See How Kasumi Plays In Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

By Ishaan . December 21, 2012 . 2:30pm

As previously reported, Dead or Alive’s Kasumi is headed to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge as free DLC. Nintendo have shared a video of her in action in her various costumes, and you can check it out below:

 

 

Momiji was recently added to the game as a playable character as well. Momiji is playable in the game’s Challenge and Ninja Trials modes. Nintendo haven’t yet announced which modes Kasumi will be available in.


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  • kangms872

    Good!! I luv hayashi!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    I never bought NG3 but I don’t want to get a Wii U. I wish Team Ninja will release Razor’s Edge on PS3 before Yaiba, maybe even for the PS Vita.

    • ffboi7

      knowing TN they probably will

    • Farid Belkacemi

      If u don’t want to buy a Wii U… What are you doing here ? Siliconera is not a place where wishes come true :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

        But I want Razor’s Edge for PS3! ;_;

        • kupomogli

          Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3 is going to be released on PS360 sometime in the future,so you’ll be getting the best version eventually.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Nerd455II Jaden Sivenegou

            TK gave you the memo saying this?

          • British_Otaku

            The best version this generation will be Ninja Gaiden Sigma 3: Razor’s Edge Plus on the PlayStation Vita. >_>

            And the next generation will have more versions…

          • Sergio Briceño

            Don’t toy with me!!! If it actually comes out (and seeing how the plus versions have improved) then yeah it would definitely be the best.

            And I’m sure it’ll eventually arrive, I just hope I don’t have to wait for too long.

      • Testsubject909

        I don’t want a Wii U right now but I’m here…

        • Farid Belkacemi

          You missed my point.

  • sd28

    lookin good

  • SDDMN

    Now we just need a date for when we’ll get her, unless TN and Nintendo wants to surprise us with an update adding her sometime down the road.

  • SprintsMcGee

    So, is Kasumi going to be a WiiU exclusive character or will Ps3/360 owners also be able to download the DLC containing her?

    • Farid Belkacemi

      For now, it’s a Wii U exclusive.

      • SprintsMcGee

        I see. I was eventually going to get a WiiU anyways. Thanks

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Liking the classic DOA costumes

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Beautiful !

  • Closet_Ninja

    mean while on the ps3….

    • Testsubject909

      Bioshock Infinite is coming out next year. I see nothing wrong here.

  • Sergio Briceño

    :( Poor Kasumi having to slay bad guys…

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

      Guess some people forget she’s still a ninja.

      • Testsubject909

        I’d think it’s kind of hard too. Her outfit is the basic stereotype of the *ahem* versions of a kunoichi outfit. The main DOA games gives her the ability to teleport, she’s got a small ninja sword on her back too and the plot of the last few DOA goes around the whole idea that she’s somehow the central piece to create the mold for the ultimate fighting lifeform…

        Oh, right. Story and plot. I can see how people would skip over that.

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

          LOL You got me.

          Still, regardless of what position Kasumi was in for the past DOA games (angsty, being a lone hero, a victim of mysogyny, or all the above) it doesn’t disown her ability to whoop ass. Besides, she’s in Ninja Gaiden, where she gets to cut loose. As for her…outfits, I’m satisfied in knowing what she wears in Razor’s Edge is the default (Ayane and Momiji’s too, surprisingly). Never did care about her other “ninja” outfits.

      • Göran Isacson

        Word. I see comments like the one above and I am just… flummoxed. It’s like everyone thinks that Kasumi-chan is so kawaii uguu waifu-adorable and pure of heart that she couldn’t possibly kill people in spades, but dude. NINJA. PRINCESS. Kasumi is just as capable as Ryu to bring the effing PAIN to those who cross her. To think anything else would be to gravely underestimate her.

        • David García Abril

          Well, I don’t think the fact that she kills is the issue here. We’ve seen her killing people in the DOA series already. Several times, actually. Raidou in 1, several ninja from her own clan in 3 and Alpha-152 in 5. And it’s heavily implied that those weren’t the only ones..

          The issue is HOW she kills. In the DOA series her movements were more flowing and controlled than Hayabusa’s or Ayane’s, which made her look like a more merciful fighter. Here she’s just unleashed! Also, the fact that the DOA series is 100% gore-free doesn’t help.

          That’s what is surprising people, I believe.

          • Göran Isacson

            Ha ha, I guess it’s a difference of expectations. I’ve played Ninja Gaiden before I played DOA, and I’ve already seen Ayane slaughter people without mercy so… I guess that I just expect that that’s how ninjas are in that universe. I mean I don’t believe for one second that Kasumi would be more merciful, because again, ninja, but I guess I can see where the shock is coming from if you don’t know that in Ninja Gaiden-verse, nobody has a clean death.

          • Sergio Briceño

            That’s not it either. I’ve played every single DoA (except for Ultimate, Dimensions and the very ugly 5) as well as Ninja Gaiden. And I played them in the order they came out.

