Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge details and North American date confirmed for Wii U

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 25 October 2012 18:06 GMT

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will arrive on Wii U in North America with the launch of the Nintendo system, and today, the firm has announced extra details for the Team Ninja slasher.

Razor’s Edge will launch with new weapons and characters, a redesigned battle system and online multiplayer modes along with extra features and enhancements exclusive to Wii U.

  • Ayane as a playable character: In previous versions of the game, Ayane appeared only briefly in one cut scene. Now players can help her progress through her own exclusive chapters using a special set of weapons and Ninpo attacks.
  • Character-progression system: Using Karma points earned during game play, players can upgrade weapons and Ninpo, learn new moves, increase their HP level and unlock new character costumes.
  • Ryu and Ayane playable in co-op mode: For the first time, players can use Ryu or Ayane to represent themselves in the game’s online co-op mode.
  • Test of Valor battle areas: Each chapter includes a hidden battle area called Test of Valor. Upon finding hidden Crystal Skulls, players will be transported to these areas to face down waves of enemies and classic NINJA GAIDEN boss characters with new moves.
  • Wii U GamePad Functionality: Using the Wii U GamePad, players can easily change weapons or Ninpo attacks, and also quickly reference the button inputs required for various combo attacks without ever stopping the action.
  • Additional Playable Characters: After the launch of the game, additional playable characters will become available as free downloadable content. More information about these characters will be revealed at a later time.
  • More Tenacious Enemies: The Wii U version of the game restores enemies’ ability to fight when severely wounded, requiring players to stay nimble with their battle strategies.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will release on November 18.

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