For 2004’s Ninja Gaiden and 2008’s Ninja Gaiden 2, the stories were, naturally, the product of Itagaki’s vivid imagination (and that’s putting it lightly).

But Ninja Gaiden 3’s tale is a throwback of sorts, as it’s being constructed by Masato Kato, who previously handled the storytelling duties for the original (and more subdued) Ninja Gaiden games, which came out on the SuperNES: 1989’s Ninja Gaiden, 1990’s Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, and 1991’s Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom.

But while this suggests the story won’t be as wild and crazy, Ninja Gaiden 3 is still the follow-up to Ninja Gaiden 2, not Ninja Gaiden III. (And yes, there will be a quiz on this later).