Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be out for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 2. Tecmo Koei announced new details about the latest installment, including Smartglass functionality for smartphones and tablets in conjunction with the 360 version, and a demo prior to April 2. Here's more from Tecmo Koei!
Team NINJA today outlined new details for NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE, the latest
chapter in the famed action series arriving at retail on April 2nd 2013 for PlayStation®3
and Xbox 360®. The famed developer revealed that the game will have a full-featured
demo available on both platforms before launch and that the full retail Xbox 360
version will support robust SmartGlass functionality for tablets and smartphones,
a first for any Team NINJA game. Additionally, Team NINJA announced the new Golden
Scarab upgrade feature and fighting details for the female characters Kasumi and
Momiji. To premier these new game elements, Team NINJA has released all-new images
highlighting the SmartGlass functionality, Golden Scarabs and fighting moves.
Xbox 360 players will be able to expand their NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE experience
with immersive SmartGlass “second screen” features on their internet-enabled tablet
or smartphone. They can check their updated personal records and achievements and
even watch strategy videos based on their current in-game location to get help. Players
will also be able to participate in the game’s community by viewing and commenting
on gameplay videos which have been uploaded by players around the world—or take a
more active role by uploading their own videos from the game.
Regardless of whether they are using SmartGlass features, all players can boost the
capability of Ryu Hayabusa, the game’s iconic ultimate Ninja, by discovering Golden
Scarabs hidden throughout the game world. These Scarabs can then be used to unlock
new Ninpo or weapons. For instance, Piercing Void, a move that creates deadly sharp
vacuum blades to slice up nearby enemies, can be unlocked for 20 Scarabs while the
sweeping Lunar Staff weapon can be unlocked for 10 Scarabs. The Scarabs are well
hidden, though—players will have to search hard for them!
Team NINJA also revealed fresh intel on the fighting moves that Kasumi and Momiji
will add to NINJA GAIDEN 3: RAZOR’S EDGE as playable characters. Kasumi, first seen
in the DEAD OR ALIVE series, brings a variety of deadly attacks including her renowned
Mugen Tenshin attacks that strike with deadly speed even if delivered from midair.
She can also unleash the slow but powerful Kunai Tempest, which creates a giant pinwheel
shuriken, and Rending Wind, which channels her aura into a powerful beam of energy.
Momiji is no slouch, either. She can double-jump in midair with her unique Heavenbreaker
to rain down attacks from high overhead, transform dancing leaves into a circle of
flames with her Crimson Lotus, and unleash a powerful fireball with her Autumn Flame.
Available prior to launch, the game’s demo will feature stages for both Hayabusa
and Ayane. Any Karma or Ninja Skills acquired in the demo can be transferred to the
full version, ensuring that demo play time is put to productive use. More details
regarding the demo will be available soon.