Team Ninja has officially confirmed that Ninja Gaiden 3 will include several online multiplayer modes, a first for the series. The news comes from a pre-Tokyo Game Show event (via GamesRadar) at which the developer revealed that the guiding theme for NG3's online play is to create a "world of ninjas."
Oh hell yes.
The specifics of each mode weren't detailed, though Team Ninja confirmed that there will be both cooperative and competitive elements. Up to eight players will be able to jump online and flail wildly with blades as they try to dismember one another. The multiplayer elements will reportedly have some connection with the game's single-player story as well. Hopefully we'll hear more as TGS unfolds.