I got a taste of Ninja Gaiden 3 last night when I played the E3 demo on hard. Ninja Gaiden 3 started with Ryu Hayabusa leaping off a building in London and straight into a fight. I slashed through a few enemies leaving a trail of blood, not purple mist, in my wake. Ninja Gaiden 3 has quick time events. Mid-combo a giant square button popped, a prompt I pressed to dismember an enemy.
After a few brutal kills, Ryu’s arm started glowing red. I asked a Tecmo Koei representative if Ryu was in danger, but he was actually primed for punishment. Remember the ultimate technique from Ninja Gaiden where Ryu turns into a flash of lethal light? Hold down triangle when Ryu’s arm emits a red aura and you can use his ultimate technique. Like whirling dervish, Ryu rips through enemies and finishes with a jump slash. It’s possible to kill four enemies in a single hit, but it takes a two or three seconds to charge this attack.
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