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Mini Ninjas Announced for Wii and DS

by Francesca DiMola - January 27, 2009, 3:52 pm EST
Total comments: 6 Source: Press Release

Players will control a miniature ninja on his quest to save the world from evil over-sized samurai.

Hitman creators Io Interactive have announced the upcoming release or their newest title, Mini Ninjas for the Wii and DS.

The player will control Hiro, a miniature Ninja who traverses a dangerous world full of evil samurai. He must confront and destroy the samurai warlord in order to restore peace to a world on the "brink of chaos."

Contrary to the name, the case appears to be that Hiro and his party are not actually miniaturized but that their adversaries can be big, really big. Mini Ninjas will make use of a cell shaded graphical art style for the characters and on-screen action. Screenshots of the game suggest that the title is most likely a third-person action game, and while there have been no official confirmations, it appears that players will be able to control characters other the Hiro.

A combination of basic sword mechanics and special skills will comprise the combat system of Mini Ninjas. By tapping into the power of Kuji magic the player will able to utilize the special skills of Hiro's ninja friends, Suzume, Futo, and possible other unnamed companions.

Mini Ninjas is rated E10+ and is dated to release during Q3 2009.

Introducing the world's smallest hero

'No one trips over a mountain; it is the smallest pebble that causes you to stumble'

It is with great pride that Io Interactive unveils their latest videogame creation in a brand new game - MINI NINJAS™, due for release Fall 2009 on NWii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PC Games for Windows(R) and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The game is rated E10+ and will be published by Eidos Interactive Limited and co-published in North America by Eidos, Inc. and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Prepare yourself for a Ninja adventure like you have never seen before! Join Hiro, the smallest hero on the biggest adventure, as he embarks on an epic and electrifying quest to restore harmony to a world on the brink of chaos. Use your skills and mighty Ninja training to battle a magical army of evil Samurai. Harness the power of your Kuji magic and utilise the special skills of your Mini Ninja friends as you travel through a perilous world to reach the final confrontation with the Evil Samurai Warlord in his Fortress of Doom.

"Mini Ninjas represents a truly special game for us," said Niels Jørgensen, General Manager of Io Interactive. "The whole team is very excited about it, because it is unique in so many ways. From the art style to the characters and the depth of the game – Mini Ninjas has that exceptional appeal, which is sure to keep both young and old very entertained."

Visit www.minininjas.com for trailers, screenshots and information.


EnnerJanuary 27, 2009

I-Ninja 2! By the makers of Kane and Lynch and the Hitman series.

I'm curious as how this game will pan out.

KDR_11kJanuary 28, 2009

The Wii/DS platform choice worries me because these two have very little in common. Other than that I wonder if it's a sign of the times that a hardcore violent game maker makes a game "for kids".

Exactly how is this a game for "kids?"

I mean, not that that's a bad thing, but I don't think this game is at all exclusively the province of kids anymore than Wind Waker was, or Goemon.

GoldenPhoenixJanuary 28, 2009

The spiritual successor to Ninja Bread Man!

Quote from: GoldenPhoenix

The spiritual successor to Ninja Bread Man!

Let's... hope not. Besides, Ninja Bread Man is already getting its own sequel.

GoldenPhoenixJanuary 28, 2009

Quote from: Kairon

Quote from: GoldenPhoenix

The spiritual successor to Ninja Bread Man!

Let's... hope not. Besides, Ninja Bread Man is already getting its own sequel.

Kairon buy?

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