I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the Ninja Gaiden series since it first was available on the Nintendo Entertainment system. I’ve played ever iteration that has come out and have always been wowed by the mixture of great mechanics, intense visuals, and insane difficulty. Ninja Gaiden 3 will be the first game in the modern iteration of series that wont have the involvement of Tononobu Itagaki and I’m eagerly waiting to see what the new Team Ninja has in store for the series. Recently Techmo Koei announced details on Ninja Gaiden 3’s release date as well as the details on preorders and the contents of its collector’s edition.
BURLINGAME, Calif. December 15, 2011 – TECMO KOEI America, a leading publisher of interactive games, today revealed the scheduled ship date, preorder details, and contents of the Collector’s Edition of its upcoming action title, NINJA GAIDEN 3. Developed by Team NINJA, the innovative new installment in the famed core action series will be available on March 20, 2012 for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, with a value-packed NINJA GAIDEN 3 Collector’s Edition available for both console platforms.
Those who preorder NINJA GAIDEN 3 at GameStop and Amazon will get a special downloadable two-character demo stage from Team NINJA’s upcoming DEAD OR ALIVE 5 fighting game, giving fans an exclusive chance to experience the game’s high quality, high energy action fighting before it arrives in stores in 2012. Meanwhile, the premium NINJA GAIDEN 3 Collector’s Edition offers a truly deluxe package that gives players a chance to play all four characters in the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 demo stage, an exclusive NINJA GAIDEN 3 “Unmask” game art book, soundtrack CD, and a unique “Duel of the Masked” figure not available elsewhere. Collector’s Edition only available at GameStop and EB Games.
NINJA GAIDEN 3 is ESRB rated “RP” (Rating Pending) and will carry MSRP $59.99 for the regular edition and $99.99 for the Collector’s Edition. More details will be shared in the coming months as Team NINJA readies the title for its fans. The game will be published by Tecmo Koei America.
The combination of an exclusive first look at Dead or Alive 5 that you get for preordering the game and the exclusive items from the Collector’s Edition, you have a perfect package made for any die hard Ninja Gaiden fan.