The katana is an elegant and deadly weapon - and it's yours to master in NINJA GAIDEN 3 on PlayStation 3. From the very start of the game you witness what Dragon Warrior Ryu Hayabusa can do as he hacks down a giant mystical deity. Following that you battle your way through countless gun and blade wielding enemies intent on putting Ryu to rest.
Forced to confront everything from super soldiers and spider tanks to mysterious masked fiends and dinosaurs, your task as Ryu is not an easy one. However, the experienced ninja has a trick or two up his sleeve. A variety of weapons, such as a powerful bow with explosive arrows and the legendary Dragon Sword, can be used to dispatch even the toughest of foes. And no ninja would be worth his salt without an impressive array of leaps, wall jumps and brutal combos.
Should the going get too tough, Ryu has the ability to unleash a devastating and frightening Ninpo attack once his Ki meter has filled up. The effect wipes out most of the enemies in the area, although be warned - it takes time to build your Ki back up again.
Want to get even closer to the action? Then grab a PlayStation Move motion controller and slice your way through anyone standing in your way. The motion controller grants you a great feeling of empowerment as each of your arm movements translate into a defence demolishing attack.
Whichever control method you use in NINJA GAIDEN 3, you're in for a challenging and exciting experience. Ryu's fights, especially the boss battles, require sharp reflexes and skilful timing, so stick with it. Master his techniques and you'll become the most stylish and deadly ninja in your household.