Scrolling ninja brawler Sengoku 3 returns on PS4, Xbox One and Switch

Cowboy protagonist sadly retired

Hamster have dropped another classic SNK arcade title onto modern-day platform as part of their ever-expanding Neo Geo ACA range. This time, however, we’ve gone beyond the 1990s, with scrolling brawler Sengoku 3.

Originally released in 2001, in the final, never-say-die embers of the arcade scene, Sengoku 3 ignores the story of its predecessors to present a more traditional tale of warring ninja clans. One or two players can choose from a selection of heroes, each with their own stats and fighting styles, before proceeding through three levels packed to the brim with sword-wielding foes, fan-tossing femme fatales and umm… venomous toads.

As a more modern take of the brawler genre, the game features multiple attack patterns as well as dash attacks, projectiles and a selection of special moves. Clever chaining of these attacks can also produce long, room-clearing combos.

Sengoku 3 is available worldwide on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and in Japan on PS4, priced at $8.

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