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While Ninja Gaiden III is not really up to par with the rest of the series, at times it is still a serviceable action game. Also, at least one of you out there will be playing it at some point in your life, so an achievement/trophy guide is probably going to be requested by someone, and I haven’t seen any yet.

So, without further ado, read on for help on the game’s achievements/trophies.

Falcon Dive

Learn the Falcon Dive.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression at the start of the game. You cannot miss it.

Sliding

Learn how to slide.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the beginning of the game. You cannot miss it.

Kunai Climb

Learn the Kunai Climb.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the beginning of the game. You cannot miss it.

Wall Run

Learn the Wall Run.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression a short while through level 2. You cannot miss it.

Flying Bird Flip

Learn the Flying Bird Flip.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the middle of the game. You cannot miss it.

Rope Crossing

Learn how to cross a rope.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the middle of the game. You cannot miss it.

Izuna Drop

Learn the Izuna Drop.

This combo is done by pressing X, Y, X, X, X, Y (pop-up then three slashes, then grab). On PS3 this is Square, Triangle, Square, Square Square, Triangle. You can obtain this accomplishment in multiplayer or single player.

Ultimate Technique

Learn the Ultimate Technique.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the beginning of the game. You cannot miss it.

Steel on Bone

Cut down 100 enemies with Steel on Bone attacks.

This is done by using normal attacks and then mashing the attack button when the camera zooms in. You learn this technique in-game and you will most likely obtain this achievement in the game’s story. You can obtain this accomplishment in multiplayer or single player.

I Got Your Back

Play a Co-op Ninja Trial with a partner.

You need to utilize the online pass, as the game doesn’t have local coop. Simply complete any Ninja Trial in online coop mode to unlock this. You can play the easiest challenge possible, just try and do it as soon as possible before the community is gone.

Initiation

Play a Clan Battle.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Simply compete in Ninja Battle and finish the round, win or lose.

Teamwork

Win 10 team battles.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Win ten team matches to unlock this in Clan battle.

One Against the World

Win a battle royale match.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Once you do so, you have to wait until you get a match that turns into an FFA at the end – win this FFA. An easy way to get kills in FFA is to use the ninpo blast into a group, or utilize ghost killing (instructions are two achievements below).

Shady

Perform a betrayal.

This one can be both hard to get the opportunity for and achieve. Keep doing contracts in multiplayer until you get the betrayal contract. Once you do, you have to press (left analog stick click – L3 and attack at the same time) — aim at your teammate to switch to the other side. You will either unlock this achievement immediately or after the match is over.

Sneaky

Perform a ghost kill.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Eventually you will unlock the ghost kill ability online. To use this ability, slowly walk by moving the analog stick slightly, then press heavy attack when you’re near an enemy to execute them.

An Honorable Death

Perform harakiri.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. You unlock this ability around level 25. When you’re near death, you can press “B” (Circle) to kill yourself, unlock the achievement/trophy, and deny a kill.

Snowfield

Play the Snowfield stage 10 times.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Simply play online on this level and complete the match ten times. Once you start paring down this and the other two level achievements, you can just quit/rejoin clan battles until you get the level you need.

Guardian of the Village

Play the Hidden Village stage 10 times.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Simply play online on this level and complete the match ten times. Once you start paring down this and the other two level achievements, you can just quit/rejoin clan battles until you get the level you need.

Observer

Play the Watchtower stage 10 times.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Simply play online on this level and complete the match ten times. Once you start paring down this and the other two level achievements, you can just quit/rejoin clan battles until you get the level you need.

The Spice of Life

Get 10 customization parts.

You need to utilize the online pass to play online. Simply play clan battles and you will unlock this in a very short amount of time — you may not even notice the unlock.

Walking Dictionary

Get 100 kanji.

You earn kanji through multiplayer and Ninja Trials. Play a combination of ninja trials and clan battles to earn kanji, and earn this achievement/trophy. Do well in clan battles to have a higher chance of unlocking kanji.

Inferno

Learned Ninpo.

This achievement is unlocked through normal story progression near the beginning of the game. You cannot miss it.

Steel on Steel – THROUGH - Mentor

Destroyed the Steel Spider – THROUGH - Cleared the game on Hard.

All of these secret achievements are unlocked through normal story progression. If you play your first playthrough on Hard, you will unlock the Hero and Normal achievements as well. During each level, one achievement is earned at the mid-way point, and one is unlocked at the end after a boss fight.

Master Ninja

Cleared the game on Master Ninja.

Beat the game on Master Ninja to unlock this achievement/trophy. In order to obtain Master Ninja difficulty, you must beat the game. Other than the DLC difficulty, this is the hardest mode in the game.

Initiate

Cleared 10 Acolyte Trials.

You do not need the online pass to unlock this, as you can do it solo. Clear the 10 total Acolyte Trials to unlock this. You can also do this through online coop, however, please note the final achievement on this list before you do so (if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement).

Veteran

Cleared 10 Mentor Trials.

