Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom, known in Japan as Ninja Ryūkenden III: Yomi no Hakobune (忍者龍剣伝III 黄泉の方舟?, lit. "Legend of the Ninja Dragon Sword III: The Ark from Hades") is a side-scrolling platforming video game developed and published by Tecmo. It was released in Japan on June 26, 1991 for the Famicom and in North America in August 1991 for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

The NES version was not released in Europe. It was later ported to the Atari Lynx by Atari and released in 1993 in North America and Europe, the European version retaining the North American Ninja Gaiden III title. It was also re-released as part of its Ninja Gaiden Trilogy Super NES compilation in 1995 in Japan and North America. Long after, it was released for the Wii's Virtual Console service in North America on February 18, 2008.

It was designed by Masato Kato, who took over for Hideo Yoshizawa—designer of the first two games in the NES series.


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Alternative Titles
Ninja Ryukenden III: Yomi no Hakobune, 忍者龍剣伝III ~黄泉の方船~, Ninja Gaiden Episode III: The Ancient Ship of Doom
Atari Lynx
Action, Platformer
NA Release Date
February 1, 1991
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Sugito Miyashiro, Kaori Nakabai, Rika Shigeno
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