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Published on May 26th, 2011 | by Cameron Woolsey

Shinobi to Make a 3D Comeback

After eight Shinobi-free years SEGA’s original ninja series is making a comeback, this time on the Nintendo 3DS. Honestly, I’d rather have taken a console release but this is looking pretty slick too.

Developed by Griptonite Games, the aptly-named Shinobi returns to the classic 2D hack and slash gameplay, complete with flying shurikens, powerful ninjutsu magic and stylized graphics. It is also now the third game in the franchise to be named ‘Shinobi‘. Let the needless confusion commence!

“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 are able to answer their prayers and bring this legendary series to the next level.”

The new Shinobi tells the tale of Jiro Musashi, leader of the Oboro clan and father to Joe Musashi, the protagonist for the majority of the franchise. The game includes a new combo system which switches between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks.

Shinobi will be released for Nintendo 3DS in September 2011.

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