Eidos introduces us to the least-mini of the Mini Ninjas, Futo, with the stirring story of the love that forms between a young overweight child and his sledgehammer.

Futo is of course the powerhouse of Mini Ninjas' trio of characters, which in video game terms means he is slow but powerful. He (literally) rounds out the group, with Hiro as the all-around ninja and female Suzume filling the role of agile yet weaker character. A little formulaic, perhaps, but sometimes sticking with tradition is the best course. This is why today's ninja only shred with electric guitars manufactured before 1980.

Mini Ninjas is due out in September.