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Noted handheld game developer Griptonite Games (Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, Where the Wild Things Are) is developing Shinobi for Nintendo's 3DS, the first new game in the classic series in eight years.

Frank Cifaldi, Contributor

May 26, 2011

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Noted handheld game developer Griptonite Games (Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, Where the Wild Things Are) is developing Shinobi for Nintendo's 3DS, the first new game in the classic series in eight years. Unlike the series' more recent 3D outings, the latest game -- simply titled Shinobi -- will be a side-scrolling game, like the arcade games that kicked off the franchise in the late 1980s. The game will, according to Sega, feature a "brand new combo system switching between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks," and will take advantage of the StreetPass function of the Nintendo 3DS. Including its spin-offs and portable iterations, this will be the twelfth title in the Shinobi series that dates back to the 1987 original arcade game. The last two games in the series, Shinobi and Nightshade, were published for Sony's PlayStation 2 in 2002 and 2003, respectively. The new Shinobi [YouTube trailer] is scheduled to ship this September.

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Frank Cifaldi is a freelance writer and contributing news editor at Gamasutra. His past credentials include being senior editor at 1UP.com, editorial director and community manager for Turner Broadcasting's GameTap games-on-demand service, and a contributing author to publications that include Edge, Wired, Nintendo Official Magazine UK and GamesIndustry.biz, among others. He can be reached at [email protected].

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