Sega and Griptonite bringing the classic back in a big way

Sega has now fully revealed the return of the classic franchise Shinobi. The game, which is due out this September is a re-imagining of the game but it’s no remake or port, it’s an entirely new game for the new system and it’s being developed by Griptonite games.


The classic side-scrolling action of the game is presented in all new 2.5D graphics. Shinobi tells the story of Jiro Musashi, the leader of the Oboro clan and father of Joe Musashi, the hero of the first iterations of Shinobi. There’s a new combo system in the game which will have you switching up between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks. 3DS features include the inclusion of StreetPass, but it’s not yet known exactly what they’ll entail. Sega has released the first trailer of the game showing the ninja action in motion.

Shinobi is out this September only for the Nintendo 3DS.