Ninja Issen TGS 2021 Online trailer, screenshots – Gematsu
Publisher CFK and developer Asteroid-J have released the Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online trailer for Ninja Issen, a “cyberpunk hyper ninja action adventure” first announced in September 2020.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Ninja Issen is a retro-style ninja platformer that features a variety of hyper action, one-versus-many battles, and dynamic boss fights. Paying homage to the ninja games of the classic 8-bit and 16-bit eras, Ninja Issen will be full of ninjas, robots, neon lights, and a dark atmosphere that overwhelms the streets of the future metropolis.
You will be Kiba, a rogue ninja who was falsely accused of assassinating the grand master of his clan. In his desperate fight to escape from other ninjas trying to avenge his crime, Kiba suddenly finds himself in the middle of the world he has never seen.
In Ninja Issen, you will always encounter one-versus-many battles in which you must use everything to survive. The enemies come in many types and designs, large in number and ready to strike wherever you go.
Fortunately, Kiba is a seasoned and skillful ninja who can overcome dangers ahead of him. Use Kiba’s weapons and abilities to cut down rushing enemies, and explore the future metropolis.
- Katana – Kiba’s main weapon which is highly effective in close combat.
- Shuriken – Used for long-range attack and to deflect enemy projectile.
- Teleport – Kiba can teleport by throwing his katana to the spot he wishes to reach. Use it to jump between high structures and pass through traps like a pro ninja.
Combine Kiba’s weapons and skills to make your own ninja fighting style.
Each stage will have a boss that features unique patterns and gimmicks. As Kiba, you will need to find out how to withstand their threatening attacks, and achieve victory in the end.
When the boss’ remaining HP reaches a certain point, the battle will move on to phase two, where it will show new and fiercer attacks. In some of the boss battles you can destroy parts of the bosses, after which slight changes may occur in their patterns.
Ninja Issen is due out for Switch and PC via Steam in 2021.
Watch the trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.