Ninja Gaiden 3 Will Launch with Wii U


Hey! Remember how yesterday we reported on Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime noting how they’d learned from the relatively botched launch of the 3DS, and will make sure to have solid software to coincide with the Wii U’s launch in 2012.

Well, today Andriasang reports that Tecmo Koei has released its plans for upcoming releases, and has revealed that Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will hit stores alongside with the Wii U’s release in the first quarter of 2012. No exact release date, but the conventional wisdom of the internets has determined that the Wii U itself will hit after March 2012. While the release date for Ninja Gaiden 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is listed as February 4, 2012 on Wikipedia, that probably just means the Wii U version will, you know, come out later.

Other details from the report include “Dead or Alive Dimensions, Dynasty Warriors VS and FabStyle” for the 3DS, along with “Dynasty Warriors Next and Ninja Gaiden Sigma” on the PlayStation Vita, which itself is scheduled to hit Japan at the end of the year and in early 2012 globally.

It’s definitely good news to hear that there will be a solid, triple-A title coming out for the Wii U at launch, meaning that the system won’t necessarily suffer quite as much as the 3DS did when it came out at the beginning of this year. At the same time, if the above listed release date for the other console versions of the game is accurate, that’s not the most ideal situation. Nintendo needs some exclusive material to make people buy their console.

Obviously we don’t know everything yet: there’s a good bet that the Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden will offer some exclusive content for that system, and Nintendo will probably announce some first-party titles that will happen at launch.

Maybe? Please? What kinds of titles would you need to convince you to get the Wii U when it comes out? Or is the system alone enough to get you on the purchase line?

Via Andriasang

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