Ninja Gaiden 3‘s “Consequence” trailer is heavy on blood and disembodied voices crying out in lamentation. We see Ryu Hayabusa grunting around in pain while gallons upon gallons of blood, explained to be the blood and hatred of all he has slain, course through his arm. I almost want to see him use it to arm-wrestle with Nightmare from the Soul Calibur series.
In addition to the trailer, a multiplayer mode was announced at a pre-TGS event, set to pit would-be ninjas online against each other with the end goal of surpassing Hayabusa. I’m going to name my ninja Lag, because we all know that lag kills (cue the crickets).
It was also announced that two “play styles”, Ninja and Hero, will be featured in Ninja Gaiden 3. “Ninja” is the traditional style and the same way you’ve been playing the game for the past few iterations, while “Hero” will allow players to auto-block and auto-dodge if they just want to focus on the narrative.
So watch Ryu get a cursed arm capable of throwing a fastball from hell in the trailer above. Ninja Gaiden 3 is due in early 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.