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Ninja Gaiden 3 teaser teases 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’ve previously 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 confirming what 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 also echoes 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 of an actual "reveal," as in, something you didn't already know about a certain character's identity. Hopefully, they'll confirm 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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15 comments

  • Tronto13 - February 28, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    obvious trailer is obvious!!
  • CoktorBloktopus - February 28, 2011 8:02 p.m.

    bloody hell that is hellishly bloody
  • GamesRadarChrisAntista - February 28, 2011 8:05 p.m.

    Honestly, I was very confused. The press release dances around the game's existence, yet they've spoken openly numerous times about its development. But I guess we'll know more at E3!
  • sgloomy - February 28, 2011 8:15 p.m.

    I really hope they release this and sigma 3 at the same time, it is really annoying, specially if they try to "tone it down" like they did with two, and I also hope it is going to get even harder
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - February 28, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    Well now I know what it's like to be stabbed by a ninja...Thanks Team Ninja
  • JADENkOTOR - February 28, 2011 8:47 p.m.

    Love this series even though I was a bit let down by the second installment. I played NG Black again a couple months ago and it was even harder than I remembered. I hope they make some tweaks to the gameplay and the camera... that would be nice.
  • KittanBachika - February 28, 2011 8:52 p.m.

    wasnt Ryu unmasked in DoA?
  • humpiedumpie - February 28, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    The NG series always get me excited :) Hope they release more information soon!
  • wiitard07 - February 28, 2011 10:14 p.m.

    "May contain content inappropriate for children." REALLY?
  • d0x - March 1, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    But...we have seen his face already lol so this cant be Ryu!
  • akatsukipride - March 1, 2011 1:26 a.m.

    @KittanBachika yeah i remember in DOA3 his second costume was his ninja outfit w/o the mask
  • happydude007 - March 1, 2011 6:12 a.m.

    This was posted in the aforementioned link, but if they ease up on the difficulty at all. I will be pissed. What's so wrong with GIVING A LITTLE EFFORT? I do agree though, the cheapness and bullshit camera need to be toned down big time. On a separate note, I've always hoped they would remake the glorious NG1&2 from the NES with the addition of the amazing music into the 3D treatment it truly deserves!
  • cougarmony123 - March 1, 2011 2:02 p.m.

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  • soranamineforever - March 1, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    Really, Chris? Ninja Gaiden 3? Foolish man, this is obviously Dead or Alive 5! ... (notices the lack of jiggle physics) They're... REBOOTING Dead or Alive? Right?
  • StriderNo9 - March 1, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Man, blood from that man is bloody.

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