“Shinobi” joins the SEGA Ages line on Nintendo Switch; launch trailer released

SEGA has released their arcade classic Shinobi as part of their SEGA Ages line on the Nintendo Switch, which you can pick up on the Japanese eShop for ¥999 (that’s about $9).

SEGA has also released a launch trailer for SEGA Ages Shinobi which highlights some of the game’s extra features. These include an “Ages Mode” which allows you to play as a powered-up Joe Musashi, making the game a bit easier. While I’d normally say “suck it up and git gud”, I also remember how hard the Mandara boss was in the arcade original, so no judgement from me this time.

You can watch the SEGA Ages Shinobi launch trailer and read up on the game’s features below.

Additional Options Unique to Sega Ages

The Sega Ages version of Shinobi also includes the western version of the game. Additionally, difficulty settings and the ability to select your favorite stages have also been implemented, allowing you to practice the stages you have trouble with.

Furthermore, for players aiming for the “Shinobi Bonus” obtained by clearing the stage without using any shuriken, the “Melee Attack” button can also be added. “HD Rumble” is also supported.

“Screen Mode” has also been updated. In addition to the familiar “Fit” and “Vintage” options, a new “Cabinet” option has been implemented. This option even reproduces the noise of the arcade, so you can get a sense of what playing at a game center feels like.

This pile of bitch is Mandara


Arcade Mode

A mode that reproduces the original arcade version. Depending on the settings, you can also use the Sega Ages-original feature “Rewind” to practice. (This is similar to the “Helper” feature in Sega Ages Gain Ground.)

Ages Mode

This is a special mode for players who find Arcade Mode too difficult to be able to enjoy the game. In this mode, you control white-robed Joe Musashi from The Revenge of Shinobi. White-robed Musashi is in a constant powered-up state with high attack power, and it takes two hits to kill him instead of one. The Rewind feature can also be used in this mode.

Images of Marilyn Monroe have been replaced with slightly less attractive Altered Beast art


Other familiar Sega Ages features such as “Leaderboards” to compete for the high score against other players online in the arcade version, and a “Replay” feature have also been implemented.

Source: Gematsu

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