Kasumi Coming To Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge As Free DLC

By Ishaan . December 5, 2012 . 9:20am

Kasumi from the Dead or Alive series will be joining Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge as a playable character.

 

Team Ninja head, Yosuke Hayashi, announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning that Kasumi will be added to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge as a free downloadable character in the near future.

 

As previously reported, Momiji from Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword is also headed to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. You can take a look at her here.


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  • Repede91

    Any WiiU buyers remorse I may have had seems to have vanished with this announcement.

    • Godmars

      It would if I owned a WiiU, but I still need to see what the system itself has to offer other than re-releases, much less re-releases of a title which probably shouldn’t have been put out in its original form.

      • Repede91

        Too true. The other games I`m looking into getting are Warriors Orochi 3 and Tekken Tag 2, both I own on other platforms.

        • Drahcir Tenosiam

          TTT2 is a VERY respectable port to the Wii U and I highly recommend it. There are no quality drops between the original and ported versions; and the Wii U version has many fun modes and all DLC patched in; making it a really good example of what one should look for in a port.

      • Arrei

        But… you can’t have buyer’s remorse until you’ve actually bought one…

        • Godmars

          Then my conscious is clear, even though my wallet is empty from all the importing I plan on doing :p

      • Arrei

        But… you can’t have buyer’s remorse until you’ve actually bought one…

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Well. this sold me. ;.; Razor Edge, here i come.^_^

  • Renzouri

    You got me at “Free download.”

  • ronin4life

    This and FE:A are what made the ND bearable.
    Pikmin would have helped if it was releasing sooner…>.<;;

  • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

    Cool. Can’t wait until Razor’s Edge is $20 or less.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Bout time she made a playable appearance. Now I wonder if Hayate could ever show up…

    • midgard229

      for real, tthough hayashi says that he is going to bring razors edge to ps3 and 360 later so im sure we will get these characters included.

      so happy kasumi is playable!

      • Godmars

        That’s great news if true, but it doesn’t fully forgive them for putting out the game in the form they originally did. Sad that they did.

        Also if such is happening, then what will it mean for those or the WiiU version? Will something like this be exclusive, or will the PS3/360 versions get additional content which the WiiU wont?

        This could get really messed up.

        • midgard229

          yeah thankfully i skipped the 3rd game. i will wait for razors edge on ps3 XD yay kasumi!

        • Rick R

          I’m thinking cause the game has to be different in some regard that this “Free” DLC will just be on disc as a loophole, making the games the same but the pressing different. Just a thought.

          • Godmars

            And I’m talking about how the WiiU version is the radically different – fixed – version of the one which first showed up on the PS3/360. If there’s going to be a Sigma version of Razor’s Edge, then how much different will that be from the one on the WiiU? Will that version come out getting shortchanged.

          • Rick R

            Pretty sure it’s just going to be Razors Edge repacked with all the DLC on the disc.

          • Godmars

            And I’m talking about how the WiiU version is the radically different – fixed – version of the one which first showed up on the PS3/360. If there’s going to be a Sigma version of Razor’s Edge, then how much different will that be from the one on the WiiU? Will that version come out getting shortchanged.

  • kangms872

    yes! good job hayashi!!

  • kupomogli

    Kasumi coming to Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3.

  • Arizato

    This makes me feel really bad for the people that bought Ninja Gaiden 3 earlier this year…

    • Closet_Ninja

      you have no idea think of the poor souls who pre-ordered this and bought it day one, like i did

    • ALfromHELLSING

      I’m actually very happy w/my gorgeous Collector’s Ed and I was one of the very few people who liked the original NG3 game. It was a very good hack & slash action IMO.

    • passthegrenadeplease

      My intuition was right…It’s a good thing that I rented this game!xD

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      I was pretty satisfied with my purchase. I spent well over 100 hours on it. The only disappointing thing was I couldn’t get any help with the Ultimate Ninja trials… from what I’m seeing on youtube, most of the bosses now have easy exploits to fight them now…

  • SDDMN

    Awesome, I can’t believe Kasumi’s going to be a playable character! I am so glad I got this game when I did. :D

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/EnvyMizuhashi Garyuu of Spades

    Bout damn time. lol Apparently she fights backhanded, that’s always sweet.