You do not need the online pass to unlock this, as you can do it solo. Clear the 10 total Mentor Trials to unlock this. You can also do this through online coop, however, please note the final achievement on this list before you do so (if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement).

Prestige

Cleared 5 Leader Trials.

You do not need the online pass to unlock this, as you can do it solo. Clear the 10 total Leader Trials to unlock this. You can also do this through online coop, however, please note the final achievement on this list before you do so (if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement).

Overlord

Cleared 5 Master Ninja Trials.

You do not need the online pass to unlock this, as you can do it solo. Clear the 10 total Master Ninja Trials to unlock this. You can also do this through online coop, however, please note the final achievement on this list before you do so (if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement).

Ultimate Ninja

Cleared 3 Ultimate Ninja Trials.

You do not need the online pass to unlock this, as you can do it solo. Clear the 10 total Ultimate Ninja Trials to unlock this. You can also do this through online coop, however, please note the final achievement on this list before you do so (if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement).

Master of the Katana

Raised the katana to level 10.

When Ninja Gaiden III was released, it only had the katana available — more weapons have shipped via DLC. Each weapon in Ninja Gaiden has a weapon level, outside of single player. Complete trials or clan battles to level up your weapon slowly but steadily. Clan battles level up the katana higher.

Hayabusa Style Grand Master

Reached level 50.

You can earn levels through solo play, trial coop play, or clan battles. This is simply a grind achievement and there is no way around it.

Lone Ninja

Cleared 10 Solo Ninja Trials.

Unlock this achievement by finishing ten ninja trials by yourself. This achievement is glitched at launch: if you clear a trial in coop before you do it solo, it will not count towards the final achievement). To avoid this issue, complete the ten easiest trials immediately.

DLC

Legendary Ninja

Clear the story on the Ultimate Ninja play style and Ultimate Ninja Trials 4 & 5.

This achievement/trophy is unlocked through normal story progression on the Highest DLC difficulty setting and the required trials. The difficulty is free DLC.

Bloodied Talons

Defeat 100 opponents in Clan Battles with the Metal Claws.

Unfortunately you must buy this DLC (Claws separate, or DLC Pack #1) to obtain this achievement/trophy. Simply equip the claws online, and grind multiplayer matches until you earn this achievement. You don’t have to earn them with any special parameters in mind — just grind it.

Grim Reaper

Defeat 100 opponents in Clan Battles with the Great Scythe.

Unfortunately you must buy this DLC  (Scythe separate, or DLC Pack #2) to obtain this achievement/trophy. Simply equip the scythe online, and grind multiplayer matches until you earn this achievement. Ghost killing works well for this. You don’t have to earn them with any special parameters in mind — just grind it.

Warrior

Clear all Ninja Trials included in Ninja Pack 1.

Unfortunately you must buy this DLC (Trials separate, or DLC Pack #1) to obtain this achievement/trophy. There are twenty trials in this pack, and they are as follows – Acolyte 11-15; Leader 6-10; Mentor 11-15; Master 6-10.

Sage

Clear all Ninja Trials included in Ninja Pack 2.

Unfortunately you must buy this DLC (Trials separate, or DLC Pack #2) to obtain this achievement/trophy.

 

  1. avatar Swyn

    whats going on with that lone ninja trophy? if you all beat the trials with co-op so theres no chance to get this trophy?

    • I’m still trying to get some confirmation from Tecmo-Koei, but a number of other people have had this issue as well.

      Someone said that if you “beat” your coop score after you go back and do it solo, it’ll count, and it will pop — still glitched for me.

      So far the only solution I’ve seen is to move your save file to the cloud, restart the game, get to level 2 to unlock the trials, then redo the trials solo.

  2. avatar Gilliam

    It says: “Cleared 10 Solo Ninja Trials.” not co-op. Solo being the key word here. So it’s not glitched.

    • Most people on other forums aren’t reading this correctly.

      It’s clear that you need to do 10 solo trials. The problem is, if you do them in coop first, they glitch. The achievement does not state “Clear 10 Ninja Trials solo. If you have cleared them in coop, they can never count towards your solo count, even if you go back and do them solo.” Based on the wording of the achievement, it does not specify an exact way you must do this. You should not be punished for playing coop, a large feature of the game.

      Why would the achievement lock itself if you beat everything in coop? You should be able to go back and do 10 solo trials and still get the achievement. Hence, glitched.

  3. avatar Swyn

    Whats da latest additional trophies? those secret trophies, there’s 5 of them…

    • Noted and updated in the DLC section. The “Sage” and “Grim Reaper” achievements cannot be earned yet, as of 4/5/12, as DLC Pack #2 hasn’t been released.

      DLC Pack #2 will come with the Scythe weapon for MP, and more trials (like the Claws for Pack #1).

  4. avatar Anonymous

    Where is this pack 2 please … All I see on marketplace is pack 1′s such as leader pack 1 and metal claws and acolyte pack 1 … But no pack 2 … Sry for the noob ness lol

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