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Sega brings back one of the classics, Shinobi.

Posted by: Sean Cahill at 5/26/2011 10:19 PM
Back in the day, Sega had a pretty firm grip on one of the top spots in gaming with great franchises.  Now, one of those franchises is making a return.  Shinobi, which was originally launched on the Sega Master System back in the 1980s, is going to be making a return to handheld gaming.  Teaming up with Nintendo, Shinobi will make a triumphant debut on the Nintendo 3DS, coming in September.  While this is not exactly a shock since Shinobi found its way onto WiiWare as downloadable content, this is a big deal for Sega to get into 3D gaming.  It will be interesting to see how the classic side-scroller turns out on the handheld system.


LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO - (May 26, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced Shinobi™ exclusivelyfor Nintendo 3DS™. Developed by Griptonite Games, Shinobi is the long anticipated return of the fan favorite series and includes the classic side-scrolling action gameplay players have loved since the original. Coming to stores in September 2011, Shinobi introduces several exciting new features such as StreetPass™ and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock.
 
“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.”
 
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.
 
Shinobi will be released for Nintendo 3DS in September 2011.