Co-publishers Natsume Atari and ININ Games plus developer Tengo Project announced a delay for Shadow of the Ninja Reborn.
The new arcade remake will forgo its previously planned spring release for one a bit later, sometime this summer.
Shadow of the Ninja Reborn will launch for PC (via Steam), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5. Languages supported include: Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Here’s a rundown on the remake, plus a new comparison trailer:
This trailblazer in ninja action games is returning after 33 years.
The original title was released on the Japanese Nintendo Family Computer by Natsume Inc. in 1990. At the time, it was one of the most polished Family Computer action games and rated as one of the best two-player coop games. It was also the first of a series of titles that solidified Natsume’s reputation as a master of action games.
Released as SHADOW OF NINJA in North America and BLUE SHADOW in Europe, this classic is finally returning in a completely new production.
- Legendary two-player simultaneous action – The acclaimed 2D ninja action side-scroller with simultaneous two player gameplay returns in this new remake. Choose between the male or female character and work together to defeat challenging enemies.
- Incredibly detailed pixel art quality – The commitment to the 16-bit-style pixel art that was so highly acclaimed in our previous title, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, will be on display again in this latest release. Enjoy the carefully crafted pixel art as it brings the game to life!
- Iku Mizutani, the star composer who helped create the iconic Natsume sound, is back on board – Mr. Mizutani, who created the Natsume soundtrack for the original version of this title as well as the Shatterhand and Medarot series, has been confirmed for this new project. Classic gamers will find delight in his renowned guitar riffs and fast-paced 16-bit melodies!
- Dynamic Production is once again taking on the visuals – As with the 90s original, the key visuals and character illustrations will be handled by Dynamic Production.