Namco Ships I-Ninja
games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today its
character-based action adventure game, I-Ninja,
has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide. The game,
available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, is
rated T for Teen and carries an MSRP of $49.99. I-Ninja
will also ship for the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox® videogame
system from Microsoft in early December.
He may be small in stature, but not in attitude, said Jon Kromrey,
Senior Producer at Namco Hometek Inc. Ninja is the ultimate
warrior--defying gravity at every turn, slicing and dicing enemies
and sharpening his ninja skillsall in the pursuit of kicking bad
I-Ninja offers an adrenaline-charged action
adventure experience in beautifully rendered environments; each
specifically designed to challenge the rookie protagonist, Ninja,
and his unique abilities. With a small, earthlike planet called
The World as his backdrop, Ninja travels from beaches to mountains
and beyond, earning new Ninja belts, recovering lost relics and
facing his ultimate nemesis.
Throughout the course of his travels, Ninja fights a host of
fearsome enemies and overcomes a variety of obstacles as he attempts
to outwit guardians, masters, mini bosses and evil army henchmen.
Challenging the powers of gravity, Ninja grinds rails, hovers long
distances with a sword-copter, utilizes powerful chains and grapple
hooks, runs on walls and performs other slick ninja moves to
traverse and succeed in any situation.
With a combination of high-end CGI graphics and meticulous
hand-painted environments, renowned animated filmmakers Don Bluth
and Gary Goldman of Don Bluth Films, Inc., created and directed six
cinematic movies for I-Ninja, including the
opening and closing. Famous for bringing memorable characters to
life in the animated film world, the duos work includes The Secret
of N.I.M.H.; An American Tail, a collaboration with Steven
Spielberg; Universal Pictures A Land Before Time; All Dogs Go to
Heaven, the hit animated musical Anastasia and much more.
By: Jared Black