Shinobi 3DS, Griptonite's
reboot of Sega's classic ninja platformer series, is still on track for its revised November release date. From the looks of this new gameplay trailer,
Griptonite appears to have been spending the extra time watching videos of the
series-defining Genesis titles on double-speed – then making sure the new game
plays like that, all the time.
Past Shinobi re-launches
– notably Overworks' third-person PS2 slasher – attempted to update the series
with all manners of futuristic trappings and perspective-shifts. But
Griptonite's keeping things old-school, as evidenced by this trailer – which
highlights a wealth of maneuvers, all of them lifted wholesale from the series'
heyday. The game also eschews touch-screen controls, leaving 3DS players no
alternative but to prepare for a good old-fashioned dose of Sega Wrist. Think
it'll be worth the strain?
Sep 8, 2011