Players of Ninja Gaiden 3 can now pick up new items as well as a multiplayer stage. They have been keeping these things coming at a steady pace. Expect another on the 24th.

From the press release:

    Today Team NINJA releases the second downloadable content pack for the gripping Ninja Gaiden 3, which is available at retailers worldwide on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. Players can now download a flurry of DLC items such as the Eclipse Scythe for use in the single player campaign and the Great Scythe for the multiplayer modes.

    Further, new equipment items, a new multiplayer stage and new Ninja Trial packs are available for download. To showcase the new downloadable content, Team NINJA created a new video vignette.

    Players are now able to download the Eclipse Scythe, an additional weapon for Ryu Hayabusa to use in the story mode, as well as a new stage for the online multiplayer mode Clan Battle. All these are available as a free download and can be obtained as an automatic software update for the PlayStation® 3 and as a downloadable Ninja Pack 1 Lite for the Xbox 360®.

    Additionally, players will be able to purchase downloadable content individually—Great Scythe for the multiplayer modes, new Ninja Trial packs for Acolyte, Mentor, Leader, Master difficulties and customization items—or players can purchase the complete set of DLC in Ninja Pack 2.

    In terms of power, there is no match for the scythe aside from the true Dragon Sword. Due to its size, the scythe has a devastating swing arc which will easily cut through hordes of enemies. For larger enemies, and even incendiary shuriken blocks, the scythe will play to Ryu’s advantage in battle.

    With an all new Ultimate Ninja difficulty on the horizon – April 24th – as well as an upcoming DLC pack on May 1st players will be well equipped to master both the real world and the shadow world.