Ninja Gaiden 3 Exclusive GameplayBy
Ninja Gaiden 3 | Platforms: Xbox360®, PlayStation®3 Release Date: March 23, 2012
Featuring a new story, new gameplay and new modes, Ninja Gaiden 3 marks a new direction in this fan-favorite franchise. Team NINJA will change the way fans think about ninja and Hayabusa in this game, and promise that they’ll know what it feels like to “cut someone down” through their experiences in the game. The game will also feature online multiplayer, both co-op and competitive, that will add a completely new experience to Ninja Gaiden. The shadowy world of ninja has never been presented this way, and Ninja Gaiden will never be the same! Why not start your day off right, with five minutes of Ryu Hayabusa slicing the crap out of everything that’s unfortunate enough to cross his path? You can make this dream a reality, thanks to the newly released gameplay trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3. Ryu apparently spends a LOT of time gliding through the air in the game, despite the fact that his badass ninja threads don’t seem to have anything that even resembles wing-suit flaps. Maybe it’s magic. After all, dude can summon a dragon made of fire out of nothing. Flying should be no big thang. Speaking of dragons, the trailer ends with a look at a boss fight against a giant dragon mech-thing. So that happens. Just hit play.
Ninja Gaiden 3 | Ryu Hayabusa goes global for the third in the slice ‘em series
Once Ryu Hayabusa’s health drops below 30 per cent he’ll automatically start blocking and evading attacks. While that sounds like invincibility it actually helps teach beginners gamers the timing required and encourages them to improve during the period where in-game defence isn’t being handled by the game. Like expected, Team Ninja was never going to neglect the hardcore, and Ninja Gaiden 3 will feature a hard mode. But where even the most skilful ninjas might struggle is the game’s new moral edge – enemies will now pleas for their lives, and while there aren’t any far-reaching consequences for killing them, it makes doing so that bit more violent. It’s all linked to the fact that Ryu Hayabusa has been cursed and the dragon sword has been melded to his right arm. The upshot is he’s permanently connected not only to the katana itself, but also the rage of all the people it’s ever murdered. Quite a lot of rage, then. The action kicks off in our own fair capital London, where Regent has kidnapped the prime minister, Judging by recent protests and a fair whack of Britain would be happy to leave things at that, but Hayabusa sets off to save him regardless. The resulting chase will take Ryu through seven more international locations, which include a lost village in the desert and a return home to Japan. Each level in Ninja Gaiden 3 will take around an hour and they’ll boast increased enemy variety to add tactical layers and reduce repetition. Can Team Ninja have struck the balance between accessibility and faithfulness to Ninja Gaiden’s hardcore roots? It seems to be the case based on this early glimpse Ninja Gaiden 3 Pre-order Bonus Pre-order Ninja Gaiden 3 and get access to a Dead or Alive 5 demo with Ayane vs Hayate. Access code will be e-mailed within two business days after your order ships. Offer valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com, while supplies last. Limit one per customer. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Get Ninja Gaiden 3 from Amazon