Juicy New Ninja Gaiden 3 Details; 60FPS, Co-Op/Versus, More

May 25, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

The Official PlayStation Magazine has made its way to subscribers today; resulting in a batch of new intriguing details for Team Ninja-developed Ninja Gaiden 3. Publisher Tecmo Koei provided the magazine with details including the hack and slash game featuring 60FPS, possible Move support and more.

OPM had the following new details on Ninja Gaiden 3 (courtesy of NeoGAF):

  • Blood is back
  • Difficulty level won’t be toned down for casual gamers
  • There will be both competitive and cooperative modes. One or both will support up to 8 players
  • The store is gone
  • Weapons will upgrade over time
  • Greater emphasis on story
  • May feature Move support

The full quote on the PlayStation Move support for the game reads:

Most intriguingly, Hayashi promises a mulitplayer mode offering head to head combat, and suggests Gaiden 3 may feature Move support.

Hayashi said:

We want to bring out the best parts of the Move in this game.

Ninja Gaiden 3 was officially announced during a press event in 2010 at Tokyo Game Show. The third installment in the series – until now – had only received a teaser image of protagonist Ryu Hayabusa. The game itself will show players Ryu’s human side as the character embarks on an adventure which sees him descending into a hellish realm.

Ninja Gaiden 3‘s release date is currently unknown, but as the game will be shown at this year’s E3 a launch confirmation could be unveiled then.