            So, if you have played them all then you would agree that Kasumi DOESN’T LIKE to fight when there is no need to and she REALLY HATES hurting other people. I know she must know how to kill (she even carries a wakizashi with her at all times sans DOAX… Oh DOAX…) but does she have to be such a bloody killer? Even Itagaki tried to avoid getting her in the NG games so his subordinate gave us her not-so-reluctant-to-kill-but-still-adorable-clone Momiji.

            At least Tecmo could have gone back to the no decapitation thing with her. Fits her character better. Why the brutality Tecmo, why? One thing is to ruin a franchise, it’s not really that important, you always have the next Ninja Gaiden to make it right. But please DON’T ruin your characters.

          • l777l

            Valid concerns.

          • Cap70

            On your last paragraph, I can disagree. It’s like saying Daniel Craig’s James Bond ruins the Bond franchise and so forth.

            And the irony is that NGIII is almost like NG Sigma II (less blood, less sadistic) but much worse. That’s why Razor’s Edge exist because NGIII was a mistake. But I don’t mind.

            A character evolution doesn’t really mean ‘ruining a character’ after all.

          • Göran Isacson

            “Kasumi DOESN’T LIKE to fight when there is no need to”

            Indeed. And now I want to know when in any Ninja Gaiden game, the enemies have not in some way been demons who slaughter civilians mercilessly, or soldiers with little regard for human life. The killing she does is not unneccessary.

            The decapitations though, there I can see a possible complaint because it looks very brutal. The thing is, I don’t consider Ryu a psychotic killer because he beheads people. I do not consider Ryu any more or less “pure” than Kasumi, I see him as a dedicated and heroic figure. But how does that jam with the brutality of his kills? Because the blood, gore and guts is just how NG rolls. I completely disassociate the level of gore from the characters personalities. The brutality is there to be superficially tittilating, and I don’t really think it says anything about the protagonists characters other than that this is how powerful they are when they’re not holding back (which I believe is Tecmos official line as to why the ninja aren’t effortlessly owning every other fighter in DOA) Is it brutal? Perhaps. But I believe this is just what Kasumi looks like when she’s outside DOA’s softer world, so to speak.

            Also one of her moves is to kick a dude skywards with a foot to the back, which would at the very least break their spine. I dunno how well that jams with how she “hates hurting others”.

          • Sergio Briceño

            I agree that if you completely disassociate the level of gore from the character’s personalities then there wouldn’t be anything wrong with the brutality. I also think that it’s perfeclty possible to do just that so your point is valid.

            It’s great that Steel on bone is gone, but they could still have tried to make her less brutal in my opinion. Also, not all the enemies in NG are demons, some are humans (really bad humans, sometimes even possessed) and I still can’t picture Kasumi doing that. Ok I can, but that is only because I watched the trailer.

            I think the reason why I cannot disassociate gore from personality in regards to Kasumi is because im partly emotionally attached to the character, because I mained her in DoA2 which was in turn one of my favorite DC games (and the one I spent the most playing). So I can see why it is so easy in comparison for others and why some even like this change.

          • Sergio Briceño

            To @disqus_wfwJUrWMZf:disqus : I’m trying to reply to you, but your comment is awaiting moderation and I can’t, so I will copy my reply below…

            “The problem is exactly what you mentioned “evolution”. If it meant Kasumi’s character evolution, then that means she would be a cold blooded killer in the next DoA and that would be even worse.
            But I don’t think that is the case, this just makes it feel like a guest character that doesn’t really fit into the game but is fun to play as. Like when Capcom included the Servebot in MvC2. One can’t argue Servebot was awesome, but his inclusion was due to fan service only as it had nothing to do with the game (and no, we had enough wacky characters in MvC that did fit in).

            Kasumi is the same, her being this brutal doesn’t make sense and I will treat her just like a guest character, or I will try at least. I refuse to take this as an evolution of her character.”

          • Cap70

            Well, you have some good points. But it doesn’t matter because I’m happy that Kasumi is a great addition because I would like to see her outside of DoA. It’s a possibility that they can balance her character in Ninja Gaiden’s brutal world. AFAIK, she is also in the same ninjaverse as Ryu. So who knows…

            BTW, maybe it’s just two sides of the same coin for me. Showing her soft side in DoA and her killer badass side in Ninja Gaiden is a-ok for me if done very well. As I claim, Kasumi, the said girl from back then is now a WOMAN.

            Well, let’s just agree to disagree.

          • Sergio Briceño

            Agree with agreeing to disasgreeing O_o

            I also want her to become part of the NGverse like Ayane is. Maybe her older brother can join in too. But I cannot deny I’d me more pleased if they joined while remaining true to the personalities I already grew fond of. Who knows, maybe her new found brutality will grow on me just as much.

          • Göran Isacson

            Well, that sounds reasonable enough. On the one hand I do get your point, because I do believe that Kasumi IS the gentlest, kindest of the Mugen Tenshi ninja. I guess that to me, bizarre as this may sound, I still think that she is perfectly capable of slicing people up like sushi on a board because it’s… kind of how I see these ninja behave in this world?

