Sega sent over a press release with a small stack of assets announcing the return of a classic franchise that a lot of old fans have been begging for. Shinobi will be coming back this fall. And it's headed to the Nintendo 3DS.
Shinobi is due out in September of this year.
Here's a bit from the release:
“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.
Sega was also kind enough to send us an announcement trailer as well as a bunch of in-game screenshots. Check it out!