Team Ninja has revealed new details for the latest title in the Ninja Gaiden series, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge. Players will find various new weapons, Ninpo, feats, and kunoichi however Team Ninja has also announced that the game will feature the quite difficult 100 Ninja Trials challenge upon launch.
New weapons for Ryu Hayabusa, the game’s iconic ninja hero, include slow but powerful Dual Swords capable of blasting opponents with a shock wave. When Hayabusa’s Lunar Staff is fully upgraded, ball-and-chains are connected to each side to open up additional combos that gain Ki with every hit. Players can maximize the power of Ryu’s Kusari-Gama by jumping to bury the scythe’s blade into the head or body of an enemy before “pole vaulting” even higher to attack defenseless enemies from above. Repeat as often as desired!
Ryu will be able to enhance his powers with Ninpo such as Piercing Void, which creates an encircling vacuum to cut through surrounding enemies. He can also utilize new feats such as Cicada Surge to turn the tide of battle—it uses up Ki but has the advantage of being useable even while taking damage.
In Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge the three female ninjas, or kunoichi, are also well equipped with new skills. Ayane has revamped Ultimate Techniques and combos that are beautiful and deadly, including her Phantom Spear obliteration technique that’s effective even at distance. When Momiji is unlocked, players can unleash her long range naginata for devastating attacks—but watch out for counterattacks while it completes its great swings! For the first time in any NINJA GAIDEN game, Kasumi becomes available as a playable character. Once unlocked by clearing Story mode, players can then wield her deadly fast Mugen Tenshin attacks.
Those looking for a challenge will be able to compete in the 100 Ninja Trials, offering gruelling battles such as fighting two Regents of the Mask simultaneously. You can check out the screenshots below showing off the new action, or head over to our game page for more.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 2nd.