Ninja Gaiden 3 Teaser Trailer Stabs You in the Face

Ninja Gaiden 3 Teaser Trailer Stabs You in the Face

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a bad guy in the Ninja Gaiden series? (Hint: It's not pretty)

We first heard about Ninja Gaiden 3 last year at the Tokyo Game Show, but we weren't given much information other than that A.) it existed, and B.) that it would not be bound by the series' past. Other than that, we didn't really know much.

We still don't know much, but this teaser trailer - released in advance of this week's Game Developers' Conference - confirms that we will know more come this year's E3. Which I think we could have all guessed, right?

It's a very brief trailer that features erstwhile Ninja Gaiden hero Ryu Hayabusa stabbing the viewer multiple times in the face, accompanied by the series' ubiquitous showers of blood. Given that the Ninja Gaiden games have a well-deserved reputation for being murderously difficult, feel free to read into this as a metaphor.

This is the very definition of "teaser" - it ends just before Ryu pulls down his mask - but it does a good job at making me want to learn more. I'm not sure why the whole "unmasking Ryu" is supposed to be a big deal, though; didn't we see him unmasked all the time in Dead or Alive?

(Thanks, Alai!)

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Ow. My face.

It's all sliced.

And I'm all dead.

First *freaks out of excitement*

Now thats out the way I can help but notice his arms. The hell is up with them? Is it from the blood, is it his veins, possible demonic growth? What ever it is it looks ugly.

And yes you could see him without his mask in the DOA games. He was unmasked in 1 through 3 and you still unmask him in Ultimate and 4. Why they are focusing on this remains a mystery to me. Perhaps he has a new facial design.

God, I hope that under his mask is ANOTHER mask :D

Onyx Oblivion:
Ow. My face.

It's all sliced.

And I'm all dead.

Kinda just like every other Ninja Gaiden :P

"There is nowhere that he will not stab,
but he will focus on the face!"

Man, for a ninja he has one loud sword.
Also, how am I still standing after he cut me that many times?

OK, why did I have to pass an agegate to watch the "We Dare" trailer, but not this?

If I'm a bad guy and I see Ryu Hayabusa, I'm running. I'm sorry, dude's just too bad ass.

Imagine how hard this game will be :p *places NG2 in a locked chest under the sea*

Sums up my feelings on this game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhuewundDxc

Can't wait. Although, I have to wonder, how is this person still conscious, let alone alive, enough to still be able to see Ryu?

That was a very painful teaser to watch.

Anybody else notice the color of his eyes?

it's just a flesh wound (free cookie to whoever gets the reference!)

PureChaos:
it's just a flesh wound (free cookie to whoever gets the reference!)

a python reference challenge here?

Please ;)

icyneesan:
God, I hope that under his mask is ANOTHER mask :D

And a naruto reference...unless it's been used before another place ;)

Painful trailer :3

Looks cool, hopefully we will see more later on.

So.. why does his sword keep exploding?

Is it a special sword?

John Funk:

This is the very definition of "teaser" - it ends just before Ryu pulls down his mask - but it does a good job at making me want to learn more. I'm not sure why the whole "unmasking Ryu" is supposed to be a big deal, though; didn't we see him unmasked all the time in Dead or Alive?

Maybe it's not Ryu at all, but someone pretending to be Ryu for some reason.

therandombear:

PureChaos:
it's just a flesh wound (free cookie to whoever gets the reference!)

a python reference challenge here?

Please ;)

here's your free cookie, a SPECIAL cookie:

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i'm feeling generous, have another:

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PureChaos:

here's your free cookie, a SPECIAL cookie:

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i'm feeling generous, have another:

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Thank you good sir :3

[quote="icyneesan" post="7.267647.10235106"]God, I hope that under his mask is ANOTHER mask :D

[quote="Onyx Oblivion" post="7.267647.10235037"]Ow. My [quote="icyneesan" post="7.267647.10235106"]God, I hope that under his mask is ANOTHER mask :D

I SEE WAT U DID THAR!

(Its a Naruto reference isnt it.

[quote="icyneesan" post="7.267647.10235106"]God, I hope that under his mask is ANOTHER mask :D

now this part just reminds me of kakashi from naruto, they tried to see what was under his mask and it was just another mask, but OT: looks good considering he just stabbed me in the face several times with a katana covered in blood

HankMan:
"There is nowhere that he will not stab,
but he will focus on the face!"

Man, for a ninja he has one loud sword.
Also, how am I still standing after he cut me that many times?

Enemies in Ninja Gaiden have a reputation for being murderously persistent.
You were probably just getting your bearings before grabbing on to him and detonating the explosives on your body.

That said I am excited, even though the trailer shows me nothing. Blast.

Wow that was uncomfortable. Incidentally it seemed like he was cleaving through the person's ribcage with all the sawing and snapping and blood flying in your eyes.

Also, it looks like he has some kind of weird red weed growing on his right arm. Either that or he has really bad varicose veins.

 

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