X

REGISTER TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR NEWS AND GET ALERTS
ON your favorite games

Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions
No thanks, take me to EGMNOW
X
Customize your news
for instant alerts on
your favorite games
Register below
(it only takes seconds)
Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions


X
X


 

THE BUZZ: At a special Team Ninja event held in Shibuya, Japan, Ninja Gaiden 3 producer Yosuke Hayashi revealed some new details about the game. In promoting the next adventures of Ryu Hayabusa, the Chinese character for “three”—a kanji made up of three horizontal brush strokes— has been used. Hayashi previously said that each brush stroke symbolized a core concept of NG3, and at E3 he revealed the first one was “katana”.

Today, he revealed the meaning of the second stroke—”consequence”. To help explain this, Hayashi showed a new trailer for the game, one which showed Ryu killing a soldier who had put down his gun and was begging for his life.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will also offer “Play Styles”, where players don’t just pick the difficulty of the game, but how they actually want to play the game. Picking one of the “ninja” play styles, for example, keeps the game feeling like previous chapters, while a “hero” option will let players enjoy the story and events of the game without having as much pressure to get good at combat.

One other big reveal was that Ninja Gaiden 3 will include an online mode, one where players will be able to create their own custom ninjas, then take them online to battle against other players to see who can become the top ninja. Very little could be said about the multiplayer options at this point, but hopefully more details will be revealed soon.

EGM’s TAKE: At the event, we only got but a small taste of this new “consequences” concept, and even then it was more along the lines of hints and teases. In a gameplay video we saw shortly after, Ryu cut down an entire group of soldiers who had all surrendered to him. Will players be given the chance to decide if Ryu does that or not? Or is the entire point of the “consequences” idea that players will have to deal with the consequences of Ryu taking such actions?

If done right, it could be a very interesting factor to mix into a series so well known for bloody violence. In the Ninja Gaiden series, nothing is ever easy, especially killing—but maybe forcing Ryu to face the death and destruction he’s left in his wake is even harder.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.

The consequences of being Ryu Hayabusa in Ninja Gaiden 3

At a special Team Ninja event held in Shibuya, Japan, Ninja Gaiden 3 producer Yosuke Hayashi revealed some new details about the game.

By Mollie L Patterson | 09/14/2011 10:56 AM PT

News

THE BUZZ: At a special Team Ninja event held in Shibuya, Japan, Ninja Gaiden 3 producer Yosuke Hayashi revealed some new details about the game. In promoting the next adventures of Ryu Hayabusa, the Chinese character for “three”—a kanji made up of three horizontal brush strokes— has been used. Hayashi previously said that each brush stroke symbolized a core concept of NG3, and at E3 he revealed the first one was “katana”.

Today, he revealed the meaning of the second stroke—”consequence”. To help explain this, Hayashi showed a new trailer for the game, one which showed Ryu killing a soldier who had put down his gun and was begging for his life.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will also offer “Play Styles”, where players don’t just pick the difficulty of the game, but how they actually want to play the game. Picking one of the “ninja” play styles, for example, keeps the game feeling like previous chapters, while a “hero” option will let players enjoy the story and events of the game without having as much pressure to get good at combat.

One other big reveal was that Ninja Gaiden 3 will include an online mode, one where players will be able to create their own custom ninjas, then take them online to battle against other players to see who can become the top ninja. Very little could be said about the multiplayer options at this point, but hopefully more details will be revealed soon.

EGM’s TAKE: At the event, we only got but a small taste of this new “consequences” concept, and even then it was more along the lines of hints and teases. In a gameplay video we saw shortly after, Ryu cut down an entire group of soldiers who had all surrendered to him. Will players be given the chance to decide if Ryu does that or not? Or is the entire point of the “consequences” idea that players will have to deal with the consequences of Ryu taking such actions?

If done right, it could be a very interesting factor to mix into a series so well known for bloody violence. In the Ninja Gaiden series, nothing is ever easy, especially killing—but maybe forcing Ryu to face the death and destruction he’s left in his wake is even harder.

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Mollie L Patterson

view all posts

Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.