Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge confirmed for PS3, Xbox 360
posted on 02.05.13 at 08:37 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Adds 25 Ninja Trials missions, new costumes.

In case there was any doubt surrounding this morning’s Rakuten leak, Famitsu this week confirms Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 4 in Japan, making the jump to multiplatform from its former Wii U exclusivity.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will have a new challenge called “Ninja Trials,” which will consist of 25 missions. New costumes are also being prepared. It will also include the Ayane, Momiji, and Kasumi playable characters released as free download content for the Wii U version.

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  • Apichad Seree

    Last year for ßeta version

    Now buy it’s again for complete version

    – -p

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      ToV (360, Japan) says hi. ^^

  • Azuardo

    Sweet. Now to wait for worldwide release and a price drop :)

  • DrForbidden

    Well, that was fast…

  • KurisuMakise

    Well…one less reason to get a WiiU now, that’s alright though, the real system seller for me will be Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem oh and Bayo 2. I wonder if I should bite for the PS3 port or hold out for the (possibly inevitable) Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge + xD

    • Christopher Bosak

      your Forget about “XENOBLADE 2”.

      • KurisuMakise

        THANK YOU SIR, I shall wait for that too and a special colour xD (and Zelda)

  • syaznifaiq

    I’m pretty sure its Japan only release . There’s no way Nintendo will publish a game for their rival

    • shogunknight

      Ahh, why would you say that?

      • syaznifaiq

        Nintendo is the publisher of the game outside Japan

    • AuroraXIII

      They didn’t publish it in Europe. Only America.

      • syaznifaiq

        As far as i know , Tecmo is the publisher in Japan and Nintendo outside japan , technically NA and UE

        • Red-X

          Well, list the seller of the game to be Koei though, but since Sal also confirmed this, I guess the only way for the game to come out in NA&EU is to change the name. Sigma 3?

          • syaznifaiq

            i ‘ll say get the wrong info or bit confused there .. Nintendo is the only publisher outside Japan and if you think carefully why would TecmoKoei publish the game at Japan and EU but not in NA ..

          • Pyrofrost

            Even under a different name, it still may not happen. Look at how Samurai Warriors 3 & 3Z were treated.

            Razor’s Edge on Wii-U is likely the only enhanced version we will see, and the only thing that will be able to be done for Sony and MS is reprints of the original NG3.

            • Raiyu

              You can’t really compare a name like Ninja Gaiden and Samurai Warriors, Ninja Gaiden is a much bigger brand than Samurai Warriors.

              And this all depends on Nintendo and Tecmo Koei agreement on Razor’s Edge. This is a similar situation to Ninja Gaiden II, which was published by Microsoft but was ported to PS3 later as Sigma 2.

              • Pyrofrost

                What’s the bigger brand is hardly the issue. It only depends on the agreement between TK and Nintendo.

                History pretty much says, if Nintendo sinks its teeth into something then that’s it. There are a few exceptions, but that list of exceptions is very short. (that’s why I used terms such as “may” and “likely” in my previous post).

                I want this version to come West as much as the next guy; however, I’m not going to bother getting my hopes up without a solid confirmation. I will be looking at this game as JPN only until then.

                • Raiyu

                  I just find it strange you would make a comparison with Samurai Warriors. It doesn’t make nearly as much money for them to even consider localizing enhanced versions of the game unlike Ninja Gaiden so it makes sense for them not to do so.

                  But I guess we’ll see whether or not this stays JPN only or not.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    I made that comparison because we basically have the same kind of scenario here as with Samurai Warriors 3.
                    SW3 was published by Nintendo in NA and EU, and by TecmoKoei in Japan. Then the enhanced SW3Z came out on PS3 and PSP in Japan only.

                    *Also for additional note, while reviewers love to rip apart Warriors games. They are actually pretty successful games. Though as you say, NG 1 & 2 were significantly more successful. However, NG3 did piss poor in comparison to the first two, and even did poorly in comparison to Warriors games. So who knows what the fate of this game will be in the West. All this is why I personally don’t believe it will happen, and I will wait for a solid confirmation before I bother getting my hopes up.

            • Red-X

              That’s kind of sad…. Make my hate for Nintendo who didn’t bring Fatal Frame series to worldwide coming back again. Wonder if it is wrong if I think like that. (I don’t hate for Bayonetta 2 case though, since they will probably bring it to the West, seeing how large the fanbase outside Japan is.)

