Online Pass required for Ninja Gaiden 3's new multiplayer

Tecmo Koei will be updating Ninja Gaiden for 2012 in several ways when the third title's released later this month. Besides classing things up a notch with a stronger emphasis on character development and a new 8-player online mode, the company will also be doing that other thing we're all doing this year: locking said mode behind an Online Pass.

We're sure the company didn't come to this decision lightly: what with Online Passes still being somewhat controversial among consumers, and what with Ninja Gaiden being a series explicitly marketed toward fans of sharp objects and extreme violence, this decision doubtless caused some sleepless nights for the management in question.

But then, if you're the sort of Ninja Gaiden fan who'd take this to heart, you've probably pre-ordered the Special Edition; and if you really haven't been keeping up with Ninja Gaiden, you're probably still wondering how they got online play onto a 20-year-old game in the first place...


  • Cyberninja - March 7, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    I like and hate these kinds of ideas at the same time because it rewards people for buying new, but its a pain if you borrow your friends games so you dont have to buy everything.
  • StoneDreadnaught - March 7, 2012 7:20 p.m.

    Ninja Gaiden's focus has never been about multiplayer. Not even co-op. So I could care less.
  • jmcgrotty - March 8, 2012 1:59 a.m.

    Irrelevant. In a perfect world, it wouldn't have online capability at all. And call it what it really is: a retard tax.
  • angelusdlion - March 8, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    And let's call your statements what they are. Inflammatory and stupid.

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