This. Is. SHINOBI!

Sega's original ninja returns exclusively for Nintendo 3DS

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The drought of ass-kickin%26rsquo; ninja sidescrollers is nearly over, people. It took almost a decade, but Sega%26rsquo;s finally done the right thing and announced the a brand new Shinobi game, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS.

And it looks as if the House of Sonic%26rsquo;s learned a thing or too since 2003%26rsquo;s PS2 misfire. What%26rsquo;s that? A 2D Shinobi game displayed in 3D?! Oh goodness, it feels nine-year-old me isbeing tickled%26hellip; Sega Geeks: Prepare to have your nostalgia rod dutifully serviced.

Shinobi%26rsquo;s one of the most underrated series known to gamedom, and as much as I%26rsquo;d like to rattle off a brief history of the series, Sega%26rsquo;s new trailer does a damned fine job of showing you Joe Musashi%26rsquo;s proud legacy throughout the years.

Technically, this new 3DS is a prequel starring the original Shinobi protag%26rsquo;s father, Jiro Musashi. But seriously, would you have been able to discern that if I hadn%26rsquo;t just told you? Looks like another one of those respectful %26ldquo;return to form%26rdquo; treatments Sega%26rsquo;s so big on these days, and that%26rsquo;s goddamn good enough for me. Now lemme see that bonus level, dawg!

May 26, 2011


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