            I mean, sure- it IS kind of bizarre that DOA and NG take place in the same universe to begin with because holy heck you would THINK that massive demon invasions would affect DOA somehow, or at least that Donovan would try and capture Fiends for genetic experimentation or… you know, ANYTHING. But since the two are apparently part of the same canon universe, bizarre as that sounds, I guess that I’ve just come to see the two as two sides of the same coin. DOA is what happens when the ninja hold back. Ninja Gaiden is what happens when they go full force. And the blood is… people in DOA/NG verse just have very high blood pressure?

            Yeah, it IS kinda silly… but if a regular ninja is supposed to be a superbadass fiend slayer in this universe, I guess I just don’t see anything wrong with Kasumi displaying the possibility to kill them just as easily as Ryu. That, and I must admit- I some times see these debates have this icky undertone that Kasumi is so pure and perfect that she couldn’t possibly be this brutal, and that kinda makes me peeved because it feels like people are saying Kasumi is too much of a “perfect doll” in their eyes to actually kick ass like Ryu can. So I guess I could have overreacted a little in my initial denouncement of peoples surprise.

            TL;DR- from my perspective there’s no real disconnect because I guess I just expect every ninja, even those who are kindhearted, to be able to dissect fiends six ways to sunday without barely even breaking a sweat in this universe.

          • Suicunesol

            What I think Sergio means is that although he doesn’t doubt that Kasumi is capable of dissecting fiends six ways to sunday without barely even breaking a sweat, and that she is capable of being just as brutal as every other ninja in the series, it doesn’t mean that Kasumi actually would willingly do those things. You can hear it in her quotes: “I don’t want to fight, but…” She shouldn’t be cutting people’s heads off while saying that. :P

            …of course, we could also argue that Kasumi is being kind by killing her enemies quickly so that they don’t have to suffer. That might be in her character.

          • Sergio Briceño

            Yeah. That’s exactly what I meant. I also hope they add some of those quotes. Maybe by NG4 she can become a regular like Ayane and her brother could join in too. But sticking to their personalities of course.

            And it would be unfair of me to say that I think they didn’t give too much thought to the way she plays because much of her DoA techniques are present (the beam though, I associate that more with Ayane, but Liu Kang’s bicycle kick is there :p). But like Cap70 said, let’s just agree to disagree, because it’ll take me some time to grow to the fact that she can be this brutal.

            I did want though, to see her in NG one day. I really like watching Kasumi kick ass and this is the perfect chance to see the extent of her ninja prowess.

          • l777l

            Well said.

  • Göran Isacson

    Liking that little “hood-cape” she’s got there, especially that it seems to stay on. It seems to be the kinda thing that most characters would discard, but ever since Shinobi I’ve been weak to ninjas with scarves.

  • Christopher Nunes

    Damn… I know Kasumi is a Kunochi, but damn! I wasn’t expecting her to be so brutal or vicious killing the enemies in that video! o_0;

    Though her fighting style is amazing for the game, I still can’t believe it… doesn’t fit Kasumi’s M.O.B. but she’s definitely going to be fun to play as!

    • raymk

      It fits her automatically by being a ninja that has been trained to kill.

      • Christopher Nunes

        It’s her personality that contradicts it… she RARELY kills, side for her uncle, and I don’t know about her pursers… possibly knocked them out cold.

        Just saying.

  • David García Abril

    Man, I’ve been waiting for this for soooooo long!…

    And looks like it won’t dissapoint! ^_^

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nerd455II Jaden Sivenegou

    OMG!!!! I’m so glad I bought this game, I’m enjoying this and can’t wait to play as Kasumi as well.^_^

  • Pokahontas McGuigan

    its cool to see kasumi in an action game for the first time after all these years of hearing about how shes the greatest ninja of all time

  • サレム

    Glad Nintendo is actually receiving third party support with these games.

  • raymk

    I was already sold on the game she’s a big added bonus though.

  • http://twitter.com/SameerMonier Sameer Monier

    WTF was that ?!, the gameplay was so fast and awesome, I was going blind, this is nothing like the console game, I hope after they are done with the WiiU version, they port it with all these extra contents to the consoles.

    I also quite love her design and the black suit looks awesome on her, now what was the story again ?!

  • Anime10121

    Annd, I think I know what my first game for my WiiU is going to be :O

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Tecmo needs to be reminded they have some fans waiting for this on other consoles and to STOP mocking the majority of its fanbase (off to twitter/facebook). EDIT Apparently there’s nothing on their social networks, would they be using Siliconera as PR?

  • Hraesvelgr

    It’s rather impressive that she’s able to fit that hairstyle under the hood like that. Or does it just expand and contract depending on whether she has it up or not?

    • David García Abril

      That’s video game hair physics for ya. lol

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

      She’s probably been taking tips from Samus.

  • l777l

    Looking good. I hope there’ll be a version with all content on disc; which could happen if they indeed release one for PS3 and 360. – Will Kasumi be integrated into the story?

  • Superior Spider-Man

    Playing as Kasumi in a Ninja Gaiden game has been my wet dre- um.. something I’ve been wanting to do since NG1.

  • Tony

    I wonder when Xbox and PS3 will get this version. All Temco “exclusives” come to consoles eventually. And besides I’m still trying to pretend Ninja Gaiden 3 didn’t happen.

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