Ninja Gaiden 3 teaser teases Ninja Gaiden 3

The latest trailer from Team Ninja starring Ryu Hayabusa has a good chance of being Ninja Gaiden 3

*Yes.

Apologies for that palindromic headline, but we’re all probably a little weary of preludes to teasers of announcements. Yet as far as prolonging the magic goes, this GDC trailer from Team NINJA, teasing the E3 2011 reveal of a game confirmed for 2012 is pretty damned good one:

We’vepreviously reported on the existence of a Ninja Gaiden 3, although Tecmo’s press release coyly hints that the unnamed teaser above is nothing more than a “new look into the next installment in the legacy of one of the studio’s most iconic characters,” without confirmingwhat it is specifically.


Above: The number THREE is heavily implied, as is the possibility of this being a Ninja Gaiden game. Figure it out, gumshoe!

At least they’re serious about taking things in a different direction. The press release alsoechoes previous sentiments from newly crowned Team NINJA head, Yosuke Hayashi, by stating said game will “introduce this franchise to a broader audience while at the same time retaining the legendary challenge that has drawn hardcore gamers.” More importantly, the teaser adds a little credit to the promise ofan actual "reveal," as in, something you didn't already know about a certain character's identity. Hopefully, they'llconfirm my suspicion that Ryu has been the Tecmo Bowl referee all along!


Above: This'll make sense if you watch, silly

Feb 28, 2011

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