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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 book, soundtrack CD, four character demo and exclusive figurine too.

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Plus Collector’s Edition and Preorder Details

Highly Anticipated Action Title to Ship in March 2012 with Exclusive Downloadable Preorder Incentives as well as Massive Collector’s Edition for Fans.

Hertfordshire, December 15, 2011 – TECMO KOEI Europe1 announced today the release date for the standard and Collector’s Edition of its upcoming action-packed title, NINJA GAIDEN 3. Developed by Team NINJA, this innovative new installment of the celebrated core action series will be available on March 23, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. A NINJA GAIDEN 3 value-packed Collector’s Edition will also be available for both console platforms on the same day.

NINJA GAIDEN 3 spotlights the series’ beloved Japanese dark hero, Ryu Hayabusa, with an original story developed by famed writer Masato Kato bringing new depth to the game’s intense swordsmanship and hardcore action combat. Led by Yosuke Hayashi, Team NINJA has crafted the game with the sole purpose of giving players a new experience as the man, the human being, behind the mask of the world’s greatest ninja, Ryu Hayabusa.

As well as adding depth to this mysterious and complex character, the game promises heightened intensity during close combat fighting while featuring new competitive and co-op online multiplayer modes that bring a new aspect to the NINJA GAIDEN series. Once more, on March 23d, it will be time for players to pick up the infamous Dragon Sword, hone its blade and sharpen their skills.

Team NINJA has also prepared a special treat for those who preorder NINJA GAIDEN 3: an exclusive, special downloadable two-character demo stage from their upcoming DEAD OR ALIVE 5 fighting game, which will give fans a first chance to experience the game’s high quality and high energy action fighting before it hits stores in 2012.

Meanwhile, the premium NINJA GAIDEN 3 Collector’s Edition offers a truly deluxe package as it includes an exclusive NINJA GAIDEN 3 “Unmask” game art book, the official game soundtrack CD, a unique collectors “Duel of the Masked” figure, as well as the chance to play four characters in the DEAD OR ALIVE 5 demo stage.