Tecmo Koei Europe has today announced that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The previously Wii U exclusive features additional playable characters, a new gameplay mode, a redesigned battle system with enhanced enemy AI for it's arrival on both consoles.
"Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is the most action-packed and feature rich Ninja Gaiden game ever created," said Yosuke Hayashi, Team Ninja leader. "The brutal combat will challenge the hardest of hardcore fans while also rewarding them with tons of bonus content and new features including three playable female characters, new stages, and three times as many Ninja Trial missions."
Tecmo says that the game has been designed from the ground up to satisfy core action fans with a redesigned battle system, improved enemy AI, the greatly reduced interactive QTE scenes, and the return of dismemberment. Even with severed arms or legs, enemies will fight on and players will find they have to change attacks on the fly to win brutally tough battles the challenge level leaves little room for error. The Ninja Skills systems lets players use Karma earned in combat to freely purchase weapon and Ninpo upgrades, feats, and costumes. Adding to the variety of gameplay, Kasumi, Ayane, and Momiji all join Hayabusa as playable characters. Ayane will get her own chapters in Story Mode while all three female characters can be played in the new Chapter Challenge mode and Ninja Trials co-op play with multiple costume options.
The online features in Razor's Edge have also been greatly expanded, with all the previously paid DLC from Ninja Gaiden 3 available as a bonus. The Ninja Skills upgrade system works online to let players use Karma to purchase 64 customizable features for the Unknown Ninja used in multiplayer Clan Battles. Supporting up to eight players, five brand new Clan Battle stages have been added.
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is due for release on April 5 this year.