Leaked Shinobi Teaser – Sort Of

A teaser trailer for the new 3DS Shinobi game has been leaked, sort of…
At least half of it has leaked and unfortunately for us it doesn’t give much away. The trailer suspiciously cuts off abruptly just before the good stuff, almost making me believe that the ‘leak’ could be just another marketing ploy.

The only thing we can take from this short trailer is that they know their Shinobi history! Well, that’s a good start I suppose.

Sega, who usually refuse to comment on leaks, said that they ‘had no comment’… but added: “Keep your eyes open for something official coming your way later this week.”


More Shinobi on the Horizon?

Someone over at Neogaf has uncovered some pretty interesting news! In this profile for Branden Brushett, one of the environment artist at developer Griptonite Games, he lists Shinobi 3DS as one of the games he has worked on.

Under Brandens Experiences, the top listed experience is;
’Shinobi 3DS, and an Unannounced title’

Pretty cool right? Well, maybe… Looking at Griptonite’s track record I wouldn’t blame any Shinobi fan for hopping off the hype train. They’re a license game developer first and foremost.

But all hope is not lost. MOST of their games are ‘me too’ games which come out along side bigger, higher budget titles. Could this mean there is a Shinobi revival on the horizon? I sure hope so, but if this turns out to be the only upcoming Shinobi game, can I have permission to be pissed off?

A lot of Sega fans have a soft spot for Shinobi and to see the series in the hands of Griptonite who have a very mixed, lower end track record is a bit of a worry. I hope Sega knows what they are getting themselves into if this turns out to be a horrible decisions like the atrocious reboot of Golden Axe… Here’s hoping for a fantastic Shinobi game both from these guys and a HD of the Shinobi series!

[Credit to: Superannuation]