Nintendo DS Visits Ninjatown


Once again proving that ninjas and videogames are a can’t-miss combination, SouthPeak Games has announced an ingenious new game for the DS titled Ninjatown. Developed by Venan Entertainment and based on the plush toy line from Shawnimals, Ninjatown is a top-down action-strategy game set in the peaceful village of, well… Ninjatown of course, where ninjas of all shapes, colors and occupations (they do more than just sneak in the shadows and kill you know, as Business Ninja will attest to) live out their lives. One day, however, Mr. Demon and his army of evil minions seek out to destroy Ninjatown, which leaves you in charge of commanding all the different ninjas to defend the village.

“We are excited to bring the designer toy scene into the world of videogames,” said Melanie Mroz, Executive VP of Southpeak. “The cultures of both are already heavily intertwined, and we felt the style of Ninjatown and its fanbase made it a perfect fit for the DS.”

“I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to make a game based on Ninjatown, because all of my creations are heavily influenced by my life playing and working in games,” said Shawn Smith, Shawnimals creator and former editor at Electronic Gaming Monthly.

“We’ve worked closely with Shawn to develop the right game mechanic for the world of Ninjatown, now I look forward to working closely with him and SouthPeak over the next year to make an amazing game for Nintendo DS,” added Brandon Curiel, CEO of Venan Entertainment.

Ninjatown will be releasing sometime in fall 2008. Watch this debut trailer to start getting acquainted with your soon-to-be ninja pals

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