Natsume Atari Inc. and ININ Games have just announced a new installment in the Shadow of the Ninja franchise. Following in the footsteps of their recent remake Pocky & Rocky, which sold more than 150,000 units worldwide, this is the fourth 16-bit remake from Tengo Project. Shadow of the Ninja: Reborn will be available on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series S/X, and Steam worldwide in spring 2024.
here’s an overview what we to expect by ININ.
About Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn
This trailblazer in ninja action games is returning after 33 years. The original title was released on the Japanese Nintendo Family Computer by Natsume Inc. in 1990. At the time, it was one of the most polished Family Computer action games and rated as one of the best two-player coop games. It was also the first of a series of titles that solidified Natsume’s reputation as a master of action games.
Released as SHADOW OF NINJA in North America and BLUE SHADOW in Europe, this classic is finally returning in a completely new production.
Legendary two-player simultaneous action!
The acclaimed 2D ninja action side-scroller with simultaneous two player gameplay returns in this new remake. Choose between the male or female character and work together to defeat challenging enemies.
Incredibly detailed pixel art quality!
The commitment to the 16-bit-style pixel art that was so highly acclaimed in our previous title, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, will be on display again in this latest release. Enjoy the carefully crafted pixel art as it brings the game to life!
Iku Mizutani, the star composer who helped create the iconic Natsume sound, is back on board!
Mr. Mizutani, who created the Natsume soundtrack for the original version of this title as well as the Shatterhand and Medarot series, has been confirmed for this new project. Classic gamers will find delight in his renowned guitar riffs and fast-paced 16-bit melodies!
Dynamic Production is once again taking on the visuals!
As with the 90s original, the key visuals and character illustrations will be handled by Dynamic Production.
Exhibition at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2023!
We will be exhibiting at the Tokyo Game Show 2023, which will run from September 23 to September 24 at Makuhari Messe. Visitors to our booth will be able to test play the game before anyone else.
Introduction of Playable Characters:
The Ryuuha Shippu shinobi clan has lived in the shadows since ancient times. Hayate is a young warrior being groomed as a future leader. His skills as a ninja are honed to perfection, but his hot-headed ways can sometimes lead him into perilous trouble…
A young ninja from the same clan as Hayate, the Ryuuha Shippu. As Hayate’s senior, she is cool and composed, and is quick to reprove Hayate when he loses his head.