Compared to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, developer Team Ninja insists that Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge for Wii U will be a much better title. The developer now claims that the Wii U version will be the definitive version for followers of the series, and will be the “hardcore fan package.” According to Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi, hardcore aspects that were left out from the other versions will be included in the game for Wii U.

“We left out some of the things the series was well-known for. We did leave some of our fans out.”

“We had this opportunity to put those hardcore aspects back in [Wii U version]. It’s kind of the hardcore fan package of Ninja Gaiden 3.”



  1. What Ninja Gaiden 3 had missing:
    1. Moves list, and techniques that actually matter
    2. More than one weapon, eliminating variety.
    3. Ninpo (magic) attacks
    4. The famed difficulty and challenge.
    5. Dismemberment
    All of which defined Ninja Gaiden

    What Razors Edge has:
    All of the above, thanks to Nintendo pulblishing it and forcing it to be better.

    Who said Nintendo only do baby games? ;)


      • Same. I loved NG Black, and 2, my brother had them on the 360, and then the ps3 got god awful ports that were just weird, like purple blood (whut) and the audio was just crap.
        But this sound like the 1 and 2 that i loved, will probably be a day 1 purchase, depending on whats out


    • This was an excellent list and makes me extremely hopeful that Nintendo and Team Ninja succeed in this endeavor.

      Too, it would be nice to have the combination of the two not immediately be associated w/ Metroid: Other M (which I’m at least okay with, still recognizing that it didn’t succeed in certain areas like controls and Samus’ divisive depiction).


      • Yeah. Nintendo and Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo have a good history, and Other M was a good experiment, but it serves better as a 2D side scrolling shooter, or a 1st person shooter, although wouldnt mind seeing a third person shooter Metroid. Similar in te way that Dead Space is, but more fluid and fast paced movement


  2. This idea of ‘hardcore’ gamers and fans is stupid. If the game is good, people will buy; doesn’t matter if it’s a bloody game or the most non-violent game ever.

    Nintendo and third-party companies need to focus on making good games, not who or what crowd it could please. By doing that, you’re just attending to one group of people and limiting your choice to sell more.


    • In the case of Ninja Gaiden, though, what made the game hardcore wasn’t blood alone. It’s the punishing difficulty that an experienced player can manage to get through and achieve satisfaction from.


  3. This sounds good but it would really be better if they included some ports of the 2 first games, same with AC series and so on…
    Just some ports I don’t care if it’s identical to the original releases…
    It’s like movies, I don’t want to see the final movie of a trilogy first when not having seen the first 2 movies…

    But anything that boosts Wii U sales is also fine of course :)


    • The first 2 series has nothing to do with this one so don’t worry about it. You can play this without playing the first 2.

      I am a big Ninja Gaiden fan. I have all six games. The three on the ness and the three on the ps3…. three was ok but wanted more. So i will definitely get this one too.

      Get n or get OUT!!!!


  4. Just like Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford says that Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U is the DEFINITIVE VERSION of the game, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the Wii U is the DEFINITIVE version in the NG series! I’m sure it’s gonna be even better than the original NG3.


  5. Gonna get this on Wii U. Looks light years better than the PS3/360 versions. I tried NG2 a little, but it was awesome. Hopefully this NG3 really lives up the the mastery of Itagaki’s NG. So sad for PS3 and 360 owners.


  6. From what i played that game was so freaking hard to even beat some of the enemies. I died over 12 times before i even manage to get to the midway point. So this is Hardcore at is best.


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