Look, if you don't want to be on the receiving end of Ryu Hayabusa's Dragon Sword, don't join an anti-ninja mercenary force, "mate." That said, it looks like even the star of Ninja Gaiden 3 is dealing with the psychological impact of spilling so much blood from katana-fodder of past Ninja Gaiden games.

The latest, Tokyo Game Show-timed trailer for Team Ninja's next action game is here, giving players a little background on why Ryu's right arm is so bloody and so powerful. It's a major gameplay component of the next Ninja Gaiden game and, apparently, its plot.


After you're done watching Ninja Gaiden 3's "Consequence" trailer, why not flip through a handful of new screen shots from the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 game, due sometime next year? C'mon, mate. Do it. I've got a family too, you know.

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