Easy mode in NG is hard, you are not supposed to put higher difficulty to get a challenge,
Plus, there's so many cutscenes now in NG that it makes MGS4 look like call of duty
If you intend to play NG3 on the higher difficulties, then it'll still retain a high level of challenge as Hayashi already stated. As for easier difficulties, unless you intend to play them why give a ****? NGS2 had Ninja Dog which was ridiculously easy. If you intend to play it on easy with the same level of difficulty as NG and NG2 on normal(/acolyte or whatever) then just start NG3 on the difficulty level above. Also all we've been shown of NG3 is the first level and it seemed to have a pretty similar number of scenes as NG2. Also, you know, you could just skip them. Or watch them and try to enjoy it, God knows the story can't possibly be as bad as the first two.
Let people with a casual interest in the game have an easier normal mode, it really doesn't matter at all if you want a challenge as you can start on a harder difficulty, and whining about it really doesn't make you look like a hardcore badass at all anyway.
always ninja gaiden for me even though i love both, devil may cry still has sitting duck ai most of the time, NG has balance of both, ai dont do nothing most the time. --- White folks "Resident Evil 5 and Metal gear Solid 4 was a western game you fools!!!"
Ninja Gaiden 3. There aren't too many radical changes (to Ryu...) other than no shop and QTE introductions. Where the hell are people getting information that the game will be easier? The developers have already stated in interviews that the game is still tailored towards the hardcore fans.