Tecmo Koei Europe have recently confirmed that the ‘Razor’s Edge’ version of Ninja Gaiden 3, which recently got released onto the Wii U, will be making its way to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platform(s) in April 2013.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was designed from the groud up and it will feature a redseigned battle system, improved AI and reduced QT Scenes. Additionally the game will feature brand new playable characters, a new gameplay mode and the inclusion of all previously released DLC Content.
Team NINJA leader, Yosuke Hayashi, has also spoken out regarding the new and improved features in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge:
“Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is the most action-packed and feature rich Ninja Gaiden game ever created, The brutal combat will challenge the hardest of hardcore Ninja Gaiden fans while also rewarding them with tons of bonus content and new features including three playable female characters, new stages, and three times as many Ninja Trial missions.”
Here is a ‘summarised’ list of what players can expect from Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge when it is released later this year:
Ninja Skills: The Ninja Skills systems lets players use Karma earned in combat to freely purchase weapon and Ninpo upgrades, feats, and costumes. Adding to the variety of gameplay, Kasumi, Ayane, and Momiji all join Hayabusa as playable characters. Ayane will get her own chapters in Story Mode while all three female characters can be played in the new Chapter Challenge mode and Ninja Trials co-op play with multiple costume options.
Chapter Challenge Mode: Chapter Challenge mode is available with ten chapters including all-new Ayane stages. In this mode, players will compete for the highest score possible in each chapter of the story.
New Weapons: Six brutal weapons are available to Hayabusa throughout the game, including the new Jinran-Maru & Blade of the Archfiend dual swords, Lunar Staff, and Kusari-gama. Additionally, Inferno, Wind Blades, and Piercing Void have been added as deadly new Ninpo.
Test of Valor Mode: In the new Tests of Valor challenge, players who find Crystal Skulls hidden in each level will be transported to face off in skill-testing battles with familiar bosses from the Ninja Gaiden series.
Online Features: The Ninja Skills upgrade system works online to let players use Karma to purchase 64 customizable features for the Unknown Ninja used in multiplayer Clan Battles. Supporting up to eight players, five brand new Clan Battle stages have been added. Players can use all of Hayabusa’s weapons and Ninpo in Clan Battles, giving them access to their favorite methods of attack.
Ninja Trials: The number of missions in Ninja Trials has been tripled to a total of 100, and all four playable characters—Hayabusa, Ayane, Momiji, and Kasumi—can be used in this co-op mode.
The game is scheduled to launch both at retail and via digital download on the 5th of April 2013 and it will be available for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.