If you want to watch the same game that we played, check out the Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2: Lost Memories Video Review. Weres also re-reviewing the first game, but you can watch that video over here. If you want the game on the iPhone or iPad, check out our page and we will let you know when the Shinobido iPhone/iPad game release date has been announced.
Theres a reason this game never came to fruition; Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen offers a solid ninja game that genuinely attempts to create something new within its setting. Its also the only other ninja game that attempted to come up with new, original gameplay rather than just update an existing one, with an emphasis on stealth and tactics rather than the old school rush-rush-rush beat-em-up-style game.
Much like Shinobido: Way of the Ninja, the next ninja game in the Shinobido series is going to change the way you look at the genre. That is, as long as the original game is any indication. Its the only ninja game to tie its entire gameplay around the concept of the ninja, with a new level of complexity and sophistication. Which is exactly why the beta you receive right now is so much better than previous games in the series.
The Shinobido series already has a fairly well-established blueprint for making a ninja game. Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen takes a different approach to the formula, and Shinobido: Way of the Ninja takes things one step further.
After a tumultuous development cycle, it seems that Shinobido: Way of the Ninja will finally be available to the public on the PSP. The game was originally meant to be a PlayStation 2 game, but after the original developer took it in a different direction, Shinobido: Way of the Ninja was turned into a PlayStation Portable game.
the game is a standalone release outside the well-established ninja-themed franchises. it might inject a little bit more excitement by having the freedom to develop something a little different. poetic license is something these tired games could use. however, the staunch representation of a classical ninja dictates otherwise. let’s see how shinobido: way of the ninja fares.
shinobido has the player take the role of an amnesiac ninja who wakes to find himself lying on the bank of an unfamiliar river. in fact, everything is unfamiliar, as the man finds that he can no longer remember his identity and has no memory of his life or situation up until the point of his regaining consciousness. finding only a sword lying next to him on the ground, the man stumbles across an isolated and seemingly derelict shack, only to have an arrow shoot past his head and lodge itself into the shacks outer wall. startled, the man scans the trees and undergrowth surrounding him, but then notices a letter attached to the arrow. the letter states that the person who wrote it is simply a concerned bystander, and further identifies the amnesiac man as goh, a ninja of the asuka clan, which was wiped out the previous day. the letter informs goh that his memories and soul have somehow been stolen and placed within eight mystical stones which were scattered during the initial attack on the asuka ninjas village, and then further scattered by people who have located and claimed the stones. is a stealth video game developed by acquire and released for the playstation 2 in 2005.
i don’t think any of us knew what to expect from the shinobido: way of the ninja game. we were definitely surprised by its final result, especially as we didn’t expect this kind of a game to be released by a big studio like acquire. they released their first game more than 10 years ago and we still see quite a lot of them, a lot of games that are even worse than shinobido: way of the ninja. we all expected much more from this game.