Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge For Xbox 360 And PS3 Listed By Japanese Retailer

By Ishaan . February 5, 2013 . 10:00am

Online retailer, Rakuten, has put up a product page for Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, reports Hachima Kiko.

 

The listing mentions features that were present in the Wii U version of the game, such as the additional playable characters like Ayane, Kasumi and Momiji, as well as adjustments to the enemy AI.

 

Rakuten’s page also mentions a release date—April 4th in Japan. Tecmo Koei have not yet officially announced Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

 


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  • eilegz

    still waiting for sigma 3? for ps3

    • TheExile285

      Why? NG3 is available on PS3..

  • Romangelo

    YES!!!

  • Suicunesol

    That was kinda fast, wasn’t it?

    • Samurai_Heart

      They needed to repair their reputation to the Xbox and PS3 folks as well XD, Ninja Gaiden 3 vanilla hurted them badly.

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

        and giving Kasumi to WiiU owners made it worse. Their reputation is close to zero. Kinda dangerous when you have games for PS3/360/Vita to sell to outraged gamers.

      • DarthSithZero

        Indeed, As a Ninja Gaiden fan that game was horrible I was wainting all these years for it since I finished NG2(2008) and the just really dissapointed me they better fix the last game if they are planning to make Ninja Gaiden 4 in the future

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Only surprise is that they’re not calling it Sigma 3. Wasn’t Razor’s Edge published by Nintendo?

  • James Beatty

    I’m pretty sure it can’t be called that since Nintendo published it.
    Maybe sigma 3 though

    • Kenny Loh

      Hmm… Nintendo just published the US and Europe version, and Japan version was published by koei Tecmo so i think they still have the rights.

  • ronin4life

    Isn’t this one of the places that “leaked” monhun Vita?

    I’ll wait before believing this.

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

      No, it isn’t. It’s the place that revealed Agarest Marriage and a few other games, all of which turned out real.

      • ronin4life

        Huh… must have them confused with someone else…>.>

        I personally find it hard to believe Nintendo would let a title they put money and work force into slip away, especially so soon.

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

          I don’t think anyone has ever said they put money and/or work force into it. They probably just consulted and published it for an easy timed-exclusive.

          • http://eonhack.blogspot.com theclaw

            I believe Nintendo did not publish it in Japan.

    • Peeka Chu

      MH Vita is an inevitability at some point. Unless Sony really don’t give a crap about the Vita in Japan. This year should be telling for Sony’s plans with the device.

      • TheExile285

        Sony can’t do anything about MH. Capcom owns that series

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

    Please let this game be called Sigma 3 for the sake of NG’s PS3 fans so we can have the entire “Ninja Gaiden Sigma” trilogy. Same for Vita as Sigma 3 Plus.

  • Pyrofrost

    For all those wondering Razor’s Edge is only published by Nintendo outside of Japan. It is published by TK in Japan.

    It is very likely that this will get the same treatment as Samurai Warriors 3 / 3Z did, if it is actually true.

    Meaning: Razor’s Edge on Wii-U will be it for the West, since the Ninja Gaiden 3 has an exclusivity deal with Nintendo outside of Japan. However, the game can still be made multi-platform in Japan.
    Likely, the only thing that will be allowed for NG3 outside of Japan, on PS3 and 360, are reprints of the original version.

  • https://twitter.com/mikedo2007 mikedo2007

    So the PS3 and 360 is getting the Wii U port of Ninja Gaiden 3. I wonder when will Team Ninja will ever ordered their people to destroy copies of Ninja Gaiden 3, you know the piece of crap that first came out on PS3 and 360 and pretend it never existed.

  • DarthSithZero

    I knew it’s was just matter of time, It’s like the Korean retailer with Resident Evil Revelations that turns out it was true

  • Jake_Indiman

    Well surprise, surprise….Guess it’s not an exclusive anymore :p

  • Naux

    I hope people who actually bought the original game get some extras in this version. Would be pretty nasty to make those people buy the game again without them getting anything extra.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I knew it was going to happen, eventually. But I feel sorry for Nintendo gamers who still aren’t too familiar with the new TecmoKoei policy of screwing around with gamers.

