Bloody but Effective

Fans of the PS One era will likely have fond memories of the stealthy ninja title Tenchu. Developed by Acquire, it was a ground-breaking title that had gamers sneaking into fortified villages to assassinate clan leaders by any means necessary. The nonlinear levels allowed for the freedom to infiltrate the villages by whatever path one desired and at the time of the games release, it ‘wowed’ gamers with its fully featured environments and brutal silent melee kills.

While Acquire eventually lost the rights to the Tenchu series to From Software – where the series rapidly declined – they went on to develop a PS2 title called Shinobido: Way of the Ninja, and while it featured new characters, it was very much a title in the same vein as Tenchu was before it, so much so, that many considered it to be a semi-sequel as well. A lacklustre PSP title was soon developed afterwards, and then the Shinobido series was laid to rest, before it ever saw light of day on North American shores.

Well, all of that is about to change, as Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja is now in development by Acquire and Spike for PS Vita and while the details are still scarce, we do know that the game will follow a young ninja named Zen, who is hell-bent on revenge, and that the game will also feature branching storylines, that depending on player actions, will lead to multiple endings.

Move like a bird, sting like a bee

Little else is known about the game, but rest assured that any new information that slices our way, will be found right here on VitaGamr.