Also Known As
Ninja Gaiden 3
Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

PlayStation 3

  • US 20th Mar 2012
  • EU 23rd Mar 2012
Controller Support


  • Review Ninja Gaiden III (PlayStation 3)

    A bloody mess

    To accept a life that walks in the path of a ninja is to accept death itself. Bloodshed flows like a river through the fingers tightly grasped to the hilt of his blade. Burdened with carrying the weight of the thousands of lives he’s taken, always knowing that payment for his sins will come in due time. In Ninja Gaiden III, series...

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Ninja Gaiden III News

  • Feature Understanding the Niche - Ninja Gaiden III

    Cutting deeper for a better understanding

    Ninja Gaiden III recently sliced its way to store shelves with much hype and anticipation from long-time fans, but developer Team Ninja’s hopes to release a Ninja Gaiden title with mass market appeal unintentionally cut right through the hearts of its core fanbase that’s supported the studio for nearly a...

  • News Become the Ultimate Ninja with Free Ninja Gaiden III DLC


    Ninja Gaiden III is so easy that our own blade-wielding beast Christopher Ingram managed to play through the game with his eyes closed. Or so we’re told. That’s not exactly a glowing endorsement for a franchise that prides itself on its difficulty, and so publisher Tecmo Koei has taken steps to rectify that issue. Now available for...

  • News Tecmo Koei Sneaks Free DLC into Ninja Gaiden 3

    Palate cleanser

    If you’re still furious about Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken DLC plans, then here’s something to lighten your mood: publisher Tecmo Koei has announced that it is to release a batch of free DLC for the upcoming Ninja Gaiden III. Revealed in Famitsu magazine [via Andriasang], the post-release goodies will include two new...

  • News Select Retailers Bundling Move Peripheral with Ninja Gaiden 3

    Wield the Dragon Sword

    The Nintendo Wii has taught us to anticipate needless peripheral extensions alongside motion controlled games, and it looks as though Team Ninja’s upcoming Ninja Gaiden III is not going to be any different. A listing on Canadian retailer Video Game Plus mentions a limited edition bundle which includes a Dragon Sword...

  • News GAME Won't Stock Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City or Ninja Gaiden 3

    Confirmed by the publishers

    UK Retailer GAME has missed out on a number of big releases in recent weeks as a result of losing its credit insurance, as negotiations with publishers and distributors have continued to break down. As the company reportedly seeks buyers, its been confirmed that two more high-profile PS3 titles won't be stocked by the...

  • News Ninja Gaiden III Slashes Up London

    Painting the town crimson

    Tecmo Koei’s released a brand new trailer for Ninja Gaiden III showing off the game’s London stage. For realism, the level takes place in the rain. Well it’s not going to be sunny is it? As you’d expect, the footage is decidedly violent. Seriously, don’t watch it if you don’t like blood and gore. The game’s...

  • News Witness 30 Minutes of Deadly Ninja Gaiden III Footage

    Are you a simple Hero, or a Master Ninja?

    Like the series stealthy ninja protagonist Ryu Hayabusa, silently running towards an enemy pawn, a full 30 minutes of Ninja Gaiden III gameplay footage silently slipped upon us while we slept through the night. Through the jump you can feast your eyes on the intense action, as OXM plays through the entire...

  • Feature Five Move Games to Watch in 2012

    Get out your calendars

    Last year was a pretty full year of PlayStation Move games — we make it 80 Move-compatible games were released in 2011 — but we're sure 2012 is going to be even bigger. Here we've picked just five upcoming PlayStation Move games we think you'll want to watch out for in 2012. Sorcery: Publisher: Sony. Developer: The...

  • News Ninja Gaiden 3's Hero Mode Explained

    New multiplayer details too

    Ninja Gaiden III is slicing into Europe on March 2012 and new details are finally starting to sneak our way. This time up, Game Informer recently published an article that broke new details on the controversial Hero Mode in the game, a new approach for the series that's pushing to attract gamers who are more casual than...

  • News Ninja Gaiden III Slices Europe on 23rd March

    Collector's Edition detailed too

    Ninja Gaiden III will reach Europe on 23rd March complete with Dead or Alive 5 demo, Tecmo Koei has confirmed. Those who pre-order Ryu Hayabusa's first motion-controlled adventure will be eligible for a downloadable demo of the upcoming fighter, but it's the collector's edition that's most tantalising, with an art...

About The Game

Team NINJA’s most iconic character is set to be unmasked to the world…

One of the most well-known ninja, Ryu Hayabusa’s name conjures feelings in people the world over. And yet, there is so much that we don’t know about the man behind the mask.

Ninja Gaiden 3 aims to take players on a journey with their hero Hayabusa once more, but this time they’ll see more from their protagonist than they ever imagined. For the first time, we’ll get a look at the world through Hayabusa’s eyes, and find out what drives him to fight, and kill.

At the center of the conflict this time around is a masked man whose motivations and goals are unclear. Through mysterious powers, he changes Hayabusa – and the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are blurred forever.

Featuring a new story, new gameplay and new modes, Ninja Gaiden 3 marks a new direction in this fan-favorite franchise. Team NINJA will change the way fans think about ninja and Hayabusa in this game, and promise that they’ll know what it feels like to “cut someone down” through their experiences in the game.

The game will also feature online multiplayer, both co-op and competitive, that will add a completely new experience to Ninja Gaiden. The shadowy world of ninja has never been presented this way, and Ninja Gaiden will never be the same!

Pick up the Dragon Sword once more, sharpen its blade and hone your skills. An adventure unlike any other awaits you…

 Cutting Down your Enemy: Through new gameplay mechanics and presentation, players will feel what it’s like to cut through an enemy’s flesh and bone, along with the consequence that comes with it.
 A Hero Unmasked: With a new story and new characters, players will learn more about Hayabusa’s past and present life than ever before. Once seen only as a mindless killing machine, players will unravel layers of their hero as they see his motivations and learn about the man behind the mask.
 High-Octane Ninja Action: Built upon the same intense action that the series is renowned for, Ninja Gaiden 3 will challenge players while still remaining accessible for players new to the franchise.
 Online Action: A rich and challenging set of online modes are being implemented, giving players the option to play cooperatively or competitively. New challenges, characters and missions await those who choose to join the Shadows of the World online!