By Crystal Colwell / April 3rd, 2013
TECMO KOEI America has announced that NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE has launched for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 systems. The game is available through local retailers as well as in digital format via download.
“NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE is the biggest and toughest NINJA GAIDEN game to date,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America. “Team NINJA has created an action-packed epic with brutally challenging combat, exciting new gameplay modes, three playable female characters alongside Ryu Hayabusa, and innovations like Xbox SmartGlass integration that enhances the experience with an interactive second screen on the player’s tablet or phone.”
NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB and will be available for $39.99 on both platforms.
Key features pointed out by TECMO KOEI America:
- Streamlined game play
- Redesigned battle systems
- Great reduction in QTE scenes
- Tough enemy AI
- Upgraded online features
- The bloody return of dismemberment
- A new chapter challenge mode
- 100 ninja trials
- Kasumi, Ayane, and Momiji all join Hayabusa as playable characters.
- Ayane will get her own story mode
- Six weapons are available in the game
- previously paid DLC from NINJA GAIDEN 3 available as a bonus
- Multiplayer Clan Battles support up to 8 players
NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE for the Xbox 360 will take advantage of the Xbox SmartGlass option as well and TECMO KOEI America has said the following about the SmartGlass additions to the game.
“Xbox 360 players will be able to expand their NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE experience with immersive Xbox SmartGlass “second screen” features on compatible Internet-enabled tablet or smartphone. They can check their updated personal records and achievements, review stats, and watch strategy videos based on their current in-game location to get help. Regardless of platform, all players can boost Hayabusa’s capabilities by discovering Golden Scarabs concealed throughout the game world. These Scarabs can then be used to unlock new Ninpo or weapons. Crystal Skulls hidden in each level provide another bonus, sending players to new Tests of Valor challenges in which they face off against classic bosses from the series.”
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