Ninja Gaiden 3
Ninja Gaiden 3 Multiplayer Montage is Manic and Messy
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This new footage of Ninja Gaiden 3's multiplayer is slightly unnerving, showing what appears to be an objective-based game mode in which you kill and are killed in quick succession, with more chaos than the London riots and the average Saturday night out in [insert UK town or city here].

In fact, it's every bit as fast, frantic and insane as we expected it to be, with a whole parade of custom ninjas piling into one another with their gleaming katana swords unsheathed and ready to be sunk into the ribs of the nearest rival ninja. Sure, there's arrows, shurikens and giant black hole-type things flying around too, but you can't beat the personal touch of a blade through someone's spleen, right kids?

And if it all goes horribly awry in between the bloodbath, you can commit harakari and kill yourself. Check out the trailer - courtesy of G4 - to see Ninja Gaiden 3's multiplayer in action, then prepare to die with honour when the game launches this March.

[Via Joystiq]


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Comment #1 by Frozen x360a
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:21:25 AM
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Looks brilliant.

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Comment #2 by spiralgrant
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:23:18 AM
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Alsome ^-^

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Comment #3 by Hansathan
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:24:10 AM
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Whoever was complaining about how bad the addition of MP to this game would be in the last article is now eating their words. This looks AMAZING!

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Comment #4 by spiralgrant
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:25:38 AM
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oops wrong spelling lol :p awesome ^-^

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Comment #5 by GodsmacKam
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:25:41 AM
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Whilst I was originally against the idea of NG multiplayer (I always felt that some games like NG should just stick to single-player as it does such a good job) I have to admit it does look interesting and quite hectic :P
BUT I still think decapatation would have been sick, imagine trying to fight with like one-arm or 0ne-leg lol, would have been funny yet awesome at the same time...
Btw are these the only costumes we have? Surely we should be able to choose more??

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Comment #6 by Lazy_FAQer
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:30:59 AM
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Erm? Awesome sauce?

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Comment #7 by mad4ra
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:33:14 AM
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Im in it for the singleplayer master ninja madness - but the multiplayer looks fun :)

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Comment #8 by O0mix0O
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:33:36 AM
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Interesting to see how/if you can counter those insane combos.

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Comment #9 by ImmortalArbiter
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:37:20 AM
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If the single player didn't look so bad, I wouldn't mind this as much...but I think this game is going to be a failure.

I loved NG2 (and before people say I'm just no good at the series, I have the full 1250), but this game just doesn't look good at all.

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Comment #10 by ghsbe
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:39:31 AM
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I typically dislike online matches in any type of game, but this looks like a lot of fun.

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Comment #11 by Verdinial
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:48:49 AM
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The kick into the air and spin drop toward the ground always reminds me of Rock Lee's Hidden Lotus Jutsu.

Can't wait for this.

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Comment #12 by Vigor
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:02:00 AM
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Yay for MP in every game, DLC and Online Passes.
Next: Fallout 4 TDM.

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Comment #13 by Verdinial
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:03:45 AM
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@12 - Unlikely.

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Comment #14 by cheevo360
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:09:15 AM
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Look forward NG III for singleplayer!!

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Comment #15 by Achilles8249
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:09:22 AM
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Looks like a lot of fun flying in the air like that. Also how many people can be in the same match? That video looked like just 4.

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Comment #16 by Bleeding Star
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:12:23 AM
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I must be missing whats so awesome, looks incredibly broken

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Comment #17 by Verdinial
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:15:52 AM
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@15 4v4 I think?

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Comment #18 by Opayk
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:22:51 AM
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It looks cool and stuff now, but I can see it being extremely frustrating to play. It'll be hardcore dominated within a couple of weeks and it'll go downhill from there. Everything doesn't need multiplayer.

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Comment #19 by wza 1337
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:36:47 AM
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I thought it was called harakiri ?

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Comment #20 by wza 1337
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:41:43 AM
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#11 : Joshimitsus Rainbow Drop ^^

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Comment #21 by Verdinial
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 08:55:24 AM
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@20 - :D

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Comment #22 by Epilogue of Euphoria
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 09:09:11 AM
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So, basically this is Tenchu with style and better graphics.

Question, when are they just going to do away with single player and just make everything multiplayer based?

