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Ninja Gaiden 3 will be compatible with PlayStation Move

Ninja Gaiden 3's obsession with conveying the feel of a katana -- while it slices the flesh off a man's bones -- is now supplemented with another vicarious attack. What does it feel like when a glowing, squishy ball bounces off a skull?

Team Ninja has announced PlayStation Move support for the PS3 version of Ninja Gaiden 3, presumably enabling spirited swings and forceful bops in your offensive arsenal. Studio lead Yosuke Hayashi claims that it will "bring players even closer to the game's protagonist Ryu Hayabusa," which is a particularly unfortunate occurrence if you also happen to be a generic soldier, a demon, an evil ninja or ... anything that's alive, really.

Ninja Gaiden 3 is set to slice up PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners in early 2012. A Wii U version is also in the works.

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BURLINGAME, Calif. August 15th, 2011 – Today at Gamescom Team NINJA and Tecmo Koei are proud to announce full PlayStation Move compatibility for its upcoming killer action hit NINJA GAIDEN 3.

This will be the first time the popular NINJA GAIDEN series hosts motion control and it will give players a new visceral edge when battling and slicing through their enemy's flesh and bone.

"We are really excited to announce this fantastic news at one of Europe's most prestigious game events that is Gamescom", stated the leader of Team NINJA Yosuke Hayashi. "NINJA GAIDEN 3 is all about slicing and chopping through flesh and bone and PlayStation Move bring players even closer to the game's protagonist Ryu Hayabusa. The game will be compatible with all Move peripherals and it will feature full compatibility with this exciting new hardware."

NINJA GAIDEN 3 will be available in early 2012 for MSRP US$59.99 on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®. Developed by Team NINJA, the game is currently rated ESRB "Rating Pending."

For more information on NINJA GAIDEN 3:
@TeamNINJAstudio (Twitter)
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TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl® and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger.