Team Ninja

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Team Ninja is a Japanese video game company best known for creating the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series.

1st Logo (March 30-December 15, 2000)

Visuals: On a white background, there is a black square without line on the bottom with spikes with the words "Team NINJA" in bold font and the words "TECMO CREATIVE #3" in the same font in the bottom.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Only seen on PlayStation 2 editions of Dead or Alive 2.

2nd Logo (November 15, 2001-)

Visuals: There is an ocean view in an intense thunderstorm with multiple lightning strikes. Then we see the dark sky and start going up through the clouds. Up the clouds, there are multiple rocky mountains and a sunset sky. The Team NINJA logo, which consists of the word "Team NINJA" in a rough script font with a red cruddy zig-zag drawing below, forms from multiple light ripples and the atmosphere fades to black.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: Thunderstorms and water splashing, whooshing, and then a synth note.

Availability: First seen on Dead or Alive 3 for Xbox, and can also be seen on every Team Ninja game afterward.

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