How Team Ninja Plans To Use Wii U’s New Controller For Ninja Gaiden 3

By Spencer . July 12, 2011 . 5:06pm

image Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was one of the third party Wii U games shown during Nintendo’s E3 press conference. What exactly is it?


"Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is still Ninja Gaiden 3, but we plan to utilize the new controller for the Wii U to do new things," said Yosuke Hayashi, Team Ninja head, in a Siliconera interview. "You may remember Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword for the Nintendo DS, we’re thinking implementing that kind of action and gameplay in an enhanced way for Wii U using the controller’s touch screen."


Team Ninja designed a unique control scheme for their Nintendo DS Ninja Gaiden game. Dragon Sword had players tap the screen to throw weapons and draw lines to make Ryu slash enemies with his sword. Ninpo was cast by tracing characters with the stylus.


The Wii U controller has dual analog sticks, d-pad, a familiar ABXY button layout, and a large touch screen. Before Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge comes out, Team Ninja will release Ninja Gaiden 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 early next year.

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  • I prefer to use the buttons. Let the touch gameplay only for the Ninja Gaiden DS, it doesn’t fit =S

  • eilegz

    how about fixing the crappy camera or make a 2d ninja gaiden based storyline.

  • darkfox1

    Finally some Wii U news and worthy one at that.

  • PrinceHeir

    hope the graphics would be 10x better than the PS3/360

    if not then wow “-__-

  • Guest

    It worked well for DS and I enjoyed the game but I can’t imagine something like that working on a more complex console game. Of course I don’t think they’re gonna have you playing exactly like the DS game so I’m interested in what they do.

  • stealthgiga

    They probably will have us do gestures for ninpos ^^;

  • Souji Tendou

    I shudder to think how far Hayashi are going to ruin this franchise. >_>

  • XypherCode

    they already said that you can still use traditional controls

  • Yes! I’ll draw them to death! >:D

    I mean, Okami is cool and all. But now you’re a ninja.

  • Zenkito

    How Team Ninja plan to use the Wii U’s Fisher Price toddler toy to kill most of Ninja Gaiden III’s sales and fan base :p

  • Daisuke Inuzuka

    really loved the DS one, I’m curious to see how it would control on the big screens

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