Hey everybody, this is Jakub from Grip Games. Our newest game, Atomic Ninjas, is almost ready, and I return to the PlayStation Blog today to finally announce the release date and price! Atomic Ninjas will be launched for PS3 and PS Vita on 2nd October for £7.99/€9.99 and it’ll be cross-buy.
With that said, let me introduce you to the craziest and most hilarious feature of the whole game. It’s something we’ve been looking forward to show you for a very long time: the Noob Rage.
Sometimes, the biggest loser in the whole match who’s getting massacred by all the other players, is given a very unfair chance for sweet revenge. He’ll become a raging, screaming, unstoppable hulk for a few seconds — an absolute ruler of the game who dominates the arena. When you see that one of the other players has turned into the Noob, you only have one strategy to use: run for your life! Hilarity ensues.
As if Atomic Ninjas wasn’t a crazy enough game, the Noob Rage is pure chaos. The player who gets this advantage can use it to increase their score, or he can use it to wreak havoc and deliver some good, old-fashioned payback. The Noob is faster than all the other ninjas, cannot be harmed, and the player instantly punches anything he touches.
The Noob effect remains for a few seconds, or until he manages to score some points (like killing someone in Deathmatch, or delivering a flag in CTF). At that point, he’ll finally calm down and the game will continue as normal.
That’s it for Noob Rage! Please note that there’s no day-one DLC in our game — all seven arenas, six weapons, eight ninjas, and seven superpowers are right there, waiting for you to pick them up and take them online. We are exceptionally proud of Atomic Ninjas, and we’re really looking forward to playing it with you in just a few weeks.