Ninja Gaiden 3: New screens and details on Ryu Hayabusa’s evil arm

New screenshots for Ninja Gaiden 3 have arrived with details about the sequel’s premise. Expect main character and master-of-many-weapons Ryu Hayabusa to find his right arm possessed. Ryu’s evil arm will be a central part of Ninja Gaiden 3’s story and from look of these new screenshots, it appears that his arm will make him even more dangerous.

The information comes from a feature recently published in Famitsu. You can head to the magazine’s site to see more screens of Ryu killing goons. In addition, you can also see some nice shots of the Ninja Gaiden ninja sliding and wall-climbing in new ways. Speaking to Famitsu, Ninja Gaiden 3 producer Yousuke Hayashi also said that the game will focus on Ryu as a “Japanese Dark Hero,” reinforcing the idea that Hayabusa’s ominous arm will be the main thing that the game’s story revolves around.

Right now, Team Ninja figures that Ninja Gaiden is about 30% finished. While no firm release date was announced, the game is expected to launch in 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Expect more details on Ninja Gaiden 3 from E3 2011. GamesRadar will be there checking out the latest entry in the series so that you can find out more about it here.

[Source: Famitsu via Andriasang]

Jun 1, 2011


  • lovinmyps3 - June 2, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    Reminds me of Devil May Cry 4.
  • Fusionmix - June 2, 2011 12:22 p.m.

    LIQUIIIIIIIIIIIID No, seriously, what's up with japanese developers and demon-possessed arm? o_0 DMC4, God Hand, this?
  • sleepyMexican45 - June 2, 2011 10:25 a.m.

  • archnite - June 2, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    Does anyone else see Ryu about to throw a hadouken in that last screen?
  • quincytheodore - June 2, 2011 5:31 a.m.

    At one point, Hayabusa will struggle to keep his inner demon in check. He is losing and pleads Ayane / Rachel / Other set of racks to cut it off. Ryu: "I kan't take it anymoar, kat it! Kat it!" Boobs: "Nyyooo, there's gotcha be sum other weiy!" Ryu : "Hurr-eeyy. Befour I lose myself.. and hurt yu..." DD : "Nyoo, fight it!" Ryu : "I don't wanna hurrtt yu!" Juggly :"Ai believe in yuuu!" Ryu : "Yu min so muach to me" Milky :"Me love yu long time two" Ryu : "I will not lose to this arm... eeeekkkk" And that's how Nero got his klepto arm... The lines are the actual representation of the localization script.
  • R-ape - June 2, 2011 4:32 a.m.

    Only 30%? Good. Maybe they'll get around to touching up Ryu's new "prototype arm" because it's not setting itself apart too well from looking like a bad rash.
  • CH3BURASHKA - June 2, 2011 3:53 a.m.

    Can't decide between a wife arm joke and a Liquid Snake joke. Apparently, I don't have to, because the previous commenters have done it for me.
  • Japanaman - June 2, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    Posssessed arm? Haven't we seen that enough in games?
  • Imgema - June 2, 2011 2:55 a.m.

    What's up with arms in videogames? Can't they think of something original?
  • GhostbustTyler - June 2, 2011 2:11 a.m.

    I would have made another arm joke.. but soulreapermarco already won that contest.
  • soulreapermarco - June 2, 2011 2:08 a.m.

    The arm is his wife.
  • NightCrawler_358 - June 2, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    Well you see, after Liquid Snake was killed, he converged with Ocelot too... oh wait, thats not right. This may be a super corny plot point, but its cool in an 80's kung fu kinda way.
  • santaclouse37 - June 2, 2011 1:58 a.m.

    Looks like NG3's pulling an MGS2, if ya know what I mean.
  • Z-man427 - June 2, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    Seems to be getting a little sprinkling of [PROTOTYPE]. Sounds cool.
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - June 2, 2011 1:56 a.m.

    Oh, maybe we will get an awesome Princess Mononoke reference in the game?

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