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Comment #23 by HoppyHippo
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 09:19:14 AM
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Harakiri, not harikari.

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Comment #24 by Lazy_FAQer
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 09:24:48 AM
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@ #18;

IMO every multiplayer game is dominated by the hardcore after a few weeks. Most gamers switch regularly after completion with the exception of CoD et al.

Your point is moot.

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Comment #25 by ToTaL EclipsEz
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 10:09:10 AM
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Wow I haven't really played ninja gaiden before but this looks awesome :O

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Comment #26 by sonicmark
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 11:21:36 AM
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There'll probably be an achievement in NG3 for performing Hara Kiri 100 times, for a massive 0G :P.

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Comment #27 by Xahevil
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 11:24:22 AM
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Wow..that looks so unbalanced and cheap...also looks like shit. That could have been graphics on the original Xbox... dirty. Not buying it.

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Comment #28 by Bajan Elite
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 11:45:57 AM
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Looks like it could be fun for a while. Did anyone else notice the video was showing the PS3 version.

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Comment #29 by Lord Terentius
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 11:54:01 AM
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At least the Izuna Drop still features as a key move.

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Comment #30 by Ayx
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 12:41:49 PM
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For people praising the MP, you're going to be the same people bitching about it days after it comes out. Games like this are completely dominated by elitist and people who can handle the speed of this Day 1. If you don't get in early to get used to it, it might be too late afterwards.

Here's to hoping MP Achievements are somewhat Forgiving.

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Comment #31 by RocketHarmony
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 01:34:28 PM
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Looks good but hard to play :P
Annoying combos everywhere haha.

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Comment #32 by Sentay
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 02:18:47 PM
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Okay I love Ninja Gaiden I've beaten NG2 over 15 times and NG1 over 20 so let me say that NG3 looks terrible, im sorry it does, it looks like all the bad / mediocre parts of Ninja Gaiden 2 without the fun combat. For instance heres some basic things this game does not have (or they are hiding which is bad at this point) multiple weapons, interesting bosses, diversified combos, more enemy variety, a complete lack of the absolutely horrid box rocket launcher guys fron NG2 (theyre there in one of the trailers), a challenging difficulty a multitude of environments with interesting architecture, and lastly gore really any gore (blood by itself when not persistant in the environment is not gore its an effect). Anyway if anybody is interested in the unofficial NG3 look up Devil's Third trailer on youtube and you'll see exactly what i mean.

TL;DR version: This game is not showing any selling points in its trailers, go look up Devil's Third trailer on youtube (its made by Tomonobu Itagaki creater of NG [seriously do it, it's really good]).

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Comment #33 by Bajan Elite
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 03:00:42 PM
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@30 Most people will bitch regardless. No game is perfect, especially when it has MP. COD have people bitching, BF3, Halo 3, Gears 3 etc. Its not just the players who hate the games entirely, players who love the game will still find problems that will annoying them and bitch. Your comment was a waste.

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Comment #34 by Sublethalend
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 03:03:44 PM
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I'm kind of curious to see how this will actually play and feel(multiplayer). I want it to be good but a part of me feels the need to be hesitant...oh well, still looking forward to NG3!

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Comment #35 by Astinoss
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 03:51:40 PM
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Although I'm not a fan of multiplayer in any shape, way or form I must admitt hat this looks extremely entertaining! I might even try it out if the reviews say it's as fun as it looks here.

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Comment #36 by Spanish Assault
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 03:59:02 PM
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This looks like it could be a nightmare for me.

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Comment #37 by GalaxyCrusher
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 06:22:23 PM
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I smell an Aussie ban coming up! :(

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Comment #38 by aosiding
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:38:12 PM
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Comment #39 by OptimusOBrien
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 09:49:03 PM
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I had my doubts about this but it looks really good cant wait to play it

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Comment #40 by Spartanwarninja
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 04:26:40 AM
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LOL Tenchu port.

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Comment #41 by APolakNamedSki
Saturday, January 14, 2012 @ 05:12:20 PM
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i counted 6 at most durin that trailer
i hope its 4v4

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Comment #42 by Tharxs Gamma
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 05:33:22 PM
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MP? Mmm I hope it doesn't ruin it :/

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US March 20, 2012
Europe March 23, 2012
Japan March 22, 2012

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