Preview: Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Wii U)

I’m a fan of a number of developers, and the folks at Team Ninja are pretty high on my list. Whether it’s their long-running action series, Ninja Gaiden, or the story-driven fighter, Dead or Alive, Team Ninja knows how to pack a game with the content players long for.  It’s been two decades since we’ve seen a Ninja Gaiden on a Nintendo console, and the series is finally returning with the release of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for Wii U.  Will this comeback be all we hoped and dreamed for? Continue reading to find out! -Greg Boe (admin)

Every game in the action packed series has an epic beginning, but Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge leaves all the previous games in the dust.  You start off in the city of London, where a terrorist cell has attacked.  Their only demand? Ryu Hayabusa, that’s who.  Long story short, this evil masked villain does something strange and sinister to Ryu’s sword and entire right arm; he infects it with pure evil.  Yeah.. That’s not a good thing.

Although it must suck for our ninja friend to have a cursed right arm, it helps him out to slaughter his foes even more effectively than during his past adventures with some killer-combos.  The epic combos aren’t the only new tricks Ryu has up his sleeve; he can now scale walls with his handy kunai, slide right under low obstacles in the environment, pick up extra weapons via DLC, and much more.

If you have seen any media whatsoever from Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (even the above screenshot), you already know that the game isn’t afraid of showing a little blood.  In fact, the game is full of the stuff, leaving pools of blood under fallen foes, all over the environment, and even on Ryu’s burly arms.  That said, this is an M-Rated game, so what did you expect?

One thing I love about the Ninja Gaiden series is, once you know what you’re doing, you can look totally badass flipping around and executing combos perfect combos.  I can’t wait to see more from the Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and from what we’ve seen, it’s sure to satisfy fans when it releases in the near future.  What are your hopes or expectations for this game? Let us know in the comments!

About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

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