Team Ninja ‘not nerfing’ Ninja Gaiden 3 for newcomers

While Ninja Gaiden 3 is aiming to expand its audience, it won’t be doing so at the expence of alienating its core fans, according to Team Ninja producer Yosuke Hayashi.

“Ninja Gaiden fans want a challenge, and we want to offer them a game that is challenging,” promises Hayashi in a recent chat with Edge magazine.

In other words, the game won’t be dumbed down for newcomers.

“It’s not about the game being too easy or too hard, it just seems like [new players] have a different skillset. So we want to offer a game to both kinds of players. We’re not trying to nerf the game.”

Hayashi concludes: “We are definitely going to have a hard game for the people who want it.” So fear not, hardcore ninjas.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will be out sometime next year.