Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge PS3, Xbox 360 additions detailed

New details on weapons, Ninpo, and Ninja Trials.

March 20, 2013 / 06:12 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will have new weapons, Ninpo, and Ninja Trials, Tecmo Koei has announced.

Main character Ryu Hayabusa will be able to wield new weapons like the slow but powerful Dual Swords, which can blast back opponents with a shock wave. Or the Lunar Staff, which gains a ball-and-chain on each side when fully upgraded, allowing for additional, Ki-earning combos. Then there’s the Kusari-Gama scythe, which players can bury into the heads of their enemies before “pole vaulting” higher to attack more enemies.

Additional Ninpo abilities include Piercing Void, which creates a vacuum to cut through enemies, and the Cicada Surge, which can “turn the tide of battle” and is even usable while taking damage.

Ayane, Momoji, and Kasumi have new skills, as well.

Ninja Trials, a marathon challenge mode, will offer 100 trials for players to best. They include “grueling battles,” like fighting two Regents of the Mask simultaneously.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is due out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 2. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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  • 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    Ayane plays differently from Sigma 2, she’s pretty awesome with her decaps. Haven’t played Momiji or Kasumi yet

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    The two Regents battle… MN4 or UN2? lol
    Too bad I can’t pick this up at launch

  • disqus_rIjnBIKvqC

    greast team ninja,you basically take back what ng1 and ng2 has and make the game crappier,no essence anymore or fiend challenges either

  • Skeletor

    When I was but a mere boney lad there was a series of Ninja Gaiden games on the NES. They were marvelous.

    That was the last time NG was relevant or good.

    Do not contradict me for Skeletor has spoken!

    • DrForbidden

      He-Man disagrees with Skeletor.

      • Skeletor

        Curse you He-Man!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Bob Obb

    I despise NG3 with a passion but ever since the NG3RE demo came out I’ve been playing it once a day every day. I accept your apology, Hayashi.

  • Kobracon

    Aren’t those old weapons??

  • tubers

    I really enjoyed the demo. Too bad I can only play in Normal and that even frustrated me.. beat the demo by sheer luck (praying for UTs to hit and not get cancelled or a pre-mature death when charging).

    39.99 for the PS360 seems good though.

    I’ll still wait for a sali/ comes down to $ 19.99.

    Or maybe I’ll wait for the NGS3+ for the VITA.. I seriously won’t mind PS1 graphics as long as the framerates are stable and the load times are fast.

  • PrinceHeir

    wow im really amaze at the content and new additions as well as fixes and balance they made for this game.

    even though it still irks me that i spend $60 on the vanilla one, this gives me hope for the franchise.

    also at least they give you a nightmare costume :)

    plus playable Momiji, Ayane and Kasumi all in one game??

    amazing!!!!!

    Unmask Ryu FINALLY!!!!!

    Momiji, Ayane and Kasumi is soo hot in this game!!!

    Momiji is my favorite though!!

    love me some mature and strong japanese shrine maiden ^^