E3 2011: Ninja Gaiden 3 slicing up early 2012

Blood-splattered sequel gets updated release window; now scheduled to arrive at the beginning of next year.

LOS ANGELES--Earlier today at Nintendo's E3 2011 media briefing, Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge emerged for the just-announced Wii U. That game didn't get a release date, but Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers eager to play Ninja Gaiden 3 now have a more specific release window to zone in on.

Ninja Gaiden 3 gets bloody early next year.

As Tecmo Koei promised in February, the company talked further about Ninja Gaiden 3 at E3 2011 today. The publisher narrowed the release window for the title, saying it will now arrive in early 2012. Previously, the game was pegged to debut sometime in 2012.

This latest installment in the series developed by Team Ninja casts players again as "super ninja" Hayabusa. Through the game, players will learn what motivates him to "fight, defend, and kill."

First unveiled at TGS 2010, Ninja Gaiden 3 will feature close-combat fighting, online multiplayer, and both cooperative and multiplayer experiences. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's most recent preview of Ninja Gaiden 3.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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27 comments
darkanimne
darkanimne

mmm i hope they improve the game until then.

NND1
NND1

I'm definitely getting this one...

JuanJo_H
JuanJo_H

I'm going to get this Game, Ninja Gaiden for NES was one of the first games I finished in my gaming life, of course there were no trophies to prove it but I remembered well since you couldn't save any progress...

elancion
elancion

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Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Looks a lot more like NG1 gameplay than NG2. I loved NG2 as well but this is for the better probably.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

They just said that the game is 30% complete. How would they get the job done on time?

WelBluVid
WelBluVid

PixelAddict do some self-test 1st before commenting cus last time I checked blood spattered lol Not like Bill Cosby's Jello pudding pops! :p

WelBluVid
WelBluVid

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PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Disclaimer: I don't know what a LOT of blood coming out of a person looks like.... But still. Why does Ninja Gaiden's blood look so watery and fake? Every kill looks like the equivalent of a blood-filled water balloon.

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Is the article hinting that NG:3 will be a Wii U launch title? I may be stretching it a bit, but I hope so!!

DEATH775
DEATH775

The game that I will kill to get

wazzmalo
wazzmalo

"he publisher narrowed the release window for the title, saying it will now arrive in early 2012. Previously, the game was pegged to debut sometime in 2012. " Ok?

stonebone77
stonebone77

This game show lots of improvement so far!!!

FinalKloud
FinalKloud

there better be blood or ill just pass

brian376
brian376

another game i am eager to get although still dieing to get mass effect 3

ash162
ash162

hope they dont axe the blood in the ps3 version this time!

wexorian
wexorian

every other ninja gaiden IP "i mean xboxb ninja and PC ninja gaiden" sucked only this one was good soo i'm interested as always :)

ALTAIR360
ALTAIR360

if there is NOTHING to play early 2012 ill get this. cuz its not that special what ive seen so far

MightyMuna
MightyMuna

I'm a huge Ninja Gaiden fan and I'm 50/50 on this. I'm not liking what I've seen so far. I'll keep my eyes on this, expecting the worst but hoping for the best.