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Ninja Gaiden 3's latest update brings Ultimate Ninja difficulty, demo

Jordan Mallory

Ninja Gaiden 3's difficulty-boosting update has landed, as has a demo for people who may still be on the fence after reading our less than glowing review. The "Ultimate Ninja" difficulty upgrade is free until May 24, although its related Ninja Trials and customization items will cost you – specifically, $9.99/800 MS Points for the whole kit and kaboodle.

Clan Battle multiplayer has also been updated with "an all-new shadow rule" and a higher level cap, changes ushered in via system update on the PS3 and through the downloadable "Ninja Pack 1 Lite" on the 360. Finally, the aforementioned single-player demo is available on both systems and features "all three weapons in a sample of the opening stage."

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Team NINJA continues its support of Ninja Gaiden 3 on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360® with the release of the third installment of all-new downloadable content for the action-packed game featuring the renown Ryu Hayabusa. Players can download a wide array of new DLC items such as the Ultimate Ninja difficulty, Ninja Trials packs, additional equipment items and a new shadow rule for Clan Battles. Not for the faint of heart, the new Ultimate Ninja difficulty level available for the single player campaign aims to challenge even the most advanced ninjas and is available for free download for a month, starting April 24th and ending on May 24th. To showcase the new downloadable content, Team NINJA created a video vignette and all new screenshots and stills.

Players will be able to purchase downloadable content individually-the new Ninja Trials packs for the Ultimate Ninja difficulty and additional customization items-or players can purchase the complete set of DLC in Ninja Pack 3 for $9.99 or 800 MSP.
For the Ninjas who like to play with friends, The Ultimate Ninja , an all-new shadow rule for the online multiplayer mode Clan Battle is also now available for download as well a higher level cap. All these are available as a free download and can be obtained as an automatic software update for the PlayStation® 3 and as a downloadable Ninja Pack 1 Lite for the Xbox 360®.

Ninja Gaiden 3 can now be experienced by all, as a new single player demo available for free download for both PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. This is a chance for players to step behind the mask of the world's greatest ninja, Ryu Hayabusa and experience Ninja Gaiden 3 for themselves. Including all three weapons in a sample of the opening stage, the new demo offers an unbridled taste of the immersive original story, intense new gameplay features, and bone crushing combat awaiting them in Ninja Gaiden 3.

Ninja Gaiden 3 was developed by Team NINJA and published by Tecmo Koei America in March 2012.

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