Ninja Gaiden mastermind playable in Saints Row: The Third

Hulk Hogan and Sasha Grey can step aside; Ninja Gaiden designer Tomonobu Itagaki has been confirmed as a playable character in Saints Row: The Third.

The famous developer will be one of the templates that a player can pick from at the start of the game should they choose to skip building their own character. He’ll sport his trademark sunglasses and jacket. It’s interesting to note that the man has been involved in a sexual harassment suit before (of which he was cleared from) and is now in a Saints Row game of all things.

As bonkers as it all sounds, one explanation comes from the fact that the designer is currently working on another THQ-published game – The Devil’s Third. Saints Row: The Third (Lots of Thirds here) will launch on PS3, 360 and PC on November 15 in the US and November 18 in the EU.