New Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge Details

Team Ninja today revealed new details for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, launching on April 2nd for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The developer disclosed new information about weapons, Ninpo, feats, and kunoichi as well as the confirmation that the game will feature 100 Ninja Trials,.

New weapons for Ryu Hayabusa 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.

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 usable 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, 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. 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.

The game’s 100 Ninja Trials will pose a marathon challenge to even battle-hardened veterans. Grueling battles such as fighting two Regents of the Mask simultaneously will put even the most hardcore action gamer to the test.

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