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Wii U embraced by developers with enhanced versions

If you haven’t played Ninja Gaiden 3 yet, but have always wanted to, the upcoming release on Wii U may turn out to be something of a blessing in disguise. Team Ninja has been speaking at GamesCom and revealed that Nintendo’s version contains improvements over the Xbox 360 and PS3 that may make it the superior version.

The game will officially be known as Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge and is due out sometime after the Wii U releases before the end of the year. As expected, Razor’s Edge is going to be significantly different from the original console versions, as the player will now have an extended set of functionality available via the Wii U’s touchscreen controller.

For example, you can use the screen to view maps of areas and use it to access Ryu’s Ninpo powers if you prefer. We’re also hearing that the Wii U is getting exclusive weapons not found in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, on top of all the DLC that has released so far for the game.

Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi recently spoke with Eurogamer and revealed that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is going to be the ‘hardcore package’ between the three versions. He also made a somewhat surprise revelation by admitting that they let down fans by leaving out certain features in the Xbox 360 and PS3 version.

He added that these features have now made their way into the Wii U version and that they are now working on updated Wii U hardware to make the game look better than before. It sounds pretty tempting if you haven’t played Ninja Gaiden 3 yet, otherwise you may decide to give this a miss.

Are you happy that developers are starting to embrace the Wii U now as a hardcore console? The Wii U version of Assassin’s Creed 3 could also end up with the most enhancements over Xbox 360 and PS3, so it’s great news for those planning to support the new console at launch.



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