While the recently released Ninja Gaiden 3 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 was generally met with bad reviews and complaints from both reviewers and consumers, Tecmo revealed at E3 Nintendo is working with the company to improve Ninja Gaiden for the Wii U.
Nintendo confirmed they are publishing the game and are lending some support to help fix certain parts of the game. Tecmo also confirmed that the complaints leveled against the game on the other platforms were to become the basis for improvements for the Wii U version.
The game's AI being improved, the return of dismembered enemies, and a reworked leveling system were a few of the changes revealed by Tecmo.
- Unique Wii U controls – During single-player mode, players can enjoy faster and more fluid action by using the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to select weapons, execute Ninpo, see in-game information and much more.
- New Weapons and Ninpo Types – Exclusive to the Wii U version, the game includes six weapon types and three Ninpo types, allowing for greater game-play variation and deeper strategy.
- Character/Weapon Progression System – Using the Karma points earned during game play, a player can upgrade his weapons and Ninpo and increase the character HP level.
- Faster, More Intense Battles – Improved enemy AI, the return of dismemberment, as well as new enemy types and battle areas have been added for greater variety in battles and increased replay value.
The Wii U version is on track for a Fall 2012 release.