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Ryu + Wii U = Ninja Awesomeness

The solitary Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, must find a way to lift the deadly curse on his right arm before it destroys him… NINJA GAIDEN 3 has been reworked to bring to Wii U the truly intense, high-speed challenge and action NINJA GAIDEN fans demand. With more weapon and Ninpo types, a new character progression system, a redesigned battle system and the return of dismemberment, NINJA GAIDEN 3: Razor’s Edge improves upon the original NINJA GAIDEN 3 in every way and
offers Wii U exclusive features and functionalities.


  • Unique Wii U controls – During single-player mode, players can enjoy faster and more fluid action by using the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to select weapons, execute Ninpo, see in-game information and much more.
  • New Weapons and Ninpo Types – Exclusive to the Wii U version, the game includes six weapon types and three Ninpo types, allowing for greater game-play variation and deeper strategy.
  • Character/Weapon Progression System – Using the Karma points earned during game play, a player can upgrade his weapons and Ninpo and increase the character HP level.
  • Faster, More Intense Battles – Improved enemy AI, the return of dismemberment, as well as new enemy types and battle areas have been
    added for greater variety in battles and increased replay value.

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USA USA Version

Posted by Joe Walker

Bloody hell

It’s been a long time since master ninja Ryu Hayabusa infiltrated a Nintendo home console, with 1995’s Ninja Gaiden Trilogy for the SNES marking his last appearance. Tecmo Koei decided the time was finally right for Ryu to make his return with Ninja...

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User Comments (5)



Drobotic said:

I don't think this is really heading to the west.I heard that it got an Adult rating in Japan,and you know how such games aren't really published in the West.



Hokori said:

@Drobotic Ahh if anything we get more adult games in the west, and it is coming since you can register it on clubnintendo for extra coins



Sharingan029 said:

I don't see why it wouldn't come here. Do you know how many times each Ninja Gaiden game was remade here? There's like 6 versions of the first Ninja Gaiden, 4 of the second, and who knows how many will be on the third one. Crazy Japanese Publishers

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