The third new playable character in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge will be another well known female Ninja by the name of Kasumi. Kasumi will be added to the game via free DLC and will join the ranks of Ayane(who was already on the disc) and Momiji(who will also be available as free DLC sometime this month). The announcement was made through the recent Nintendo Direct by Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi.
Kasumi is a well known character in the Dead or Alive series, having appeared in every game, and had a guest cameo in Ninja Gaiden Sigma II during some of the cutscenes. She’s a “a kunoichi of the Mugen Tenshin Ninja Clan, who debuted in the first Dead or Alive back during the 1996 arcade release. Kasumi became a ‘Runaway Shinobi’ after she ran away from home in order to avenge her older brother, Hayate. She is also the older half-sister, and cousin of Ayane. One of the first three females that appeared in the series (alongside Leifang and Tina Armstrong), Kasumi is considered to be the main protagonist for the Dead or Alive series (specifically in Dead or Alive, Dead or Alive 2, and Dead or Alive 5), and is often viewed as the series’ character mascot.”
Kasumi also appeared in the 2006 movie DOA: Dead or Alive where her character was played by American actress/model Devon Aoki.
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