A Gamefly rental listing for upcoming hack n’ slash, Ninja Gaiden 3, has revealed that it will adopt the online pass system. If you’ve been under a rock for past few years or are new to the gaming scene, this means that online multiplayer cannot be accessed until players redeem a one-use code. This code is packaged with new copies of the game as publishers try to reclaim profits from the second-hand market.
The claim has been confirmed by Tecmo KOEI as true. This isn’t the publisher’s first foray into the online pass collective however, last year’s Fist of the North Star also required a one-use code to unlock certain features.