The release dates – and estimated release windows – just keep coming at E3.

After unveiling Ninja Gaiden: Razor's Edge for the new Wii U, Tecmo Koei revealed a launch window for Ninja Gaiden III , which is in development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. They've given the highly anticipated action slasher a tentative release of "early 2012," which may not sound like much but it's a definite upgrade from the previous "TBA 2012." Ryu is coming back and with a new emphasis on story, we'll find out what makes this superhero-like ninja "fight, defend and kill." As fans of the series expect, the game will boast a ton of combat, online multiplayer (both co-op and competitive), and what appears to be a fair amount of blood. But can you handle the challenge?

Remember, the designers have confirmed that they aren't softening up; NGIII will be just as difficult as past entries, so flex those fingers…

Related Game(s): Ninja Gaiden III