Ninja Gaiden 3 Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Bonus

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Tecmo Koei today revealed the scheduled ship date of its upcoming action title Ninja Gaiden 3. Developed by Team Ninja, the innovative new installment in the famed action series will be available on March 20, 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will be the first console game in the series since 2009’s Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 on PS3. Those who preorder Ninja Gaiden 3 at GameStop or Amazon will get a special downloadable demo stage from the upcoming Dead or Alive 5 fighting game.

Ninja Gaiden 3 spotlights the series’ beloved Japanese dark hero, Ryu Hayabusa, with an original story developed by famed writer Masato Kato. Led by studio leader Yosuke Hayashi, Team Ninja has crafted the game to immerse players in a new experience as the man behind the ultimate ninja’s mask. As well as adding dimension to this mysterious and complex character, the game delivers a heightened intensity during close combat fighting while featuring new competitive and co-op online multiplayer.