            • Raiu

              “Even under a different name, it still may not happen. Look at how Samurai Warriors 3 & 3Z were treated.”
              You made a good point there… It really reminds me of Tales of Vesperia for some reason…

              If Razor’s edge is indeed in multiplaform phrase, TK has no choice to give an enhanced version of the already enhanced game, according to Sony’s terms of ports…. I say, screw it and wait for NG3:Sigma Plus since it’s the enhanced version of the already enhanced x2 game… Or TK releases it as DLC which I find it next to impossible to do….

          • syaznifaiq

            i really hope so, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge cover every little weakness the NG3 have like more weapon choice and dismembered .. man this game is too awesome be miss

    • Pyrofrost

      Yep, like I said in the other thread about this. It will most likely get the same treatment as Samurai Warriors 3 / 3Z did….we’re looking at the same scenario.

  • shogunknight

    Does this mean bayonetta 2 might get a multiplatform release in the future too? That! would be very thoughful of them

    • Cat Flames

      Yes I don’t know how old you are but if you read game magazines around the Gamecube days Capcom did the same thing with Resident Evil on Gamecube and latter on it came to the PS2. The megz made a huge deal about it and it was… but in the end the devs go were the money is and that is multiplat unless its a 1st party game.

      • Frederick Brooks

        no, the difference for this and resident evil is resident was paid for and published by capcom. while bayonetta 2 is being funded and published by nintendo. if nintendo paid for the entire game to be made its not going multiplatform

    • Lucas Almeida

      no. Bayonetta 2 is owned by nintendo.

      • shogunknight

        Nah, Bayonetta is owned by platinum games. Its nintendos choice for the game to come out first on their platform, but its platinum games choice to make it multiplatform after that

        • Sal Romano

          Well, you’re the one asking the question about whether the Ninja Gaiden announcement means the same could happen to Bayonetta 2.

          The difference here, however, is that with Ninja Gaiden, Nintendo simply published the game in North America and Europe (Tecmo Koei handled publishing in Japan). Bayonetta 2, however, is funded by Nintendo. Platinum said it themselves that the game would have been dead if it weren’t for Nintendo. (Also, Platinum doesn’t own Bayonetta. Sega does.)

          Nintendo is doing this with many third-parties. Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and LEGO City: Undercover are other examples.

          • shogunknight

            I see, its pretty much the same for the Wonderful 101 game also

    • NCloud

      If u want Bayonetta 2 u HAVE to get a Wii U… no way around it. Sega/Plat can still make other Bayonetta games for other platforms though.

  • Eclipse

    Looking very forward to it.
    I wonder if the New costumes being prepared will be DLC? >_<

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yes! I’m tempted to wait a bit longer and see if they announce a Vita version though. DOA5+ tells me that they can do it, and we’ve already gotten the other two games in the series. So let’s see…

  • Souji Tendou

    Ahahahahaha, Totally called it. I knew this going to happen, we’re talking about Hayashi after all.

  • Kamille

    Ninja Gaiden 2 was published by M$ and we still got a version on PS3. ;)

    • Pyrofrost

      That would depend on the agreement between Nintendo and TK. Though that happened in the past, Nintendo and TK may have a completely different agreement.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      There were 2 reasons why they could do it:
      – Name changed to NGII Sigma
      – Completely different engine used

      Hayashi explained that using a different engine basically means that legally TN developed a new game releasing them from MS’s exclusivity shackles.

  • NCloud

    I’ll just import the asian PS3 version with english text :)

  • ShinAsura

    So this is for Japan only?

  • Raiu

    In addition of proving me wrong in the morning’s leak, I will now eat my sock…. Nevertheless, that was fast for a switch though… I reckoned that it needs to pass at least 6 months to announce it with Nintendo exclusively and all…

  • DrForbidden

    Well, Japanese version only or no, I’ll probably still get it for the PS3. This version is probably the best NG3 that we are likely to get, though ‘the best’ here is still leagues behind NGS1 and NGS2.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Yes, will be picking up NGIII:RE+ on Vita once it releases. TN’s Vita ports are excellent so I can’t wait for some Ayane and Kasumi action on the go ( ̄▽ ̄)

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Well, even if it remains exclusive to Japan that version should feature English text, subtitles, menus and *cringe* voice acting *cringe*. The PS3 version should at least be a no-brainer import. I assume this will be an uncensored CERO Z release as anything else would not make sense at all. A Razor’s Edge that doesn’t cut is kinda pointless.