Mike from We Got This Covered wrote:
"Ninja Gaiden 3 was, on all accounts, a failed game. It abandoned almost everything that made the series what it was in favor of a focus on the violence. No one will argue that the extreme violence was one of the things that Ninja Gaiden was known for, but it was hardly ever in the forefront. Looking to capitalize on the idea, Nintendo gave Team Ninja a second chance on the Wii U exclusive re-release: Razor’s Edge."