Ninja Gaiden 3 Release Date for Xbox 360 and PS3 officially announced

Posted by on Sep 20, 2010 | 7 Comments

Tecmo Koei have announced Ninja Gaiden 3 release date for Xbox 360 and PS3 behind closed doors at the on going Tokyo Games Show.

Tecmo Koei has announced Ninja Gaiden 3. This update came out of the Tokyo Game Show 2010. Estimated release date or platforms for Xbox 360 and PS3 are not disclosed yet.

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This is the first new Ninja Gaiden game following endless re-releases of the original Ninja Gaiden (Ninja Gaiden Black for Xbox1, Ninja Gaiden Sigma for PS3), a DS release called as “Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword” (which recycled elements from the first game, including bosses), and Ninja Gaiden 2 for Xbox 360 (later updated and released for the PS3 as Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2).

Fans of the Ninja Gaiden 3 have been eagerly awaiting news of a new Ninja Gaiden title for a while now. But as the original Xbox Ninja Gaiden mastermind, this news is taken with a sigh of sadness. Tomonobu Itagaki is no longer attached to Ninja Gaiden, having left the company in 2008 on bad terms.

Very few details exist due to this new title was only shown to the press behind closed-doors. Legendary ninja Ryu Hayabusa will return and he will portray in this game in more humanistic terms. But he will be even more violent than before. If considering the extremely violent nature of the series then that is even possible.

Most interesting is that whether or not the game will finally be true multiplatform. The series has never launched on both platforms at once, but it has been multiplatform in the past. Previously Microsoft’s systems got the initial exclusivity, but times have changed that’s why the game will most likely appear on both Xbox 360 and PS3. It may come in 2011 but it is not clear when the game is set to be launched.

According to the report on, Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi said “the new sequel will share its developers’ resources with two other projects in the coming year, ‘Dead or Alive: Dimensions’ and a samurai action game called “Ni-oh.”

Ryu Hayabusa’s eyes reveal a strange white face in a dark cloak and the shape of what appears to be a flame. Through an image of Ryu Hayabusa, the new Ninja Gaiden 3 was only promoted and shown wholly covered in blood, trying to get his facemask off while also throwing a killer stare at the player. Team Ninja will work with Koei on the samurai action title with Kou Shibusawa leading the development team.

Team Ninja also discussed about Dead or Alive Dimensions created exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and will deliver full three dimensional gaming without the use of glasses.

Players are allowed to experience all the content included in the first four video game and the graphics seem to be on par with what gamers could experience on a GameCube, but with the added 3D effects in this game.


  1. René De Beaumarchais says:

    “Ninja Gaiden 3 Release Date for Xbox 360 and PS3 officially announced”

    “Estimated release date or platforms for Xbox 360 and PS3 are not disclosed yet.”

    How about that official release date, geniuses????

  2. Jason Masci says:

    I can not wait for ninja gaiden 3 i am a big fan of the game i like the story of both ninja gaiden game that i beat. i also would like to see a live action movie to be made for ninja gaiden.It would make a lot of money.people who made 300 should make this movie.

  3. Nathan Duncan says:

    My favorite console game too date just above the God Of War Series, action, look, brutalness, and just the play of this game is relentless. I finshed all Ninja Gaidens,the originals, the Black, and the sigmas, and i just wanted part 3 straight away. This is music to my ears this news. Excited. Team ninja, u haven’t let me down so far, so im expecting ‘BIG THINGS’. Thank you

  4. roberto says:

    OMG i cannot wait i played every sigle game of tecmo im so interested in playing ninja gaiden 3 team ninja part 2 was incredable awsome plz make it happen before 2011 PLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG ninja gaiden 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Spidey Harper says:

    They should add Hayate and Kasumi into the story from the DOA series. Playing as them would be crazy, and the online play would be incredible. They could probably make another 3 games if they out their kinds to it.

  6. killseeker says:

    i can NOT wait until ninja gaiden 3 comes out, number 2 was awesum but you should add hayate cause they would be a kick-ass team

  7. aftab says:

    i dont know what shall i write & what shall i say only one fewer if the owner of this game can do 4me is to fit the eye of the dragon in the cursed blade of the arch fiend so the deadly dragon ninja RYU HAYABUSA destroys the supreme fiend GOGOHN once & for all

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