Atomic Ninjas launches on PS3 and PS Vita today!

Hey everybody! This is Jakub from Grip Games. Our long-awaited multiplayer action platformer Atomic Ninjas is finally cutting its way to PS3 and PS Vita on the PlayStation Store today, with cross buy and cross save, for £7.99/€9.99.

We have spent the last year developing Atomic Ninjas with a goal of creating the most entertaining 2.5D multiplayer action platformer and we honestly believe that we succeeded. And you will be able to see for yourself very soon.

For those of you who are not yet familiar with Atomic Ninjas, it is a hilarious 2.5D action platformer with a focus on multiplayer matches, online or local split-screen. But single player mode is also present, including vicious ninja-bots!

The most important gameplay feature is that you won’t be able to directly kill your opponents. Instead, you have to use the arenas themselves to get rid of the competition. Who needs guns, when you have lava, acid pools and laser walls? Your goal is to push other ninjas into these environmental hazards and, of course, stay out of them yourself. That creates a completely new twist on gameplay, where you have to outmanoeuver and outsmart your opponents.

To help you with this task, there is an arsenal of ninja weapons. Punches, shurikens and ninja ropes, but also more “atomic” stuff like rockets, telekinesis and super-abilities, which can make you invulnerable, super-fast, invisible, etc. Each weapon brings its unique play style with it – from aggressive head-on punches, to more defensive, long-range telekinesis. You can use invisibility and hiding spots for a stealthy approach, or you can wreak havoc.

There are seven Atomic Ninjas to unlock a pick from. Each has his own personality, taunts and starting weapons. Check the trailer to get acquainted with all of them. Among the gameplay modes you can find Deathmatch, Capture the flag, Treasure hunt, Domination and also team-based modes.

Atomic Ninjas is, most of all, a really hilarious game. It’s not just its comical look and audio, but the overall gameplay is incredibly “feel good” and entertaining. There is no shortage of intense fights and situations, but it all makes you laugh, rather than feel tense. It’s a game that you can play for a few minutes to kill some time or to spend tens of hours while mastering it and unlocking all its secrets.

Needless to say, we are very proud of Atomic Ninjas and we cannot wait to see your reactions when you get to play it. Atomic Ninjas launches for both the PS3 and PS Vita, and players on both systems are able to play against each other. Cross Buy is supported, so purchasing one version lets you download the other one for free. Finally, a free trial is available, so you will be able to try a few matches before buying the game.

If you want to find out more about Atomic Ninjas, be sure to visit the official website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter. And now, we all at Grip Games are starting up our PS3s and Vitas to play against you online, to enjoy the brief few hours when we won’t get our behinds handed to us by you in our own game. ;-) See you all online!

3 Author replies


FPS on Vita is so low, it’s barely playable :(
Glad that I tried demo before purchasing the game.

Jakub Mikyska 02 October, 2013 @ 17:23

The FPS is usually at 30, sometimes even 60. PS3 is stable at 60.

No Aussie or NZ version?

I tried and liked the PS3 demo. But was it only a total of 4 players maximum? I feel a fitting number would be 8. With 4 players it took some extra searching to find another players. I hope you consider upping the limit for complete edition.

+1 to Zen Selai

“Not available in Australia, New Zealand”

Could I please ask that you guys do something more about getting your future games classified in Australia.

I miss not being able to play Grip Games games, your games were always quite enjoyable and your contributions to a community ( which enjoyed your games was excellent.

However it is disappointing when smaller publishers/developers neglect the smaller regions/regions which require extra work for the game to get a classification.

I count 2 games by Grip Games now that I don’t have the opportunity to purchase/play in Australia, please don’t let that number increase. :(

Why are Australia and New Zealand missing out?

This looks really interesting, but there are no bots to play against.
As a multiplayer only game i would be gambling with the fact that there may or may not be enough people who own the game to play with.

I’m usually quite frivolous with my spending on the Vita but for the price – and with no offline mode – why should i take the risk.

Unfortunately – these days – a game like this needs to be free to play and supported by in game transactions.

Jakub Mikyska 03 October, 2013 @ 10:16

There definitely are bots to play against. You can play offline against bots, and you can also add bots to an online match if there are not enough players around.

Hello. Thanks for your response. I totally missed that option.
Thanks :D

L O V I N G the demo so far. Will definitely pick it up next week once the player base picks up.

Jakub Mikyska 03 October, 2013 @ 15:20

Good to hear that!
We are letting the Trial users to play online for a few matches, so the user base is really good even now (it’s not a problem to find a match at any time a day).
The game is also released in the US the next week, which will bring another massive wave of new users (but it will give you the few extra days to boost you XP ;-) )

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