First Look At Kasumi In Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

By Ishaan . December 5, 2012 . 10:45pm

Earlier today, Team Ninja and Nintendo announced that Kasumi is headed to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge as a playable character, as part of a free future update to the game. Now, we have the first in-game screenshots of her:



As previously detailed, Momiji will be added to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge as part of a free DLC update as well. Momiji will be playable in Challenge Mode and Ninja Trials mode, and you can find screens of her below:



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  • Joom

    I’d buy this in a heartbeat if I was sure Team Ninja isn’t going to release Sigma 3. They need to chill with that re-releasing crap.

  • XypherCode

    This game is getting better and better :)

  • Christopher Nunes

    Kasumi, our sweet Kasumi, killing enemy ninjas? I can’t see her really doing that, even though she did kill her uncle in the first DOA game, but it IS a game and she’s a bonus character.

    Well it’s nice to see Kasumi in all her glory, and lovely as always, and Momiji looks very sexy in those screenshots as well. Who is Momiji anyway? This will be my first Ninja Gaiden game and I look forward getting it for my Wii U!

    • Shrine maiden of the hayabusa village who is also ryu’s disciple, the awesome white outfit (which is now an extra) is her original look, everything else is just sex fanservice nonsense (including her stupid weapon).

      • Christopher Nunes

        Ah, I see. Thank you very much!

        Maybe fanservice in appearance, but I’m glad Kasumi is appearing in other games! Though I kinda wish they went with the prequel game revolved around Kasumi and Ayane before the DOA games.

      • MrTyrant

        Good fanservice nonsense.

      • David García Abril

        “Stupid weapon”? That’s a naginata, a very traditional Japanese weapon. And if used right (and Momiji does) it looks freaking spectacular!

        • It’s funny how the internet always fails to read into things..ofcourse I know it’s a real weapon, but it’s stupid regarding to momiji’s character and how it is implemented.

          See my reply to raymk above for a more thorough explanation..

      • raymk

        WTH! Its called a naginata and its an actual weapon how is it fan-service? Also even her white costume can be considered fan-service anything can if you view it as such.

        • I know it’s an actual weapon, but Momiji originally wielded a sword and had the white outfit that even covered her face like it does with hayabusa’s, so yes I guess the new white outfit that shows her face is fanservice, but it’s still much much better than stupid sexualised shrine maiden Hayashi gave her.

          The naginata is stupid cause it recycles animations from the lunar staff, and the only reason she has it cause designers think giving a girl a large weapon will make her seem strong or empowering in order to contrast the stupid sex outfit, but it fails. (Like rachel..)

          Itagaki created an actually interesting female character for once with momiji and then after his departure hayashi changed her into the mess she is now; the returning white outfit is a good start, but giving her a unique sword style is what she needs to become more than just onscreen fanservice with a lackluster and recycled weapon style.

          Heck I’d say kasumi’s inclusion seems to have been done “right”.

    • Namuro

      I know. Even though she’s a seasoned kunoichi… and killing comes as a part of her profession, but still, to see this pure heroine of ours going around mass-murdering people and bathe in their blood just makes me die a little inside…orz

      Still looking forward to the game though!

      • Christopher Nunes

        I know… though it’s just a non-canon cameo for us to play us, it still doesn’t seem right to see her do it. She’s too sweet and nice, even as kunoichi, even do such a thing but I’m still looking forward to playing as her… as soon as I get Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge (Wii U) as a Christmas Present.

        Funny, wasn’t it stated before that the developer would NEVER put Kasumi into the Ninja Gaiden universe because of her personality? Well, not in a CANON way I see, but it funny they went ahead with it in the end.

        • David García Abril

          Kasumi is one of the best examples of the “Beware the nice ones” trope. Yeah, she’s sweet and nice, but if you press her buttons, you’re going down.

          It was implied before, but it can be seen clearly in DOA: Dimensions and DOA5. Actually, her “niceness” is not that different from Momiji’s, when you think about it.

          I don’t see any reason why this couldn’t be canon, even if at the end she doesn’t get a proper story in her levels.

      • Göran Isacson

        Kinda disagree with this, see my above reply to Cristopher for my reasons.

    • Göran Isacson

      Can’t say I agree. Kasumi is a NINJA. Ninjas are trained to kill people, especially in the Team Ninja-universe. Keep in mind that the participants of DoA are mostly decent folks who just want to pit their strength against each other, and that most people who have fought Kasumi in the DoA verse are people she knows and cares for. It’s no wonder she doesn’t want to hurt them more than she has to.

      These dudes? These Black Spider mooks or whatever they are? They are NOTHING to her. They are obstacles, in the way, and are probably actively trying to destroy the world or working for someone summoning fiends or generally causing people misery. No ninja-protagonist worth their salt, no matter how “pure” or “sweet” and oh my god I’m getting hives just typing that, would hesitate to strike them down in cold blood. Sure, she wouldn’t bathe in their blood or anything, but neither does Ryu and he’s still a hero, isn’t he? He’s still solemn, caring and if you think about it “pure” in his own way, isn’t he? I don’t think this is any different than any other mission for Kasumi. She will kick and cut the asses of those who threaten peace and the world, and she will be fabulous while doing it.

    • Blaze Townsend

      In DOA 2 she went against her ninja brethren. Because of this, I can say that I could see Kasumi bathing in the blood of other ninja’s she was in opposition to.

    • Cybore

      If TN really wanted to keep Kasumi’s innocence or purity, they could have just have the Kasumi in RE be one of her clones. Her clones can more or less do everything she can, she would just need a motive for helping the ninjas. I guess her interaction with them could be strange.

      I suppose it is weird or Kasumi to be shown slaughtering people-even though that is to be expected of her-since she has never been shown directly killing others. In Doa 5, Alpha just vanishes after Kasumi’s fight with her.

  • Koji Kabuto

    This is like a slap in the face to all of us who bought the original ninja gaiden 3.

    • not really.. this is more like a thank you to those who’ve bothered to purchase a wii u.

  • Still kinda odd they just plunk 19/20 y/o kasumi in a game where she’s supposed to be 16, but the hayabusa village outfit looks so good I don’t really care.
    Momiji’s white outfit should be her default imo, but I’m glad TN decided to give it to her anyway.

  • Finally!!!

  • darkfox1

    Man when I get a WiiU this is gonna be my first game I get it has to!

  • LustEnvy

    I have an erection after reading this article.

    • Kibbitz

      An appropriate reaction, given your username!

    • bearmon2010

      You are a hypocrisy. Sicko.

  • bearmon2010

    Not interesting.. I am staying with Ryu himself as tradition because of NES version, thank you very much.

  • MrTyrant

    Oh sexy Kasumi…Ohh sexy Momiji…oh sexy Rachel…oh sexy Ayane.

    Damn you Hayabusa, you are a lucky bastard.

  • Nitraion

    I forgot kasumi is an ninja lol
    this is first time she use sword as weapon..
    its to long to be a decoration.. XD

  • They’re really playing with my nerves. Now I must play Sigma 2 for stress relief.

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Kasumi is a Ninja? Seeing her sexually objectified in DoA games (and spin offs) I always thought she was just a poor unfortunate bimbo~.

  • Its dec 13 now. we were suppose to get it early dec which I no it was dec 6 due to the Ninja Gaiden 3ds release on vc which gave it away. But once I saw how Ninja Giaden 3ds got pushed back to dec 13th it make sense that we might get ng3 re dlc!

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