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Atomic Ninjas storm PS3, PS Vita later this year

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Hello everybody! This is Jakub from Grip Games! We’re the folks behind 5-in-1 Arcade Hits, The Impossible Game and Foosball 2012. And after being locked up in our top secret underground lab (A.K.A. the garage) for some time, we’re back with our newest creation – Atomic Ninjas for PS3 and PS Vita.

So, what’s this all about, you ask? Atomic Ninjas is 2.5D multiplayer platformer with ninjas. You will control super-powered ninjas in frantic online matches against other players, with tonnes of charm and humor. If the Fat Princess and Crash Commando had a child, it would be Atomic Ninjas (though that idea is a bit disturbing, no?).

While the game relies on traditional jumping and shooting mechanics, you will be unable to directly kill other players. Instead, you must outsmart and outflank your opponents and kill them using various environmental hazards and obstacles, such as lava pits, laser beams, traps, moving platforms, falling crates, etc. Don’t forget that these are Atomic Ninjas… something as banal as a katana between the ribs won’t do the trick anymore!

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Each one of the game’s seven arenas is like a playfield with an infinite number of possibilities to eliminate the competition. There are pick-ups, crates, lifts, air vents, levers, ninja-launchers, hiding spots and traps for you to experiment with. The most malicious players will be the most successful ones. Atomic Ninjas is not just about twitch reflexes, but also about malevolent creativity, playfulness and exploring the game’s possibilities.

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We have a plenty of game modes in the bag for you, like Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt and many others, including team-based competitions. Each ninja will be able to use super-powers, such as invisibility, flying, or telekinesis, to add another tactical layer to the matches.

But there is also a lot of humor that is typical of our games. The game’s graphics are bright and colourful, boasting a “blocky” visual style and comical presentation, mixed with slapstick brutality.

Split-screen multiplayer matches and single-player offline matches against bots are also supported. Players on PlayStation 3 will be able to play against players on PlayStation Vita and save files will be automatically synchronised between the two systems if you are using the same PSN account.

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Atomic Ninjas will be released exclusively for PlayStation Network this summer.

I hope you are going to enjoy Atomic Ninjas just as much as we do! Check our website, Facebook or Twitter for a stream of new content and information about Atomic Ninjas. We will also keep posting new updates here on the PlayStation Blog. See you soon!

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Hmm, seems okay. But to be honest, I’d have prefered to see The Showdown Effect coming to the Vita.

ThreeWallzz 16 May, 2013 @ 6:04 pm   2

Looks mighty fun,gr8 job!

 
ChazzH69 16 May, 2013 @ 6:13 pm   3

I love the inter connectivity between the PS3 and Vita, not enough games do it and some would be great if only they had incorporated it.

The graphics look good and suit the idea of the game perfectly. Can’t wait to play it.

 
Rytteren 16 May, 2013 @ 6:59 pm   4

take my money!! my vita loves this!

nakano1987 16 May, 2013 @ 9:17 pm   5

@1 Agreed. Though, I would like to see Showdown Effect on PS3 instead with 4 player local multiplayer and a single player campaign to boot.

Is this game’s split screen for how many players?

    Jakub Mikyska 16 May, 2013 @ 10:13 pm    

    The split screen is for up to four players. You can also combine split screen and online multiplayer (you and your buddy together against online competition)

 
Joolesasher 17 May, 2013 @ 8:29 am   6

Am I wrong in seeing/hoping that this is SSBrothers-influenced?

 
Rocstarr 17 May, 2013 @ 10:06 am   7

bdjd

 
Aces73High 17 May, 2013 @ 10:14 am   8

Really liking the look of this! Good Vita games are finally starting to come thick and fast….

Long may it continue!

 
Huono_peleis 17 May, 2013 @ 10:27 am   9

“Good Vita games”?

What we see here are minis or android/iOS-games with added trophies and price. For indie devs this is a good opportunity, but AAA titles are avoiding Vita like a plague.

    Jakub Mikyska 17 May, 2013 @ 10:52 am    

    It may look simple, but we are pushing Vita to its limits with many post-processing effects, particles and 60 frames per second. The latest iPads would burn if they even tried to run Atomic Ninjas.

 
Lt_Fed_Brusque 17 May, 2013 @ 1:25 pm   10

You know what made me pay attention to this game? When you compared it to Fat Princess. If the online multiplayer worked properly in Fat Princess, it would be my favourite online game ever. Good luck with the launch, folks. I’ll be keeping a keen eye out for this game :D

 
aros2011 17 May, 2013 @ 3:14 pm   11

Looks interesting, I’ll likely pick this up when it launches if reviews are above average.

nakano1987 17 May, 2013 @ 5:18 pm   12

Thanks Jakub for replying! That local 4-player split screen with bot support is a real selling point for me. And very nice to combine split screen and online. I see you have almost everything covered then except maybe you cannot add bots with online multiplayer(?). How many bots are supported on PS3 (in other words how many players can compete at the same time)?

I wait to see a few gameplay trailers before considering a purchase.

BiGsMoO7ke 19 May, 2013 @ 9:45 am   13

Indie games isn’t a bad thing as long as they have quality like this one.(great job btw)
Take a look at Minecraft simple game but millions love it.