Ninja Gaiden 3 Screenshots Show Online Modes

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
If I have learnt one thing during my time as a Newshound, it's that Tecmo KOEI don't just release a handful of screenshots – they try to drown us in the new media. The latest batch of screenshots for Ninja Gaiden III are not an exception. We have 30 new screenshots for you, starting with two previews of the game's locations:

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The campaign introduces several notable NPCs to players as Ryu romps around London in his bid to thwart a terrorist attack. Here we have Cliff and Mizuki, two of Ryu's allies:

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A blond bombshell named Lovelace also seems to play a significant part in the game. She seems to be very friendly with Ryu's enemy, the Regent of the Mask:

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Talking of the Regent of the Mask, here are a few new screenshots of the mysterious enemy. Although he is obviously connected to the events of the game, his motives still remain as unclear as his real identity.

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We couldn't show you screenshots of the campaign without providing some of Ryu in action. I'm afraid that there isn't much blood though.

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The game's multiplayer modes have finally been showcased for the first time. 1Up managed to get their hands on a preview version of the game and have shed some light on the things that gamers can expect. Two modes were on display. Up to eight ninjas can take to the arena in a game of Clan Battle (team deathmatch) or Battle Royale (deathmatch).

Points are awarded for pulling off certain attacks or kills. Extra points are also rewarded for completing certain bonus tasks, which bear more than a slight resemblance to the contracts found in Call of Duty: Black Ops. One such task involved performing a "ghost kill". Here players have to nudge the analog stick to walk, rather than run; this enables players to enter an invisible mode and trigger a single surprise attack.

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If things are going particularly badly, players are also able to commit harakiri, a form of ritual suicide involving the cutting of the stomach.

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Finally, players will be able to customise the appearance of their multiplayer persona. Here is a quick preview of the customisation menus:

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Ninja Gaiden III is due to be released in March 2012.
Credit for this story goes to HUstlinonradio
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.
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iBrotherVonDoom
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Posted on 09 December 11 at 02:32
Fair play... these shots look awesome, and the multiplayer element is interesting to say the least. Won't be buying it on day of release though as I found the last game too difficult. Some people may laugh at that, I think of myself as being a better than average gamer but still... they know how to make a game difficult. B, E, A, UTIFUL though!
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Posted on 09 December 11 at 02:33
lookin good
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MP looks like tenchu Z
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ICoN xLeViAtHaN said:MP looks like tenchu ZI wish they made Tenchu Z 2...cry
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blue silk said:ICoN xLeViAtHaN said:MP looks like tenchu ZI would DIE if they made Tenchu Z 2!headspinTenchu, was fucking awesome, I would love that, Z was amazing, played far too much co-op than I care to remember.

Though the MP looks like it, I doubt it will be, Tenchu was more stealth based, Ninja Gaiden is more, kill now with a bit of added kill some more.
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Can I ask.. Is tenchu Z worth renting? I loved the originals but Tenchu Z screens never looked appealing?
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iBrotherVonDoom said:Can I ask.. Is tenchu Z worth renting? I loved the originals but Tenchu Z screens never looked appealing?While it's obviously an older title now, if you enjoy Proper stealth and assassination (unlike today's Assassins Creed's) then this is nearly as close as you can get. Can get repetitive hear and there though. Fairly easy achievements, and lots of customization. It's a good game and one of my older favorites ... i so wish they made another one :(

As for the topic, screens look good. I'm slightly interested in the multiplayer, i can see it being pretty good if done correctly
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This is looking very promising! Looking forward to it!
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http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR5S8bXlczQRKwe97zDn...

Reminds me of Gloria from DMC4.
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Tired of waiting
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No Itagaki, no Ninja Gaiden
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I'm curious to see how this game gets translated into MP.
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Hey, this looks better than that one DMC thing!
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THE COCONUT MAN said:No Itagaki, no Ninja GaidenI kinda agree but so far the game in developement does seem a bit intriguing. Guess we'll see once it is released how well the coped without him.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS GAME (but Mass Effect 3....)
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I really hope that the insane difficulty from NGII is maintained in this game. I love games that frustrate you endlessly, because it's so much more satisfying when you beat it. Heck, beating just a small gauntlet on MNM in Ninja Gaiden II was immensely satisfying. I also hope that multiplayer's presence is as minimal as possible in NGIII, not just in-game, but achievement wise too.
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True XenoBlade said:iBrotherVonDoom said:Can I ask.. Is tenchu Z worth renting? I loved the originals but Tenchu Z screens never looked appealing?While it's obviously an older title now, if you enjoy Proper stealth and assassination (unlike today's Assassins Creed's) then this is nearly as close as you can get. Can get repetitive hear and there though. Fairly easy achievements, and lots of customization. It's a good game and one of my older favorites ... i so wish they made another one :(

As for the topic, screens look good. I'm slightly interested in the multiplayer, i can see it being pretty good if done correctly
Thanx for the info. will add it to my list
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Posted on 09 December 11 at 07:30
Looks great so far but i hope they dont screw up on it though ^-^
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That 5th screenshot, that hand shock looks odd
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