Tecmo Koei America gave Ninja Gaiden 3 fans an early gift for the holidays, confirming the Xbox 360 and PS3 release date for the fast-action ninja game. The company also released preorder details and the contents of the Collector’s Edition that will be available for both platforms. Ninja Gaiden 3 will ship on March 20, 2012.
Ninja Gaiden 3 spotlights Ryu Hayabusa with an original story that Tecmo says brings “new depth to the game’s intense swordsmanship and hardcore action combat … to immerse players in a new experience as the man, the human being, behind the ultimate ninja’s mask.”
As well as adding dimension to this mysterious and complex character, the game delivers a heightened intensity during close combat fighting while featuring new competitive and co-op online multiplayer that brings a new experience to the Ninja Gaiden series. At launch, it will be time for players to pick up the famed Dragon Sword once more to sharpen its blade and hone their skills.
Those who preorder Ninja Gaiden 3 at GameStop and Amazon will get a special downloadable two-character demo stage from Team NINJA’s upcoming Dead or Alive 5 fighting game, giving fans an exclusive chance to experience the game’s high quality, high energy action fighting before it arrives in stores in 2012. You can pre-order the game from Amazon by clicking these links: Ninja Gaiden 3 Xbox 360 Pre-Order or Ninja Gaiden 3 for PS3 Pre-Order.
Meanwhile, the premium Ninja Gaiden 3 Collector’s Edition offers a truly deluxe package that gives players a chance to play all four characters in the Dead o Alive 5 demo stage, an exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3 “Unmask” game art book, soundtrack CD, and a unique “Duel of the Masked” figure not available elsewhere.
The Collector’s Edition will only be available at GameStop and EB Games.