Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge Xbox 360 has SmartGlass support

Xbox 360 version of upcoming action game taps into Microsoft's second-screen app; demo coming to PS3 and Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 version of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge will support Microsoft's SmartGlass software, Tecmo Koei announced today. Gamers can download the SmartGlass app for their smartphone or tablet and check personal scores and even watch strategy videos based on their in-game location.

In addition, gamers will be able to upload, view, and comment on Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge videos through the SmartGlass app.

Tecmo Koei also announced today that a "full featured" demo for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge will be made available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ahead of the game's launch on April 2.

This demo will feature stages for Hayabusa and Ayane. Additionally, karma and ninja skills acquired in the demo can be transferred to the full version at launch.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer's Edge was previously a Wii U exclusive.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions include a host of features and enhancements over Ninja Gaiden 3, which launched last March behind a tepid critical reception. These include additional playable characters, a new gameplay mode, a redesigned battle system, and "expanded online features."

All previous paid downloadable content from Ninja Gaiden 3 will be available in Razor's Edge from the get-go. In addition, players can take part in multiplayer clan battles, which support up to eight players and feature five new stages.

For more on Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, check out GameSpot's review of the Wii U version.

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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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48 comments
innocent69
innocent69

ha, ha, ha, good thing I did NOT buy a Wii U for this one game  :)

Ps3nErgizEdX
Ps3nErgizEdX

Hi, Mr. Miyamoto! I would very much like there to be a BATEN KAITOS 3!! and to have it set years after the first one - Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean!

El_Galant
El_Galant

YES!!! Game comes out April 2nd...already listed on Amazon. I knew they wouldn't leave us hanging like that.

meedokicky
meedokicky

what? I didn't even know this version is coming to PS3 !

glad I waited!

silvergol
silvergol

This new is a fake!

Still Wii u exclusive. 

quebec946
quebec946

too many stupid gimmicks these days.

CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

"smartphone / tablet and check personal scores and even watch strategy videos..."


stupid waste of time.

Raven_1981
Raven_1981

Hmmm, I wonder if the game is going to be better in terms of gameplay and content????, did not get it last year because it sucked, tried the demo and said what did they do to ninja gaiden!!!!!!! Whatched the review and confirmed what I felt…..

will try the next demo and see how it improved

DarthLod
DarthLod

More worthless gimmicks I care nothing about or will ever want or care to use.

Rifqi_Hb
Rifqi_Hb

This is the first time I heard SmartGlass is used.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

DAMN it.  I totally thought of Google Glass when I read this and genuinely got excited for the future of console gaming.. sadly I read it wrong and it was microsoft's SmartGlass.

Poo stains.

fillup0
fillup0

Smartglass is a massive gimmick if I've ever seen one. It's fun to use with Internet Explorer and to use for typing, that's about it. It's a chatpad replacement.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

so the 360 version will be the same as the Wii U version then

still should have called the PS3 version Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3 though. 

OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Add all the forgettable features you want Tecmo Koei (you'll probably be able to use Smart Glass to make Ayane's breasts bounce this time....Brazzer's Edge). If it doesn't have fluid, responsive, challenging combat that requires skill and reflexes to succeed, then I will continue not caring.

huerito323
huerito323

yesss!! finally! this is what we all have been asking and waiting for. Thank you Microsoft!


NOT!!

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

Wow, I can understand screwing up the spelling of "Razor" once, but to keep doing it? This website's credibility is already in the toilet due to the lack of newsworthy articles, let's not further destroy it with spelling errors.

NekkedSnake
NekkedSnake

Does anyone really care? What kind of hardcore gamer (if you're playing Ninja Gaiden, you must be harcore) gives a flying crap about SmartGlass. Real gamers don't want all of that garbage... just a good controller.

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

I wonder if they gave it updated visuals to take advantage of the 360 and ps3's horsepower? :)

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

I vote they call the PS3 version "Sigma 3" 

pqwoei
pqwoei

Isn't this game suppose to be called Ninja Gaiden 3 RAZOR'S edge not Razer. Spellcheck please

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Sega a new Sonic game would be nice that does not suck please. At lease Sonic Generation was good.

PStrife
PStrife

See, Tecmo sucks so much these days that they have to keep pulling off their own Street Fighters with Ninja Gaiden.  These things should have been in the original release in the first place, not gimped out to force people to pay for DLC they never asked for.

Being a bad game also does not help.  Tecmo is being led by poor management these days under Koei.  Sayonara Tecmo.

MALMSTEEN4774
MALMSTEEN4774

Im getting this Game on my ps3!!!!!! cant wait

JillV
JillV

Just another useless and gimmicky feature like the PS Move feature on NG3.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

This will be a test if smartglass is actually worth it. Ms will be able to detrimine how many people use the second screen tablet feature.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

Am I the only one who noticed the numerous misspellings of "Razor?"

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

wait wait wait..what ever happened to stupid glass?

baxwam
baxwam

Holy crap I forgot smart glass existed  

xhawk27
xhawk27

The PS4 is going to use something similar to smartglass. 


stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

People comparing NG to MGR make me laugh. Both are great, but NG's Dragon Sword has more depth than all of MGR.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

Those 4 guys who care about smart glass are going to flip out!

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Sorry but Metal Gear Rising is were it's at in terms of a good Hack N Slash Ninja game I had fun playing again in again but Ninja Gaiden 3 does not have Blade Mode so no buy.

ArataWata
ArataWata

"It's good this time, we swear."

Badgamewontsell
Badgamewontsell

After MGR, my need for ninja action has been satisfied for a while.  If I do pick this up, it wont be until it's 20.  Unless MGR 2 is announced by then...In which case, I'll just hold out for that.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

How the hell will SmartGlass support work? I can understand the Wii U pad since it has buttons and analog sticks.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I was wondering when someone was going to actually make use of SmartGlass.

I had the feeling I downloaded it for no reason.  I may still be right.  It's not as fully fleshed out as the glossy presentation would have us believe.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Ninja Gaiden, NG Black and NG 2 were all excellent.  Does anyone care about this colossal piece of garbage named Nina Gaiden 3?  It doesn't matter how they alter it, the game is terrible.

sinn_exit
sinn_exit

Smart-Glass support? Sounds pretty crappy

davahsa
davahsa

@i_like_pie223  devils third updates are non-existent:( 

richten71
richten71

@PixelAddict What? You mean you don't like impressing your friends by controlling your Xbox through the magic of your phone? I thought that was the only reason for SmartGlass. Lol.

dkidfrmdbx
dkidfrmdbx

@gatsbythepig agreed what they did was shameful and obliterated the series in one swoop.... i will never ever buy a ninja gaiden game unless they switch the developers 

R2C25
R2C25

@sinn_exit What from Microsoft doesn't sound crappy to you guys? 

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@richten71  I was actually thinking about the cool contextual background stuff they showed specific to Game of Thrones.  Looks good on the iPad, too.  :)

Also, I'm married so no friends to impress!  Ha!

juboner
juboner

@dkidfrmdbx @gatsbythepig yeah i could not believe how dumbed down the gameplay felt so disappointing. you would have thought they learned enough to make a proper NG game from whats his name but i guess not