There hasn’t been information on Ninja Gaiden 3 at all, but in the latest PlayStation: The Official Magazine, project lead Yosuke Hayashi’s unleashed some rather juicy details.
Get them below the break.
“We are focusing Ryu as a dark Japanese hero,” Hayashi told the mag. “There won’t be new playable characters, but we’ll focus more deeply on Ryu Hyabusa’s life and lifestyle and feelings and thoughts.”
Hayashi went on, explaining how they plan to explore what a lifetime of violence can do to a person.
“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.
“It’s very important to us that people realize that violence is not only about blood and gore.”
There’s also change in the game’s design, says Hayashi, making it more accessible to new players, but at the same time keeping the core audience intact.
“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 also feature a “complex multiplayer mode”, and both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will be released simultaneously.
When pressed about Move support for the game, Hayashi remains mute, saying it’s a closely guarded secret. No word on Kinect support however.