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Ninja Gaiden III online passes reportedly not working

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Not a very ninja launch day, you could say.

As ninja-like as Ryu Hayabusa is, he couldn't ensure the launch of today's Ninja Gaiden III went off without a hitch.

Game Informer is reporting that several buyers of the game are having trouble redeeming the title's online pass, which allows folks to fully access the game's multiplayer mode.

Tecmo, meanwhile, is aware of the issue. They released the following statement via Facebook:

"We are aware of the issue with the Online Pass for Ninja Gaiden 3 and are working to resolve the issue. For those of you with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, the online pass will be redeemable by 4pm Pacific time. For those of you with the Xbox 360 version, we are currently working with Microsoft to resolve the issue and we will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this matter."

It's not the first title have to launch day issues with its online passes. Batman: Arkham City had issues with its Catwoman DLC codes when it first launched last October, for instance.

It's already 4 p.m. Pacific time, so PS3 owners might be in luck right now. We'll keep you posted on any news on the Xbox 360 version's functionality.

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Staff article by Jonathan Davila (March 20, 2012)

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bbbmoney posted March 21, 2012:

Poor Ninja Theory, they really messed up bad this time.

Here's hoping to DOA5 making the comeback.
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honestgamer posted March 21, 2012:

I think you mean Team Ninja? Ninja Theory is the developer responsible for Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and the upcoming DMC title.
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zippdementia posted March 21, 2012:

Wouldn't be the first time someone messed that up. I did it several times in actual articles. There should be only one company with the word Ninja in it. In that respect, Ninja Theory is a better name than Team Ninja.
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bbbmoney posted March 21, 2012:

Woops, did get the names mixed up!

Poor Ninja Theory, too, though.

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