Tecmo’s insanely difficult Ninja Gaiden series made its North American debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, but its latest versions have bypassed Nintendo consoles.
Ninja Gaiden 3 is set for an early 2012 release for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360, according to Tecmo Koei. The company announced during E3 that the game and its protagonist, Ryu Hayabusa, are also set to appear on Nintendo’s forthcoming Wii U console for a version of the game being developed under the working title of Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge.
Nintendo’s Wii U console is scheduled for a release some time in 2012. Nintendo tends to release home consoles later in the year for its North American customers, so I’m guessing the Wii U will be out in time for a fall or holiday release.