It might just be hidden?
Team Ninja, a Japanese developer, once said, Ninja Gaiden The series cannot be restored.
Producer Fumihiko Yasuda said in an interview with Polygon that the studio “cannot save” Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden 2 of the upcoming Master of Collection Master of Collection. The compilation includes Sigma versions of the first two works in the series, as well as “Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge” (Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge).
Ninja Gaiden Black is a reworked version of the original restart of Ninja Gaiden in 2004-so far, what about me? -Released for Xbox in 2005.
Yasuda said: “Our remaining data from Ninja Gaiden Black and Ninja Gaiden 2 are so different that we cannot save them.”
“But when we studied Sigma and Sigma 2, we collected as much data as possible and sorted it out. And because we can use the data, we chose the Sigma game. In addition, the numbered title of the latest version is the most beautiful , And there are many other costumes and patterns, so that’s why we chose these three titles.”
Ninja Gaiden: The Master Collection was released in February and is available for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. It is scheduled to be released on June 10. It obviously also runs at 4K/60 frames per second.
This is not the first time that popular game code has been corrupted or lost. One high-profile case is Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy 8”, in which the original code was misplaced. To solve this problem, developer Dotemu reverse-engineered the game and rebuilt the source code of the 2019 Final Fantasy 8: Remake from the ground up.