Last Updated on January 28, 2024
Pre-orders have opened for the Limited and Collector’s Editions of the upcoming remake Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn!
After 33 years, experience a revamped 16-bit style, an improved combat system, a BRAND-NEW level, and an epic soundtrack by the one and only, Iku Mizutani!
This trailer compares Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn with the original NES version:
Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn lands physically on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 for €29.99 and digitally on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC Steam for €19.99 this Summer, 2024.
Pre-orders of the Limited and Collector’s Editions are available now at Strictly Limited Games. Fans can also wishlist on Steam today, while the Retail Edition will soon be listed on iningames.com.
What is Shadow of the Ninja?
Regarded as one of the best two-player co-op games for the Nintendo Family Computer (NES) in the early 90s, Shadow of the Ninja (also known as Blue Shadow in Europe and Australia) propelled NatsumeAtari and TENGO PROJECT into becoming one of action gaming’s greats.
SNES-style visual refinements
In this thrilling action-adventure platformer, you will use your striking katana, as well as the acrobatic finesse of a ninja to face the advance of powerful enemies. Our fearless heroes, Hayate and Kaede have undergone a major visual upgrade from their original 8-bit models.
From the deadly foes to the no-less deadly stages, every part of this title has been faithfully remade in stunning high-quality SNES-like graphics.
This remake brings back Iku Mizutani, the star composer who helped create the iconic Natsume sound and renowned tracks for various NES games.
Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn also features:
- An Arsenal of Deadly Weapons: Caltrops, shuriken, and more! Departing from the NES original, Hayate and Kaede will have an expanded variety of weaponry!
- Jungle of Concrete and Steel: Five completely recreated stages featuring devious traps and challenging platform puzzles. Plus, a 6th entirely new stage!
- Two Ninjas are Better Than One: Grab a friend and get ready for the critically acclaimed couch co-op!
- A Fresh New Look: Beautiful modern in-game sprite art as a faithful update to the 8-bit original!
- Bringin’ It Back to the 90s: Feast your eyes on the key visuals and characters illustrated by Dynamic Productions, the same remarkable illustrators of the original 90s title!
- A Star-Studded, Rockin’ Soundtrack: Play along with the legendary Hiroshi Iwatsuki and Iku Mizutani’s electrifying guitar riffs and fast-paced retro melodies.
Keep an eye on the ININ Games website for further deails on this release.