New Playable Character: Ayane - Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge adds a new playable character: the female ninja, Ayane, who will be available in her own exclusive new chapters within the story mode.
Chapter Challenge Mode - In this separate mode, players can progress through any of the chapters in the story mode using either Ryu Hayabusa or Ayane.
Online Co-op Multiplayer mode with Ryu and Ayane - In addition to an up to eight-player multiplayer battle mode, the game now offers Ryu and Ayane as playable characters in the two-player online co-op multiplayer mode.
Unique Wii U controls - During single-player mode, players can enjoy faster and more fluid action by using the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller to select weapons, execute Ninpo or see the combo chart.
New Weapons and Ninpo Types - Exclusive to the Wii U version, the game includes six weapon types and three Ninpo types for Ryu Hayabusa, allowing for greater game-play variation and deeper strategy. Ayane also comes with her own set of weapons and Ninpo types.
Character/Weapon Progression System - Using the Karma points earned during game play, players can now upgrade their weapons and Ninpo, earn new moves and increase the character HP level.
Faster, More Intense Battles - Improved enemy AI, the return of dismemberment, as well as new enemy types and battle areas have been added for greater variety in battles and increased replay value.
ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, and Intense Violence