Ryu Kills A Briton In Latest Ninja Gaiden 3 Trailer

Ryu Kills A Briton In Latest Ninja Gaiden 3 Trailer

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We've got a new trailer and "key visual" for Ninja Gaiden 3 and it's exactly as bloody as you'd expect.

As with this morning's Dead or Alive 5 announcement, Tecmo Koei has linked an ambiguous promotional image to the latest Ninja Gaiden 3 trailer. You can see the key bit of that image at right, though again, I'd recommend a trip to the Tecmo Koei Facebook page to see Ryu's tilt-angled histronics in their full glory.

Unfortunately for my ability to wildly speculate, Ryu doesn't seem to be crying, despite that severe rash on his arm. I'm no doctor, but I would recommend having that checked out by a specialist, or possibly a wizard.

This dermatological nightmare also features heavily in the game's new trailer. Dubbed "Consequences," the vignette seems to focus on the karmic backlash of living life as an ambulatory death machine. It appears, that if one spends 20 years slashing people, demons and those intensely annoying birds into pieces, eventually all that bloodshed will come back to haunt you with sanguine photo filters and hallucinations of men in jaunty berets.

Also, you may or may yes murder the British.

The really interesting part here though -- and this may just be my twentysomething game geek side talking -- comes at the 0:58 mark. See that lady? The mysterious woman who, unlike the majority of other key women in Ryu Haybusa's life lacks the, uh ... "huge tracts of land" you'd expect from a Team Ninja-developed game?

Who is she?

I was going to guess that she might be Irene Lew, but Team Ninja already morphed her into yet another outlet for the twisted, juvenile image of feminine beauty that defines its key demographic.

This is going to nag at me. I like the idea of a less comically over-sexualized female character in Ninja Gaiden 3, but seeing Team Ninja step out of its modus operandi like this is just so jarring. It would be like Kanye releasing an album of clarinet standards or Brett Ratner creating a film that didn't feature a wacky minority sidekick.

This is a weird new world, boys and girls. I'm not sure I like it.

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This is pretty cool news, and mildly Ironic too since I just started going back into my library of games and started playing the second once since I beat NG black.

I just hope they fix the camera a whoooole bunch, it is the hardest enemy in the whole game. I am trying to pull off combos and blocks and counters and I can't even see where I am or get a good feeling of where I am standing.

So Ninja Gaiden is finally ready to feature a game with Dark Ryu. Anyway, it looks pretty good but I've never been big into that franchise.

I'm really hoping this doesn't mean this game's story boils down to a completely straight-faced telling of Ryu learning that killing is badong and that he should stand for gnodab.

Regardless of the way the story turns out, Team Ninja certainly gets my money if the gameplay is as solid as previous entries and the difficulty doesn't rely almost exclusively on bullshit like it did in Ninja Gaiden 2.

I'm waiting for the uproar of how an east-asian man killing a white person is racist...

Okay...story seems to actually be a focus in this one. Interesting. And in all fairness, all the people I killed in the Ninja Gaiden games were trying to kill me. Self defense. I wonder what the deal is with the British people. And where are Kasumi and Ayane? They were in Sigma 2, and they hinted at something big, yet I've seen no sign of them yet.

What?! A female character in a Team Ninja game that isn't over-sexualized?! Is the end nigh!?
Has hell frozen over?! Quick! Somebody get me Satan on the phone!

OT: Looks interesting. And those "20 years spent slashing people, demons and those intensely annoying birds into pieces" is something you really don't want to come back and bite you in the ass...

Ryu Hayabusa will feel the consequences of his actions, and set about righting the wrongs he's done fueled by rage of his previous Ninja studies of Murder-nomics?

So he's Emo?, sorry DmC haters, you can't play this game either!.
:D

Looks interesting to me, although I hated NG2 because it played like a pinball machine, maybe the combat has changed since Sunglass Guy's departure, I'm cautiously optimistic.

I'm really starting to hate inception.

OT: Well, it makes a nice change for a Brit to be something other than the villain or the arrogant bastard.

As long as it got the same amount of fun as Ninja Gaiden 2 and is a little more difficult I am sold.

Murder the British you say?

*looks at thread*
Yeah... fine by me (i'm british btw).
*looks at several other threads in which games aren't being released in Britain*
Ok seriously, why is the games industry fucking us over at the moment?
WHAT DID WE DO TO YOU COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD!?!?

This is why you should always wash your hands after a hard 2 decades of demon/person/thing slaying. Seriously, you don't know where all that blood has been! You could pick up all sorts of stuff you want nothing to do with.

Been playing NG2 again just for kicks. Really hope they have fixed up the camera a bit and that the combat is still fun with a decent degree of challenge to it.

That was a pretty sweet trailer. I'm looking forward to this 'Dark Ryu.'

Lord Beautiful:
I'm really hoping this doesn't mean this game's story boils down to a completely straight-faced telling of Ryu learning that killing is badong and that he should stand for gnodab.

Regardless of the way the story turns out, Team Ninja certainly gets my money if the gameplay is as solid as previous entries and the difficulty doesn't rely almost exclusively on bullshit like it did in Ninja Gaiden 2.

I'm loving the kung pow references there :P

And I agree on the difficulty, if it's atleast a bit more fair I may be getting this game.

I like it. I like it a lot. I am glad that the series is actually going to move forward now that Tomonobu Itagaki isn't in the picture.

Me likey. The opening scene with the British soldier was a bit narmy, but it seems like they're actually going to focus more on story. Considering the original Ninja Gaiden games pretty much invented cutscenes and intricate storytelling in videogames, it would be nice for the series to return to its roots.

Althoug, at the end of the day, the new NG games have always been about that silky smooth combat engine. If NG 3 still plays as beautifully as the other two (and has a better camera), then we should be onto a classic.

ColdStorage:
Ryu Hayabusa will feel the consequences of his actions, and set about righting the wrongs he's done fueled by rage of his previous Ninja studies of Murder-nomics?

So he's Emo?, sorry DmC haters, you can't play this game either!.
:D

Looks interesting to me, although I hated NG2 because it played like a pinball machine, maybe the combat has changed since Sunglass Guy's departure, I'm cautiously optimistic.

Because any character who displays traits other than "murder everything" is emo.

okay...speaking strictly as a female gamer, I've NEVER liked the way team ninja portrayed their females. I hate whiny, simpering Princes Peach-styled characters. Like Sonya or whatever her name was from Ninja gaiden 2.

I also am cautious because this is the first Ninja Gaiden game without Itagaki at its helm (as far as I am aware) this will either make or break the series.

On the other hand...I LOVE dark transformations, and i've always loved ninja gaiden's gameplay. So..this could be good or bad.

EDIT: Double post!

Lord Beautiful:
I'm really hoping this doesn't mean this game's story boils down to a completely straight-faced telling of Ryu learning that killing is badong and that he should stand for gnodab.

OT: Meh, I haven't played a ninja gaiden game in a while. This had no gameplay, so I can't make a choice about this one.

Sizzle Montyjing:
*looks at thread*
Yeah... fine by me (i'm british btw).
*looks at several other threads in which games aren't being released in Britain*
Ok seriously, why is the games industry fucking us over at the moment?
WHAT DID WE DO TO YOU COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD!?!?

We did conquer most of the world at one point. Maybe some devs still harbor hatred towards us? Didn't realize there would be another NG game any time soon. Will probably stay off my radar for another while though.

 

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