I love Shinobi, the original 1987 arcade game, more than almost any other video game created since. Yes, I'm serious. So I'm probably atypically excited that Joe Musashi from Sega's arcade classic is unlockable in Griptonite's Shinobi for 3DS.

Sure, it's just a skin unlocked via the Nintendo 3DS' StreetPass wireless feature, but the other reason I'm hopeful for Shinobi 3DS is that it's actually quite good. I played a small chunk of the game at this year's Gamescom and found it surprisingly deep and well-designed. So consider me signed up, but with the understanding that we're going to get another Shinobi game for consoles soon, OK?


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