Ninja Gaiden 3
E3 2011: Ninja Gaiden 3 Wows E3 With New Screens Aplenty
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One of the highlight's of yesterday's E3 was getting the chance to get a first hands-on with Ninja Gaiden 3, in what was a massive action-packed demo filled with mockney terrorists on a rainy London street. And at the risk of stepping on the toes of our upcoming Gaiden 3 preview, we'll leave the details at that.

Suffice to say, the game is playing like a dream, albeit a dream with rather a few quick-time events in there. Fear not though, it's nowhere near Ninja Blade levels of QTE madness.

So, head over to the gallery to check out all eighteen screens or check out our favourites below. Ninja Gaiden 3 is out in 2012.


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Comment #1 by bossvegeta1
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:46:02 AM
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Im on this

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Comment #2 by poheroe
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:46:40 AM
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awesome ninja gaiden is freacking aweosme!

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Comment #3 by Amy47YAY
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:47:15 AM
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Though... serious question... how is Ninja Gaiden pronounced?

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Comment #4 by SmS
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:51:13 AM
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It looks awesome, i loved how sword hit a some "bad guy" and it gave the feeling that you cutting through bones

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Comment #5 by JustAFriend
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 11:51:18 AM
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ninja guy-den

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Comment #6 by Evo Kazz
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:02:31 PM
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Some say Gay-Den, whoever den is

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Comment #7 by Andrew x360a
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:03:45 PM
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Not a fan of the QTEs at all. I'll wait until I see actual gameplay, but they seem completely at odds with the way the series has been shaped up to this point.

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Comment #8 by shywhitefox
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:06:17 PM
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Hmmm makes me wonder whats up with ryu right arm its looks like something is crawling up it bit by bit with each screenshot and some of the pictures seem to indicate there maybe a kind transformation stage like DMC i really hope its not full of kunai spamming assholes then i'm sold on it.

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Comment #9 by Chaos MAN
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:18:37 PM
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These screens look yummy.

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Comment #10 by GodsmacKam
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:30:38 PM
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I hope there are demons in the game etc

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Comment #11 by Ctp Slong
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:31:21 PM
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Ninja Gayboy

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Comment #12 by BackerMan
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:43:28 PM
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I hope they include busty babes in it, not only in ps3.

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Comment #13 by Spartanwarninja
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 12:46:57 PM
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Finally you posted it up!!
It was on the 1st day of E3 when the trailer was shown.

NG fans, do not be so hyped. There has been big big changes.Some unwelcomed

8-Player competitive multiplayer.
QTE [Yes, quick time events in combat WTF]
Stealth is introduce[yay?]
The Muramasa store and Save statues are gone replaced by owl that lands on you and automatic upgrades through campaign progression.
Voice actors have changed [for the worse IMO]
It's being worked on 3 platforms X360, PS3 and Wii U.[Less development time Boo!! working on the Wii U]

Dash is now slide and other changes.

I'll have to wait and see for the full game, but some of this info such as competitive multiplayer sounds really good but being realistic, it's got me shattered.[Networking, Population after the game comes out, Multiplayer support?, is the game designed for MP?]

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Comment #14 by Crims0nPenguin
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:05:49 PM
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like #13 basically said there were a few changes in the game that made me completely disappointed... I've always been a big fan of NG series however the new one seems to be a big change in a negative direction...

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Comment #15 by TheUglyCasanova
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:18:26 PM
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Really liked the second since it wasn't frustratingly hard all the time, but not sure how I feel about this one.

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Comment #16 by GodsmacKam
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:21:59 PM
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@11 Ninja gayboy? Are you really so upset that you got bich slapped by the difficulty of this game that your gonna start trolling, how pathetic

@13 These changes don't seem promising, i've always been a fan and i looved the game for what it is, i don't want stealth or multiplayer, i wanna be addicted to the onslaught in storymode and (unfortunately) rip my hair and throw my controller,because the satisfaction of beating this game is awesome, it deserves to go on your job CV reference lol

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Comment #17 by KH40T1C SH4D0W
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:24:12 PM
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this game is going to be insanely difficult.

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Comment #18 by FXH Reaper
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:38:25 PM
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Wow I am surprised they just picked up on these I had seen these screens already from before E3... it was on a Japanese site I think

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Comment #19 by Cade91
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:46:47 PM
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I hope it is challenging just not as hard as Ninja Gaiden 2 was. That was insane!

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Comment #20 by _Nosferatu_
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 01:56:58 PM
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Very nice!

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Comment #21 by Verdinial
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 02:12:04 PM
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Massive fan of Ninja Gaiden - @13 - Great find

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Comment #22 by Blueprotoss
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 02:24:38 PM
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I see that I'm not the only one that isn't happy about the changes in NG3 while I do prefer the voice actors in this so far.

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Comment #23 by XSaYeNX
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 02:44:01 PM
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why would they change it from number 2 man?? hope they havent tarded it totally......

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Comment #24 by ReapingAngel
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 04:19:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment I the only one here who noticed that is something wrong with his arm!?

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Comment #25 by Play N Skillz
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 05:37:39 PM
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Comment #26 by HELLuSINation
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 06:24:54 PM
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didn't know bout the changes you guys mentioned above. i hope they don't ruin it.
still lookinf forward to it. and ill always have my black and 2.

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Comment #27 by shywhitefox
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 06:34:39 PM
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no @24 i noticed myself as i stated earlier but for some reason its not a hugh issue with anyone else.

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Comment #28 by GR4V1G0R3
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 07:58:13 PM
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great to hear it's on its way eventually

suppose i better get round to trying to finish #2.

LOL @ Wii U, reminded me and a friend of the girl from kung pow, they have actual release titles that microsoft/sony would use as a codename - wonder if this one will be aimed more at gamers

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Comment #29 by challinko
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 02:57:50 AM
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with itagaki gone maybe those rocket jugglin' and trackin' IS ninjas went with'em, the only foes that utterly pissed me off, besides zedonius. Glad to hear muramasa shop is gone that was retarded. the owl is a cool idea for saves makes more sense. stealth is about time. to blow chunks in any format...this is supposed to be a reactionary real time affair. I hope the story is cohesive this time around.

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Comment #30 by Blueprotoss
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 09:06:54 AM
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@ 27. People aren't up in arms because its part of the story while nothing has been released on that yet.

@ 29. You do know that Tecmo made Ninja Gaiden difficult especially when they have produced most of the hardest Boss battles in Gaming. Why are you glad that the Muramasa shops are gone useless if you didn't use items or upgrade your weapons then. There's no owl, but there's a hawk while that still doesn't make sense. Moving slower isn't stealth, but if you want stealth then play Tenchu or the old Splinter Cell. The steel through bone is just a gimmick unlike God oF War. The stories were already cohesive especially with Japanese mythology involved.

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Comment #31 by ViNyLek
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 01:56:57 PM
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I beat the first one back on original xbox and never really had a chance to play second. Heard it was super hard though. Hopefully they'll lower that a bit this time around as it is sure looking promising:-)

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Team Ninja
Tecmo Koei


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

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