Literally after just posting the announcement trailer, SEGA has today officially unveiled Shinobi, an exclusive release for Nintendo 3DS. Currently in development by Griptonite Games, Shinobi marks the return of the cult-classic series, featuring classic side-scrolling action-platform gameplay that fans have grown to love.
Shinobi tells the story of Jiro Musashi, the leader of the Oboro clan and father of Joe Musashi, the hero of the first iterations of Shinobi. Players will become a true ninja legend by mastering a brand new combo system switching between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks. They will also need to rely on Jiro’s ninja magic to get an advantage over their enemies and get out of tight spots.
“For years the fans have been asking for a new Shinobi,” said Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing of SEGA West. “With Shinobi on Nintendo 3DS we’re able to answer their prayers and bring this legendary series to the next level.”
Due to release later in September 2011, Shinobi incorporates use of the Nintendo 3DS’ StreetPass functionality alongside an assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.