  • Syltique

    Finally. This is definitely going to be interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheMirre96 Mirre Franzén

    I am happy and angry! Who can they do this to me? i don´t want to buy Wii U! And I love Kasumi! She will be in a Ninja Gaiden! i will just become angry if Hayate Will be in it!

    • Rasec46

      Well, you can wait till may when ninja gaiden sigma 3 will be release to ps3 and 360 and will probably have all this dlc in it and maybe even more goodies.

      • Kevin Tan

        May? Source?

        • Rick R

          No official announcement, however it was leaked by Amazon France as many things are on top of Hayashi saying they were looking into bringing it to other platforms. I could have sworn Amazon said March though.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasec-Noir/100000205160088 Rasec Noir

            that ^ well, i’m not sure, i already heard may or march. so i guess they’re still not sure.

          • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

            Amazon, for the longest time, had a listing for Half-Minute Hero 2, complete with a publisher attached to it. It turns out that the publisher wasn’t even interested in pursuing the game.

            Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3 is far more likely, of course, but given that it’s being published by Nintendo, we’ll have to see whether that changes anything or not.

          • Rick R

            I don’t think it would. Microsoft published Ninja Gaiden 2 after all. Tecmo is savvy with this kind of thing and they seem to be doing their best to please their fans lately.

  • SoulEmbrace2010

    I love Kasumi! Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3 NAOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Obb/100001994017630 Jimmy Dean

    Well they were whoring out the DOA characters in Koei’s dumb hack and slashers, I guess this was inevitable. I like Kasumi but I hate it when devs start sticking characters in games they don’t belong. If you’re going to do it, do it right and give Kasumi her own story and game.

    • raymk

      How doesn’t she belong in a game that has connection with the DOA world? You seem to hate the things that don’t have any barrings on things on anything other than just to complain. She’s a ninja, she’s apart of the Universe so he doesn’t she belong?

    • ALfromHELLSING

      She already was in 2nd Sigma game, so it was pretty obvious that she’s gonna be in 3rd too.

    • Tee Niitris

      She already does, it’s called Dead or Alive (which Ryu Hayabusa is in) :P

      Seriously, I don’t see how Kasumi doesn’t fit. Sure she has a cutesy image, but I don’t think that means she doesn’t belong in a game that involves highly trained ninja (which she is). Besides, if she was highly requested (which I know she was), it wouldn’t make sense to not put her in.

    • LynxAmali

      Except that, you know, DoA and Ninja Gaiden have always had crossovers.

      Hell, Ryu himself is playable in DoA! Saying they should take him out of that?

  • http://twitter.com/monkeyking2135 monkey king

    Well..even though I don’t really approve of any of the “extra” (dlc) characters…at least she’s wearing that utterly fantastic black outfit that hayabusa makes for her, which is still kinda odd in itself in regard to the timeline…but who cares, black hayabusa outfit ftw.

  • David García Abril

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY…!

    Oh, wait!

    lol

  • Tails the Foxhound

    Why haven’t I bought this game yet?

  • Budgiecat

    Finally! I’ve been saying this for YEARS on why the hell isn’t Kazumi in a Ninja Gaiden game. Same thing for Hayate. Now watch him be the next exclusive DLC and of course this means poop for PS3/360 owners

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. That’s cool, wonder if this is while she’s still part of the Mugen Tenshi clan… and what her weapons will be, besides that long ol’ sword.

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. That’s cool, wonder if this is while she’s still part of the Mugen Tenshi clan… and what her weapons will be, besides that long ol’ sword.

  • Drahcir Tenosiam

    I am a VERY HAPPY PANDA!!!

  • Hinataharem

    Wow, Ryu has amassed himself quite the harem.

    Ayame, Momiji, Rachel, and now Kasumi are all in NInja Gaiden games.

    • Johnson Nguyen

      Don’t forget his wife, Irene.

  • Visa Vang

    The developers heard my constant prayer since NG2!! RAWR!!

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