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Ninja Gaiden 3 Shows Off Multiplayer Action

Felix Kemp
Ninja Gaiden 3, Tecmo Koei, Trailers, Videos
Ninja Gaiden 3

With A Bloody New Video

I've all but lost hope in the Ninja Gaiden series. Once my go-to hack and slasher of choice, the loss of the controversial but undoubtedly talented Tomonobu Itagaki was difficult to stomach, and the paring back on the gore for the upcoming third entry was unforgivable. I even gave it a go over in GamesCom back in August, and found the entire experience utterly uninspired and disappointingly linear. But I digress, Tecmo Koei has unleashed an all new trailer for Ninja Gaiden 3, showcasing the competitive multiplayer mode in action. Which, I must admit, looks interesting, and at the very least ambitious.

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fanpages  Jan. 12, 2012 at 14:04

"Which, I must admit, looks interesting, and at the very least ambitious..." & chaotic depending on the number of players in an online battle.

I also see there is also a design decision to withdraw or restrict the levels of gore shown at the point of a kill (like was the case with the last PS3 release, rather than the Xbox 360 variant).

I wonder if that was for animation reasons online rather than to appeal to a wider audience.

Do you have any idea of the number of concurrent online players &/or other details, Felix, or are you sworn to secrecy for a while yet?



JonLester  Jan. 12, 2012 at 14:42

@fanpages: As I understand it, multiplayer will involve team battles and deathmatches for up to eight players. There will be an ranking system with experience and unlockable cosmetic touches.

Chaotic, yes, but I'm more worried about continually being stunned and juggled. And that, as Felix mentioned, the core experience was not shaping up very well last time we checked.

fanpages  Jan. 15, 2012 at 20:17

Thanks Jon. I did read your previous blog article/review & had hoped for some improvement since.

I think sourcing some game-play videos nearer to the release date (23 March 2012) will be wise.

Regardless, I will not be pre-ordering (at present) like I did for the previous two titles.




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