Ninja Gaiden 3, the first in the series since the departure of Team Ninja’s perpetually-sunglassed Tomonobu Itagaki, has been re-released for Nintendo’s Wii U. This is not the game that was so bloody awful that it very nearly turned Darryn in to a homicidal maniac. It’s been entirely re-tooled and is now just bloody.
Of the world, says the trailer - though it could be the beginning of the end of Ninja Gaiden as we know it. the legendarily brutal hack and slash has been reworked for its 3rd game - and has taken a decidedly more realistic turn.
Well, as realistic as modern ninjas can be, really.
One of the best things about being a badass ninja, has to be the ability to cleave through scores of nameless henchmen, mutilating and maiming your way through an ocean of antagonistic meat shields.
But what if each we knew exactly who some of those soon to be limbless minions actually had a back-story? What if they had hopes, dreams and a family to support, and you knew about it? Would you still go ahead on a killing spree of legendary proportions until you reached the end-game boss, or would you spare their lives? Thatâ€™s something that developer Team Ninja is hoping to explore in the upcoming Ninja Gaiden 3.