Looks like we can add another game to the growing list of Nintendo exclusives that are jumping ship to other platforms. This time, Tecmo Koei’s Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, the enhanced Wii U version of Ninja Gaiden 3, will be making its way back to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 2.
While Tecmo Koei hasn’t announced a reason for bringing the game to other consoles, the company has confirmed that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 ports will also include all of the add-on content available for the Wii U version. It’s hard to entirely fault the publisher for this decision; Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge was a marked improvement over the original game, earning a respectable B from our own Bradly Hale, and it makes sense that the company would want to eke as much profit out of the title as possible.
Razor’s Edge joins the likes of Resident Evil: Revelations and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, two former Nintendo-exclusives that have since been announced for other platforms (and, in the case of Theatrhythm, already released on iOS). All three were major releases for their respective consoles, so seeing them jump to other systems doesn’t exactly bode well for future exclusive titles (although Capcom has confirmed that Revelations will also be coming to Wii U, which is a slight upshot to its announcement).
What do you make of this news? Is it a bad sign for Wii U’s third-party support? Share your thoughts in the comments section.