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Ninjas: Making the Vita that much better in 2012.

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 9/15/2011 10:02 PM
Let's face it:  Everyone has, at one point in time, wanted to be a ninja.  Now, with the Playstation Vita coming up, Namco Bandai is going to let gamers enjoy that feeling with the release of Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja.  While the title is not finalized, it's clear what the sequel is going to cover.  Promising a deeper storyline, the Vita seems to be getting a hard hitting title, and it couldn't come at a better time.  Vita support seems to be marginal, depending on who you ask.  Considering that the launch is still several months away, though a recent Washington Post news clip suggests that a December 31 release is entirely possible.  Of course, this is in reference to Gamestop and Amazon listing that as the release date, which is probably wishful thinking.

At least there will be ninjas when the Vita comes out.


NAMCO BANDAI GAMES AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES SHINOBIDO 2: TALES OF THE NINJA (working title) FOR THE PLAYSTATION®VITA
 
Ninja Stealth Action From Renowned Ninja Game Pioneer Acquire Corp. and Spike Co. Ltd. Heads to the United States for Launch of Sony’s New Handheld!
 
SAN JOSE, Calif., (September 15, 2011) – Leading video game publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja (working title) for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.  Players will step into the role of Zen, a master ninja, through a thrilling dynamic storyline of betrayal and intrigue.  Zen will find himself scaling sheer walls, leaping across roof tops, sneaking silently towards his prey and expertly dispatching foes with his razor-sharp blade.  Shinodbido 2: Tales of the Ninja (working title) will be available for the launch of the PS®Vita system for North America in 2012.
 
Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja (working title) finds the region of Utakata in the grip of a vicious civil war.  Players will step into the shoes of Zen, betrayed by his companions and left homeless.  Saved by the Asuka Ninja clan, Zen chooses to live the life of a ninja and sets out to find those who wronged him, stopping at nothing to unleash the full impact of his silent and deadly revenge. Zen will use his honed ninja craft to take down enemies with Assassination a unique skill that lets players silently dispose the opposition with satisfying kills.  Using the unique touch screen and panel, players will be able to mimic ninja actions such as throwing shurikens and targeting grapple points.
 
Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja (working title) is developed by ACQUIRE Corp,, renowned developers of the ninja stealth genre and countless smash hits.  For more information on Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja (working title), and other NAMCO BANDAI Games titles, please visit; http://www.namcobandaigames.com or http://www.facebook.com/namcogames.
 
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About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco.
 
About Spike Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Co., Ltd. is a Japan based video game developer and publisher aiming to create extreme entertainment to inspire consumers worldwide using unique marketing methodologies. Spike has published some of the best-selling franchises in Japan, namely Way of the Samurai and Kenka Bancho series. Spike also has extensive experience with the development of console video games, such as Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 for PS3™ and Xbox 360® recently.