The rumors are true! Sega's Shinobi franchise is making its return this fall with the cleverly titled Shinobi 3DS. Not a port or a remake, the title is being built from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS with developer Griptonite Games at the helm.
I recently jumped, slashed, and ninja magic-ed my way through the game's first stage, giving me an early peek at what's in store for our brave, portable shinobi. It apparently involves an enormous robot shark, at some point. Have I got your attention yet?
Shinobi 3DS (Nintendo 3DS)
It's been awhile since we've seen a Shinobi game, and rather than try to reinvent the classic, Sega's aiming more at a modernization of some core concepts. The idea is to keep the classic Shinobi feel and gameplay -- the side-scrolling action combat and platforming -- with a host of gameplay twists and features for a new generation.
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