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Ninja Gaiden 3 confirmed as a Wii U launch title

Although no firm date has been set for the release of the Wii U (or a soft date for that matter), we are relatively confident that it will be due out in 2012. Almost certainly. At least there is a very good chance. But while Nintendo is apparently threatening certain doom to those that leak info on the console, there have been several announcements regarding what titles will be released for the console.

So far the announced properties have all come from third-party developers, and while Nintendo will definitely have a handful of games available at launch, none of the details on those titles have been released as of yet. It also isn’t clear if the upcoming announced titles will be available whenever the Wii U is launched, or if they are simply scheduled for the console eventually.

That has changed, as Ninja Gaiden 3: Razer’s Edge has been confirmed as a launch title according to a report from Andriasang, and it is only the fifth title to officialy be listed for the Wii U in 2012. To be fair, many of the games announced will likely be available whenever the Wii U is released, but this is the first game that has been confirmed to be available at launch.

Ninja Gaiden 3 will be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 4, minus the subtitle “Razers Edge.” The addition to the title for the Wii U may suggest that the version Team Ninja are preparing for Nintendo’s console has some significant alterations to accommodate the more powerful system and the tablet-like controller.

We’ll have to keep waiting for more info on the Wii U, but more and more titles for the system should be announced in the coming months.