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Ninja Gaiden 3 Has Exclusive Features on Wii U

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:34 am by Justin Cavender

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will launch with the Nintendo Wii U on November 18, and will also include features unavailable on any other platform. We are talking about new weapons and characters, a redesigned battle system and online multiplayer modes.

In Ninja Gaiden 3,  the super mega ninja, Ryu Hayabusa must lift a curse or be destroyed. Doesn’t sound like much of problem when you have six new weapons instead of three, oh dang!!! It’s good to know Ryu can still be quick and nimble while carrying a sword, claws, scythe, dual katana, staff and a kusari-gama.

Features Exclusive to the Wii U

  • Ayane as a playable character: Now players can take on the role of Ayane in her own exclusive chapters.
  • Character-progression system: Upgrades are available for weapons and Ninpo, learn new moves, increase HP and unlock new costumes.
  • Ryu and Ayane playable in co-op mode: Players can use Ryu or Ayane 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 classicNINJA GAIDEN boss characters with new moves.
  • Wii U GamePad Functionality: Change weapons or attacks, and use as a quick reference guide for learning all new moves and abilities.
  • Additional Playable Characters: At some point after launch, additional playable characters will be available as free DLC.
  • More Tenacious Enemies: The Wii U version of the game restores enemies’ ability to fight when severely wounded, which shouldn’t be a problem for a real ninja.

If you’re planning on buying a Wii U then I would definitely add Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge to your list of launch titles to pick up. We had a chance to play at E3 over the summer and we were impressed with what we saw. I’m curious if the Wii Pad will help or hinder the gaming experience when you need to be quick on your feet. If all else fails just add the Wii Pad to your list of weapons, and throw it at your charging enemies.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is rated M for Mature.

You can follow Justin on Twitter @Edgyarmo but you will have to use your ninja skills to take him out. He’s a very sneaky man.

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