April 26, 2024SEGA is pleased to announce that NatsumeAtari’s Shadow of the Ninja is set to release on August 29, 2024, on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®5. SEGA has signed a subpublishing agreement with NatsumeAtari to bring the physical edition to Japanese and Asian markets and will oversee its production and distribution.


About Shadow of the Ninja – Reborn


After 34 years, Shadow of the Ninja is back with more supreme ninja action! When the original Shadow of the Ninja (also known as Blue Shadow in Europe) launched in 1990, it quickly gained recognition as one of the most polished action games of its era, earning high praise for its co-op gameplay.





A Classic Co-op Experience!


Unleash your ninja skills solo or team up with an ally in its acclaimed co-op mode! In co-op, take on the role of either a ninja or a kunoichi, then work together to confront formidable foes!






Exquisite Pixel Art and Refreshed Visuals!


Shadow of the Ninja features TENGO PROJECT’s signature 16-bit visual style, which garnered widespread acclaim in their previous hit Pocky & Rocky Reshrined.






An Enhanced Music Experience from the Mastermind Behind Natsume’s Past Titles, Iku Mizutani!


Iku Mizutani, the composer of the original Shadow of the Ninja, Shatterhand, and the Medabots series, returns to score the music in Shadow of the Ninja.






Illustrations by the Original Studio, Dynamic Pro!

The key visuals and character designs for Shadow of the Ninja will be once again helmed by Dynamic Production.


About Dynamic Production


Since its establishment in 1969, Dynamic Production has been engaged in the management of manga artists, novelists, and manga authors, including Go Nagai, as well as producing newly drawn manga, planning various events and managing the copyrights of its artists.



About Mikio Tachibana


Born May 11, 1976 in Saitama Prefecture.

After working as an assistant to Go Nagai, he made his debut in 2004 and has since published serialized works such as Mazinger Otome and Mazinger Otome Taisen. He continues to publish short manga and illustrated works across a range of genres.


To learn more, check out Shadow of the Ninja first trailer! You can find it on the official website.




About NatsumeAtari


NatsumeAtari is an entertainment company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, with branch offices in Nagoya and Tokyo. Since its founding as a game manufacturer in the early days of the video game industry in 1987, NatsumeAtari has experienced consistent growth by leveraging its core strengths in planning and development. With the launch of its pachinko and pachislot business in 2002, it continues to gain industry recognition and establish itself as a premier entertainment creator. In recent years, the company has expanded its operations internationally by venturing into the casino sector, demonstrating its commitment to bridging the global community through entertainment.


*All screenshots and footage shown during the broadcast are from the Japanese edition of the game, which is still under development. English support will be available at release.



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