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Mini Ninjas screenshots inspire sneaking around in an adorable fashion

Posted by: Randy at 4/8/2009 10:54 PM
This fall, the Mini Ninjas will be making a not-so-stealthy debut on 360, PS3, Wii and DS.  Hey, that's how it works when you have the publishing muscle of Warner Bros. backing your venture.  What is WBIE getting for their money?  They're getting an evil, Kuji magic-wielding samurai warlord that's turning innocent forrest animals into malevolent bidden servants.  They're getting a massive army of these creatures, and they're getting a ravaged countryside.  They're also getting a ninja master that's sending his students off, one by one, to disappear as they aim to solve who's behind the craziness.  They're also seeing what happens when that school of ninjas gets down to its last few students:  Hiro (of course he's named "Hiro"), the hammertime Futo, and the musical Suzume.

These screens are pulled from the 360, PS3, and Wii.  And in one gigantic, let's-all-join-hands-and-sing-kumbaya moment, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between them.


Eidos has released new screenshots for their Fall release Title, Mini Ninjas!

 

Into a beautiful, colorful land, a malevolent plan has hatched. The Evil Samurai Warlord has begun to use the ancient art of Kuji Magic to twist innocent forest animals into mindless Samurai warriors to do his bidding. After amassing an army of these soldiers, he sends them forth to terrorize the surrounding countryside.

 

In the far corner of the empire, the Ninja Master sees that something has gone terribly wrong in the world - he knows that the balance of nature has become disturbed, but by what? He does not yet know that his old nemesis has returned, but he knows at least that his sworn oath to protect the balance of nature must be upheld.The Ninja Master chooses his most skilled Ninja to send on the quest to discover the source of the storms. Time passes but there is no word from the Ninja. Again, the Ninja Master chooses another of his best, but again he doesn’t return. Again and again he sends his pupils forth on the mission, but again and again they vanish.

 

Finally, there are only two Ninjas left in the village - and these are the last Ninjas he would ever have considered for such an obviously perilous quest. Hiro, the youngest of all the Ninjas, and his best friend Futo, the largest (and slowest). Hiro has not yet even completed his training, but the urgency is real. The Ninja Master knows that they must be quickly made ready. They must embark on a journey to get to the bottom of this mystery... to find their lost friends... and to confront the Evil Warlord himself in his fortress of doom….

 

In these latest screens from the game, Hiro, and his Ninja colleagues -  the hammer wielding Futo and musical Suzume - battle the Warlord’s samurai minions, within a snowy, mountain filled valley.

 

You will also see the Ninjas conferring with the Tengu, bird-like caretakers of the wilderness temples, hidden away in remote corners of the world.

 

Coming this Fall to the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and DS, featuring a classic Japanese art style, let the training begin for the epic journey that awaits in Mini Ninjas!