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A New Hero Emerges from the Shadows…

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Shadow of the Ninja– Reborn: Out in Spring 2024


How does that one quote go? What’s hidden in the shadows must always come to light?!

Well, we’re shining a bright light on the release of the brand new remake of the 1990 classic, Shadow of the Ninja– coming to modern consoles with a ton of new features, graphics and music! Following on the heels of last year’s hit title, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, which sold more than 150,000 units worldwide, this is the fourth 16-bit style remake from TENGO PROJECT. 

Returning after 33 years, this trailblazer in ninja action games was originally released on the Japanese Nintendo Family Computer by Natsume Inc. in 1990. At the time, it was one of the most polished Family Computer action games and rated as one of the best two-player coop games. It’s safe to say that Shadow of the Ninja solidified Natsume’s reputation as a master of action games. 

Legendary two-player simultaneous action! 

You and a friend can choose between the ninjas Hayate and Kaede, and work together to defeat challenging enemies!

Incredibly detailed pixel art quality! 

The commitment to the 16-bit-style pixel art that was so highly acclaimed in our previous title, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, will be on display again! Enjoy the carefully crafted pixel art that definitely breathes life into the game.

Iku Mizutani, the star composer who helped create the iconic Natsume sound, is back on board!  

Mr. Mizutani, who created the Natsume soundtrack for the original version of this title as well as the Shatterhand and Medarot series, has been confirmed for this new project. Classic gamers and fans of Mr. Mizutani will find delight in his renowned guitar riffs and fast-paced 16-bit melodies! 

Dynamic Production is once again taking on the visuals! 

As with the 90s original, the key visuals and character illustrations will be handled by Dynamic Production. 


Meet our favorites from the Ryuuha Shippu Shinobi clan…


The Ryuuha Shippu shinobi clan has lived in the shadows since ancient times. Hayate is a young warrior being groomed as a future leader. His skills as a ninja are honed to perfection, but his hot-headed ways can sometimes lead him into perilous trouble… 


A young ninja from the same clan as Hayate. She’s cool. She’s composed. And she’s quick to set Hayate straight when he loses his head!



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