There Be Ninja Houses Here: Takeda 3

The bloody fog better not be back

This is bugging me. There’s a demo for the forthcoming Daimyo-Total-War-esque thing Takeda 3 out. I know I haven’t played one of the other Takeda games. I do know that I played something that looked so identical to it for a demo write up here and can’t remember it at… oh, wait a minute. It was Sango 2. And they do look identical. The biggest difference I can see without playing – as (er) I’m busy playing another Total War-esque game today. Yes, the very Total War-esque one with the muskets – is that Sango 2 had a 1.3 gig demo whilst Takeda 3 has a 800Mb one. Less content or improved Magitech compression tech? It’s hard to tell. Anyway – details on the game on Takeda 3’s site proper and you can download it from here. Hurrah for (er) demos.

It features Ninja Houses. They look like this. They have Ninjas inside, presumably, which must make them easier to find than legend would have it.


  1. danielcardigan says:

    Did anyone ever do a Samurai mod for M:TW or R:TW?

    Shogun kept crashing for me and I didn’t like the controls anyway.

  2. Paul_M says:

    ..tiny, tiny ninjas

  3. Malagate says:

    As I keep on forgetting to get or even try any kind of Total-War-O-Ish game that’s out there, including Total War, I might just download this when I get home. If I remember.

    Also ninja houses are dead easy to find, but they’re also mysteriously empty when you go inside, maybe it’s the economy or they have very long lunch breaks?

    • Davie says:

      If the house didn’t appear empty, they wouldn’t be very good ninjas, now would they?

  4. Theoban says:

    Hopefully there’ll be an option to board up the windows and doors on the Ninja Houses. That’ll defeat their nefarious schemes.

  5. Tei says:

    Is the ninja you can’t see, the one that will kill you.

  6. Dreamhacker says:

    Hah, way to sneak the Final Fantasy 6 reference in there, Gillen! :)

  7. Xagarath says:

    Ninjas is not a word.

  8. gaijin says:

    tanks. like bigger, angrier, ninja houses?

  9. Heliocentric says:


    One ninja, many ninja!

  10. Fraser says:

    In the spirit of open-mindedness I would like to point out that PC ninja houses look like that. DS ninja houses look like this.

  11. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    You’re not the boss o’me! I can spell mooses and sheepses however I want.

    Oh wait, you’re talking to Gillen.

  12. Kieron Gillen says:

    “Ninjas” is funnier.


  13. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    That’s the spirit! Don’t let the Man tell you what to do.