‘Ninja Gaiden 3’ To Be Darker and More User-Friendly

The Official PlayStation Magazine had a opportunity to interview Yosuke Hayashi, project lead for Ninja Gaiden 3. Here are some of the things that we can look forward to for the next Ninja Gaiden game without lead Tomonobu Itagaki, who worked on the first two Ninja Gaiden games.

“We are focusing Ryu as a dark Japanese hero,” Hayashi answered. “There won’t be new playable characters, but we’ll focus more deeply on Ryu Hyabusa’s life and lifestyle and feelings and thoughts.”

He talks about how the violence will feel even more brutal and grounded, which to me sounds painful.

“We are trying to take the violent concepts even deeper and make people realize how it feels to actually kill someone and what it is to actually gut someone,” he added.

Hayashi expands further on the violence aspect.

“It’s very important to us that people realize that violence is not only about blood and gore.”

I am interested to see how Team Ninja will please both hardcore fans and casual fans alike.

“We know that many fans feel good about the difficulty level, but we are taking a slightly different approach. It’s not that the game’s going to be easier – nothing like that. It’s just that we are trying to make a whole game, a more exciting game that can be enjoyed by anyone. But at the same time, hardcore gamers will be able to feel and appreciate what the series is about.”

Ninja Gaiden 3 will be the first with online multiplayer, as Hayashi mentions that it will have a “complex multiplayer mode”.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will be available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. No word yet on Move and Kinect support.

Source: Official PlayStation Magazine via Gamethirst

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