GungHo Online Entertainment has confirmed that Ninjala‘s release on Nintendo Switch has been delayed.
This decision has been made in response to COVID-19 shutdowns having an impact on the game’s development process.
“Ninjala is near completion, but we are significantly limited in how quickly we can work to test and finalise the game when we cannot be in the same room,” explains GungHo Online Entertainment president and CEO Kazuki Morishita.
“Although we are working hard to launch Ninjala and release it to our fans, the health and safety of our employees is paramount. We apologise to our Ninjala fans who were eagerly anticipating its launch, and we ask for your understanding as we work to bring you the best game we can in this additional month.”
In Ninjala, you play as a modern-day ninja who is challenged to take part in the Ninjala tournament, using Ninja-Gum to blow bubbles that can be hurled at your enemies and having the chance to craft your weapons.
Without the need for a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, you will participate in Battle Royale-style matches against up to eight players.
Whoever earns the most points during each match will be declared the winner, which are scored by defeating your opponents, obtaining items, destroying drones positioned across the stage, and more.
You can even earn extra points by taking down your opponents with an IPPON, that are described as impressive finishing techniques.
There’s also a cooperative mode where you can team up with your friends to battle it out in 4-on-4 team matches, where you must work to secure more points than your opposition.
Your avatar can also be customised with costumes and accessories from unique fashion brands that can be combined as you wish to create a style that’s all your own.
Ninjala will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 24th June 2020.