along with a cast of the best PRAYER
Today, Rodriguez acts as a bridge between fans and developers of all Team Ninja titles, listening to fans as he scours every social media site for the latest ideas or complaints. ”The most important role of a community manager is to be a very good one To be a listener, ”he explains. “When a large group of people talk about certain bugs or want to change something or add something to the game as DLC, then you bridge that connection. I remember myself as a fan, I would have loved to have spoken to Team Ninja to ask about their games or tell them what I wanted to see, but that connection didn’t exist back then. Nowadays I am that connection between fans and developers and I try to interact as much as possible and sort th ings out so that everyone is on the same page. “
And with Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection‘s release this week, Rodriguez knows the game’s difficulty level could raise additional questions from overwhelmed community members who have never tried a game in the before Ninja Gaiden Franchise.
“The developers expect gamers to get frustrated, but at the same time Ninja Gaiden holds a special place in gaming history because it is not only one of the most difficult games on the market, but also one of the most satisfying games, ”says Rodriguez. “You will be very upset, but you will be so happy when you finally do it. You know you have achieved something when you end up with something Ninja Gaiden
In anticipation of the game’s release, Rodriguez has already worked on a number of tips and tricks for its social media release and is ready to answer the call of players looking for advice on how to get the most out of Super Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa , can get out.
Rodriguez adds, “I never get bored of being part of Team Ninja and interacting with our great fans, especially when I can help them overcome and beat that final hurdle Ninja Gaiden. My whole journey just seems so unrealistic to me … I’m living my dream job. I’ve started to love video games and find games like Ninja Gaiden and Dead or alive which I really enjoy competing and becoming a pro and now I work full time in the industry talking about my favorite franchises all day for a living.
“Something about it feels so unreal, but at the same time I feel at home.”
To follow the master’s journey online (and ask him about nagging Ninja Gaiden Ask), check it out on Twitter @oMASTERo.
NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection
KOEI TECMO AMERICA
Enjoy 3 games from the NINJA GAIDEN series in this one title. Each title is still as fun as you remember, while still offering the same high-speed action of the original releases. Look forward to heated fights with fearsome opponents! In addition to Ryu Hayabusa, 4 other characters are also playable, Ayane, Rachel, Momiji and Kasumi. You can create a tag team with your favorite characters and freely swap the playable character during battles. ※ The heroines included in this title are the same as in the original versions. In addition, the playable characters 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 has many different costumes to choose from, so you can enjoy action-packed battles in whatever outfit you prefer. ■ Titles included NINJA GAIDEN Σ NINJA GAIDEN Σ2 NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge ※ Online multiplayer is not available for the “TAG MISSIONS” in NINJA GAIDEN multi2. ※ The “Shadow of the World” “Clan Battle” for NINJA GAIDEN 3 Razer’s Edge is not included. Online multiplayer is not available for ninja trials. ※ “NINJA GAIDEN Σ2” and “NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge” are also available in Traditional Chinese. ※ NINJA GAIDEN: Master Collection Deluxe Edition is also available for purchase. Be careful to avoid making redundant purchases. ※ Only Xbox One X, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S support 4K resolution. Xbox One S doesn’t support 4K resolution. ※ Please uninstall and reinstall NINJA GAIDEN Σ and NINJA GAIDEN Σ2. This allows the graphics to be displayed correctly.