Ninja Gaiden 3 on Wii U is Bigger, Bloodier, Better

Nintendo's bloodthirsty console brings back dismemberment

Nintendo will publish Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, the expanded version of the divisive ninja-mashing action game we actually quite liked when we reviewed it back in March.

Does that mean Tecmo-Koei has had to scale back the gore? Erm, how about you try the exact opposite of that. Razor's Edge will bring back the popular limb dismemberment feature from Ninja Gaiden II, which was sorely missed from the threequal when it hit 360 and PS3 earlier in the year. Sorely missed by the kind of people who like to pull the wings from butterflies, that is.


The Wii U version will also include six brand new weapon types and three new blends of Ninpo, which you can use to bitchslap new enemy types in new battle areas. It's got new stuff, we think is the gist of the press release. There's also a brand-spanking new character/weapon progression system.

If you're freaking out about how you're going to keep tabs on all those new weapons and Ninpo spells, then fret ye not - the Wii U GamePad will act as a big-ass selection screen, so you can keep your arsenal of limb-lopping devices in check. Phew!

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be released on Wii U at some point during the 'Holiday' season. (Read: it's going to be a launch window title).