Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is being developed exclusively for Wii U, with a number of changes and improvements being worked into what is essentially a Sigma version of the original game on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
As you will no doubt be able to see from the latest trailer that has just been released, decapitation and dismemberment is making a comeback, with blood and guts aplenty. Ayane, the purple-haired female ninja that many will recognise from the Dead or Alive series, is now a playable character in the Wii U edition, complete with her own set of moves similar to her appearance in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, and brand new story scenes have been made to explain her role in Razor's Edge.
The Wii U GamePad displays additional information to the player, as well as lets you select weapons, perform Ninpo, and even has an option to play the game using the touch screen, similar to the Nintendo DS' Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword. Some more of the additions made to the Wii U version include improved AI, new enemy types and battle areas, plus exclusive weapons like Dual Katanas and the Lunar Staff. The Karma Counter returns, with players spending their points on upgrades to weapons, Ninpo, special moves and health bars, and online cooperatively play has even been functioned in.
After checking out the bloody trailer below, be sure to have a look at the Japanese website, which has lots of information on characters and weapons, plus around 50 new screenshots to feast over. The website also confirms that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will be a launch title in Japan.