Ninja Gaiden 3 wasn’t well-received on other platforms, which does make the Wii U version a hard sell. But Yosuke Hayashi of Team Ninja has admitted that they did leave out “some of the things the series was well-known for” in the original version. With that awareness, he’s hopeful for the Wii U version:
We had this opportunity to put those hardcore aspects back in. It’s kind of the hardcore fan package of Ninja Gaiden 3.
I’m curious to see how drastic (or minimal) the changes are. Team Ninja has a great opportunity to redeem themselves, so hopefully they don’t waste it.