Here's something so nutty it might actually have worked: a few years back Sega's Australian studio pitched an idea for a series of remakes called "Sega Reborn", which wouldn't just recreate classic games like Golden Axe and Altered Beast, but somehow tie them into the same, single universe.
There's no doubt that ninja are among the coolest video game characters. They do everything with style; running, jumping, fighting, even breathing. These games—mostly platformers—were able to capture this no matter how limited the hardware capacity was; ninja always look awesome.
Duke Nukem is Sylvester Stallone. Kind of.
It's been a hell of a month for side-scrollers from 20 or more years ago. First Sonic, next Mario and now Shinobi. Joe Musashi is back, on the 3DS. This launch trailer sets up his mission of revenge and shows off what looks like some gyrometer-enabled gameplay. Players will mix a new combo system in with good old…
So, you've held on, 3DS owner. You've maintained ownership Nintendo's stereoscopic handheld despite a software portfolio that's been rough going. When will you be able to play a classic arcade ninja or a beloved, speedy hedgehog, you've cried?! One Japanese publisher has heard you and their answer is soon.
Shinobi isn't just a wonderful throw-back to the classic, painfully hard Shinobi of the 80s, it's also a game with a surprisingly long, surprisingly humorous list of achievements.
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.
If you thought Metal Gear Solid 3DS looked ugly, get a load of what Sega and Griptonite are doing to Shinobi. Maybe they'll look better in 3D?
Sega's side-scrolling ninja game Shinobi and puzzler CRUSH3D, both originally due in September have been pushed. Griptonite's Shinobi is now a November 15 release in North America, with CRUSH3D moving way out to February 21 of next year.
Commenter Kevwood112 worries that we as a community may have lost sight of what it means to be a ninja, which should be a good thing, as you aren't supposed to see them anyway. Let's Speak Up about it.
Game Gear and the Turbografx are coming to the Nintendo 3DS eShop. According to Nintendo, here are the first Game Gear titles, all with a "Summer" release window: Columns, Dragon Crystal, Shinobi, Sonic Drift, Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble.
Ignore that this is a 3D game for Nintendo's latest portable. Ignore that it's been nearly a decade since we've seen a new title staring Joe Musashi. Embrace, instead, the fact that this is a Shinobi that fans of the 1987 side-scrolling arcade game may recognize and could come to love.
If this trailer is legit, Sega's ninja series Shinobi could be heading to the Nintendo 3DS. If it's not, then it won't.
It would appear that the Sonic game with double the Sonic is, in fact, coming to Nintendo 3DS, as already semi-announced by, well, Sega itself. But Shinobi? Well, that's good news too. Thanks, Nintendo Power magazine!
The first batch of downloadable Sega Genesis games for the PC has hit Steam, giving gamers a new way to spend $2.99 apiece on games like Ecco the Dolphin, Vectorman, and Sonic 3D Blast.
"Hard" in gaming is relative. What I might think is easy, you might think is not. What you might consider a piece of cake, I may find impossible.
This weekend's post about the Wii Virtual Console version of Revenge of Shinobi swapping a bubblegum pink "Spider-Man" for the copyright offending blue and red version in the Genesis original reminded me of the changes made to the XBLA Shinobi.