Momiji Coming to Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge via Free DLC

Momiji, the main character of Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword will be playable in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge in December via a free downloadable content release, Nintendo announced. She will be available in the game’s Challenge and Ninja Trials modes and will be wielding her Naginata from the Ninja Gaiden Sigma games. Momiji is the second playable character added to Razor’s Edge, the first being Ayane.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is an enhanced edition of the original Ninja Gaiden 3 which was met with a lukewarm reception by fans and critics. In addition to making use of the Wii U’s unique controller it also brings improved AI, new weapons such as the Lunar Staff and Dual Katanas, new enemies and battle arenas, weapon, Ninpo and character enhancements, higher difficulty, the challenge mode, and an online cooperative gameplay mode.

Unfortunately early reviews for Razor’s Edge have been mixed so far. IGN’s review was more on the positive side, with the closing statement being “Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge might be the polar opposite of the usual Nintendo fare. The ‘M’ rating on the box is not a joke, what with the hyper-fast ninja action title’s unending display of severed limbs and decapitated heads. It’s fantastic to see this kind of hardcore gamer’s game on a Nintendo console – and at the Wii U’s launch, no less – and you can forget much of what you may have heard about the original release of this game earlier this year on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s far from perfect and best viewed with “launch goggles” on, but Razor’s Edge’s unflinching action and unabashed violence is a great sign for the Wii U as a core gamer’s platform.”

Destructoid’s was much harsher: “Nothing this Wii U release does can improve upon the core gameplay, which remains as dry, disaffected, and banausic as ever before. Razor’s Edge gives us more, but when the original serving exceeded that which the player could stomach, “more” isn’t a very tasty prospect.”

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