I contend that one of Square Enix's finest acquisitions in 2009's take-over of Eidos Interactive was the six miniature trained killers of 2009's action-adventure, Mini Ninjas. Soon they will be an animated series, but for now they're an endless runner, and I've missed them so much.
We've not heard much from Hiro and his tiny assassin friends since 2009's Mini Ninjas, which makes sense; you're not supposed to hear ninja. Fans will get a chance to learn that for themselves come June 29, when Square Enix releases Mini Ninjas Adventures, a Kinect-powered fight-fest for Xbox Live arcade.
Square Enix has filed new trademarks in relation to the Mini Ninjas franchise. Which, very quietly, is one of my favourite games of this entire console generation. So this is way more exciting than it should be. [Siliconera]
With at least one potential game of the year exclusively nesting on the Playstation 3 and a price drop under its belt, the PS3 has had a pretty darn good year.
New Halo, new downloadables for Mass Effect, Fallout 3, and Grand Theft Auto, new Forza. It was a pretty good year for Xbox 360 owners.
It looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of Eidos' Mini Ninjas in the future, as film and television production company 4Kids Entertainment becomes the property's global licensing agent.
Strange one, this. Mini Ninjas is, at first glance, clearly aimed at children. Or at least children at heart. Big-eyed characters, cute design. But it was also made by the same guys who did Hitman.
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…
Mini Ninjas' Hiro continues to impress in these latest screens of upcoming adventure Mini Ninjas from Io Interactive.
Eidos has confirmed the three major titles they'll be bringing to E3 2009, featuring three different types of agents of dark justice - small, medium, and Batman.
IO Interactive takes a step away from their popular Hitman franchise to introduce us to an all-new, all-tiny brand of hero, with the announcement of Mini Ninjas.