Online Pass Required For Ninja Gaiden 3

Online Pass Required For Ninja Gaiden 3

Multiplayer locked down

Written by DavieMarshall on 07 March 12 at 14:10

If you have an all black suit, rubber soled shoes, a sword (or very large knife) and a will to kill, we're afraid it won't get you very far without an online pass. Tecmo-Koei has confirmed to Joystiq that Ninja Gaiden III will make use of the infamous online pass to restrict the online multiplayer.

On that bombshell we'll try and cheer some of you up with some screens, a gameplay video and a dev diary. That's just the tip of the iceberg though, and there's a lot more besides. Don't forget to read up on the pre-order benefits too.

Ninja Gaiden III is scheduled for release on March 20th for North America, March 22nd for Japan, and March 23rd for Europe.
AuthorMessage
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:11
thanks, saved me the cash of buying this right away
alanp9
440,615
alanp9
TrueAchievements Moderator440,615 TrueAchievement Points940 posts
Last post: 22 Apr at 11:08
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:21
Yep, another title I can move over to my "wait for a price drop" list. Thanks for keeping us updated.
PILULE 1995
194,962
PILULE 1995 - Gears Of War 2 1750/1750
194,962 TrueAchievement PointsTrueAchievement Site Rank: 9,583 out of 226,90197 posts
Last post: 27 Jan at 00:59
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:25
Won't get that one, I was hopping for no multiplayer achievement but a pass is even worse.
Zacry072
469,273
Zacry072 - Well TA, it's been an excellent 3 years. Time to remove myself from here though. I hope everyone understands.--Zac
Site Helper347 completed games(Includes owned DLC)2,465 posts
Last post: 19 Dec 12 at 15:36
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:26
Wow, great.
TP x NeOnZz - So i came on this site today for the first time since mid april and i STILL haven't heard back...
458 posts
Last post: 29 Mar 12 at 12:35
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:29
Cool, a game i had no interest in made me lose more interest in it.
blkalleykat
5,624 posts
Last post: 11 Jun 12 at 12:11
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:30
Interesting decision on a series that was once single player only
Septic Savlon
140,140
Septic Savlon - IF I CAN GRAB IT I WILL!! BUT ONLY SO FAR CHEVY!!
140,140 TrueAchievement Points122 posts
Last post: 22 May 12 at 18:30
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:35
wait till it a fiver then lol, idiots, might ov only waited till 15
ExtremePhobia
124,637
ExtremePhobia - Hello esteemed boosting buddies! Looking for perfectionists interested in side cash filling out wiki info. Interested?
Achievement Completion Percentage: 62.77% (Includes owned DLC) - 15 more achievements required to reach 63%65 completed games(Includes owned DLC)373 posts
Last post: 11 Feb at 13:16
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:41
DisneyPrez said:thanks, saved me the cash of buying this right awayYup, pretty much. I'm not going to boycott a game simply because it has a pass but it'll certainly sway me when I'm on the fence. In this case, it's definitely looking like ORC for me.
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:50
.....this game had multiplayer?
IHeartParamore - Stages 5B and 5C knocked out on DoDonPachi Maximum in conaecutive attempts. I can definitely complete this game.
316,693 TrueAchievement Points134 posts
Last post: 31 Mar at 00:42
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:53
I'm too stubborn for any of that so i'm still buying it on day 1.
Ultra Seven
156,036
Ultra Seven
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.6963Achievement Completion Percentage: 89.46% (Includes owned DLC) - 29 more achievements required to reach 90%992 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 04:03
Posted on 07 March 12 at 14:55
When it's a personal day-one purchase, the pass thing doesn't matter. I'm really looking forward to the 20th smile
Andrew x360a
231,759
Andrew x360a - Dunwall City Trials: 12/16.
Achievement Completion Percentage: 99.81% (Includes owned DLC) - 6 more achievements required to reach 99.9%221 completed games(Includes owned DLC)224 posts
Last post: 24 May 13 at 05:40
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:10
I couldn't care less about the pass, but I'm really not interested in Ninja Gaiden multiplayer in any form.
Vayliss
203,655
Vayliss - moved to colorado from washington, 1 year later, going back to washington.. moving sucks
64 completed games(Includes owned DLC)TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.673650 posts
Last post: 22 Aug 13 at 02:31
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:11
I was debating on getting this game to start with cause they added online. I love Ninja Gaiden and been playing them since the NES days, but I think this has made me deside to not get this game or at least wait until it hits the 20 dollar bin.
RuukuSukotto
179,518
RuukuSukotto - It's time to be THAT guy again.. (Many apologies) - Does anyone have any spare trials lying around?
52 solutions2,521 comments2,411 posts
Last post: 13 Mar at 09:12
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:12
Then it's a good thing I won't be playing multiplayer on this then isn't it?
If I wanted to play multiplayer on this type of game, I'd play Tenchu Z, the co-op on that game was so much fun and very addictive, where as Ninja Gaiden is a Single-player game, and it always will be.
"I pity you, you just don't get it at all, there's not a thing I don't cherish!"
iMakke
256,376
iMakke
256,376 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 99.70% (Includes owned DLC) - 6 more achievements required to reach 99.8%268 posts
Last post: 20 Apr at 17:15
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:17
Why am I not surprised?
Barad XBA
350,114
Barad XBA - GRID Autosport coming to 360/PS3 in June. Woop!
13,534 comments2,547 votes2,502 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 01:08
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:18
God damn..
Battlefield 3 Gamer!
KanjiKoka
179,324
KanjiKoka - Belittling others is allowed through TA's forum policy, don't curse or the mods then take action.
Achievement Completion Percentage: 90.58% (Includes owned DLC) - 25 more achievements required to reach 91%Registered on 13 January 2010 (Year 2 - beta)1,651 posts
Last post: 20 Apr at 18:13
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:25
...and they do this to stifle 2nd hand purchases?!
Job & A Social Life, achievements most gamers refuse to earn...therefore, their ratios are high.
Shiiro Ken
51,069
Shiiro Ken
51,069 TrueAchievement Points214 posts
Last post: 09 Apr 12 at 18:38
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:28
blkalleykat said:Interesting decision on a series that was once single player onlyMaybe they made the multiplayer to include an online pass laugh
JMJimmy
347,384
JMJimmy - Way too addicted to Titanfall... almost Gen4, 50MVPs, 164 top 3, 162 won of 333 played
262 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 43.63% (Includes owned DLC) - 94 more achievements required to reach 44%3,851 posts
Last post: 21 Apr at 05:22
Posted on 07 March 12 at 15:32
KanjiKoka said:...and they do this to stifle 2nd hand purchases?!Which it does... but also 1st hand purchases.
Life, it's funny that way.