Ninja Gaiden 3 Online Pass Problems Fixed

You might have heard that Ninja Gaiden 3 is being absolutely eviscerated by critics, at least in early reviews. Our review will be up shortly, and I can assure you it will not contain an outlier opinion on the game‘s overall quality. If you’re on the fence, an early sign of the game’s issues for anyone who hasn’t picked it up might be the news that the online pass required to access multiplayer was broken. Thousands of purchasers fired up their copy and entered the pass code only to learn that it doesn’t work. Oops.

Fortunately, Team Ninja quickly acknowledged the problem on their Facebook page in a statement posted earlier this afternoon. “We are aware of the issue with the Online Pass for Ninja Gaiden 3 and are working to resolve the issue,” the statement says. “For those of you with the PlayStation 3 version of the game, the online pass will be redeemable by 4pm Pacific time. For those of you with the Xbox 360 version, we are currently working with Microsoft to resolve the issue and we will keep you updated. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this matter.

Both problems should now be fixed. I can at least verify that is the case with the Xbox version of the game. But what about it, PS3 owners? Is it working for you? let us know in comments, along with your thoughts about the game.

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6 Comments on Ninja Gaiden 3 Online Pass Problems Fixed


On March 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

No it has yet to work for me and I got the Collector’s Edition of Ninja Gaiden 3 and it is past 4pm PST here!

Tony C

On March 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Same here. No codes work. Bought collector’s edition. It is 1:50 AM 03/21/22


On March 21, 2012 at 5:07 am

i got the collectors edition to but i cant even find mine unless its the DOA vouchers the same code but that dosent work even


On March 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

Nope. PS3 owner of NG3 CE, and I don’t even think it was included. Many are assuming that it’s part of the DoA Premium voucher, put that can’t be confirmed because the voucher is still “Invalid” when trying to redeem it.

No word yet from Team Ninja. But some fans on Team Ninja’s FaceBook page are suggesting (and some with results) we contact Tecmo via email asking for both codes.

The question comes to mind, “Why? The game’s in my hand, the voucher as well… and I still can’t use them completely? Then why do I even have it RIGHT NOW?”

-Will (947am, PST)


On March 21, 2012 at 11:37 am

hey Aaron, where is the online pass located for the collectors edition, i have it too, i went onto the facebook of Team Ninja and they said they are still working on the collectors edition for DOA 5 but i cant find my online pass for ninja gaiden 3, only the code for DOA 5


On April 7, 2013 at 6:41 am

its still not working