Ninja Gaiden 3 to release March 2012

The first Ninja Gaiden to be released since Tomonobu Itagaki’s departure from Team Ninja and Tecmo in 2008, Ninja Gaiden 3, is set for release in March of next year, Joystiq reports.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will first release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March, followed by a Wii U release.. well, whenever that console comes out. Team Ninja has suggested that when the Wii U does come out, Ninja Gaiden 3 will be a launch title for the console.

With Ninja Gaiden 2, Itagaki and Team Ninja cranked up the violence to 11, allowing you to dismember body parts in s symphony of blood and severed body parts. The dismemberment will be taken out in Ninja Gaiden 3, the developers informed fans earlier this year, but the lack of flying body parts will be more than made up for in an excess of blood.

The series also has a bit of a reputation for being controller-smashingly difficult, so it will be interesting to see how Team Ninja handles that without Itagaki’s vision driving development.

Source: Joystiq