Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 Gameplay Modes Detailed

Tecmo Koei Europe recently announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, the latest chapter in the famed action series, is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the Team NINJA-developed title, the enigmatic warrior Ryu Hayabusa must fight to lift a curse that […]
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Electronic Theatre ImageTecmo Koei Europe recently announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, the latest chapter in the famed action series, is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In the Team NINJA-developed title, the enigmatic warrior Ryu Hayabusa must fight to lift a curse that threatens to destroy him, as well as taking down human players in new online gameplay modes.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is set to features a redesigned battle system, improved enemy AI, the greatly reduced interactive QTE scenes and the return of the dismemberment system. Even with severed arms or legs, enemies will fight on and players Electronic Theatre Imagewill find they have to change attacks on the fly to win brutally tough battles-the challenge level leaves little room for error. 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 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. 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-gamaElectronic Theatre Image. Additionally, Inferno, Wind Blades, and Piercing Void have been added as deadly new Ninpo. 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.

The online features in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge have been greatly expanded, with all the previously paid downloadable content (DLC) from Ninja Gaiden 3 available as a bonus. The Ninja Skills upgrade system works online to let players use Karma to purchase sixty four 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, Electronic Theatre Imagegiving them access to their favourite methods of attack. The number of missions in Ninja Trials has been tripled to a total of one hundred, and all four playable characters-Hayabusa, Ayane, Momiji, and Kasumi-can be used in this co-operative gameplay mode.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will features additional playable characters, a new gameplay mode, a redesigned battle system with enhanced enemy AI, a robust Ninja Skills upgrade system, expanded online features including bonus content, and a host of other features. The videogame is scheduled to launch both at retail and via digital download on the 5th April 2013, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details.

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