    I just hope that they didn’t take the “The Wii U version is going to be the definitive version” statement too seriously.

    • Peeka Chu

      There’s nothing screwy about distributing a game on as many platforms as possible. Don’t be shocked when Bayonetta 2 makes the jump once the exclusivity clause runs out. Or Bayonetta 2 Sigma Plus or whatever moniker + content they want to add to make it on another platform. Yes, I know its not Tecmo Koei making B2, but the point stands that stuff is ported everywhere these days, 3DS > PS360 RE ports and other games, case in point. Console exclusivity from 3rd parties is a transient thing. Honestly, I’m all for platform homogenization. Except for exclusives, of course, which set the competition apart from one another. But that’s the manufacturer’s job to secure that content, it shouldn’t be locked away from any platform that can support it.

      • Tom_Phoenix

        Bayonetta 2 won’t make the jump, beacuse the situation with that game is different than with this one. With Ninja Gaiden 3, all Nintendo did was publish the game outside of Japan.

        With Bayonetta 2, however, not only are they handling the publishing, they are also investing their own money and some of their manpower into the project. In other words, Nintendo is preety much taking over the entire financial burden of developing and releasing this game.

        Considering this, it’s preety unlikely Nintendo made this offer with only “timed exclusivity” in mind, especially since the game would never have seen the light of day otherwise. It’s not very different from the deal that From made with Sony regarding Demon’s Souls (although I assume Nintendo will publish Bayonetta 2 in all territories and not just Japan) and that game never left the PS3.

        • Sergio Briceño

          I do think though, that if it becomes a cult classic (and if P+ is bought by a game giant), some kind of agreement could be made. Just like the agreement on Mass Effect 1 for the PS3. But it’s really an unlikely scenario (not because it doesn’t have a chance to become a classic, but because I think P+ would like to stay independent).

      • Sergio Briceño

        It is screwy, if they announce a console version as the definitive version. They never said RE was definitive, they said the “Wii U” version was.

        Wouldn’t you feel bad about it? If someone promises ONLY YOU will get the most delicious chocolate because you stayed in line waiting and then it gives it to everybody else who already got a chocolate?

        I too love ports, I like the idea of everyone enjoying the best experience possible, but I don’t like publishers giving false promises.

  • kangms872

    yes!

  • NANAandLIZZYfanatic

    Yay! Hopefully this comes state-side!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Damn the naysayers who disagree with the saying “Patience is a virtue”. Now do I pounce on this rumor or wait until the inevitable Vita release a year or so down the road…

  • Solomon_Kano

    Do I get it now or do I wait for a Vita version? Questions.

  • Sylveria

    Huh, well guess I’ll end up with 3 versions of NG3 depending on if the PS3 version has the same free DLC and maybe some extra frills the Wii-U one doesn’t.

  • AaqibRawat

    even with the improved AI weapons and characters
    the game still sucks

    i hope they add even more to the game …..

  • Tails the Foxhound

    Assuming this is true (I could have sworn TN said that Nintendo had people work on things like camera and what not, which I think would put the ball in Nintendo’s court), this doesn’t surprise me in the least. At the very least if it exists, I don’t think anyone but Japan would get it, what with Nintendo publishing in the west.

    • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

      That’s what I would think since Nintendo has the publishing rights. So a Japan exclusive.

  • smashbrolink

    This is only in Japan, though.
    Nintendo published the state-side and Europe versions so it can’t release out here on the other two consoles.
    Looks like PS360 owners will have to do what I had to do; get over their apprehension and save up to buy themselves a Wii U for the sake of great exclusives and multiplats.[as I did when I got my PS3]
    Well, if they actually want the game in the states bad enough, that is.
    I won’t fault anyone who doesn’t want to buy a whole new console for one specific game, but having played it for a while now, I can say that it’s a worthwhile title.

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