The Ninja Warriors Dated For Switch

Hamster are publishing the 1987 Taito side-scrolling action game Arcade Archives The Ninja Warriors on the Nintendo Switch eShop this week (18 July) priced at ¥823/$7.99/€6.99/£6.29. The game was remade for Super Famicom, with the second remake, The Ninja Warriors Once Again, coming to Switch next week. Trailer and screenshots added below…

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The Ninja Warriors Once Again Dated

Taito have announced that The Ninja Warriors Once Again will release worldwide for Nintendo Switch on 25 July priced at ¥3,024. The Japanese release looks like being digital only, but you can preorder the Asian release, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, (with English language support) here – use the code JPNINTENDO for 5% off. Original trailer, second trailer, and third trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.

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The Ninja Warriors Coming to Switch

Taito’s classic side-scrolling action game The Ninja Warriors is coming to Nintendo Switch as part of Hamster’s Arcade Archives series. The game originally released in Japanese arcades in 1987, was later remade for Super Famicom, with the second remake, The Ninja Warriors Once Again, coming to Switch next month. Trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.

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The Ninja Warriors Once Again in July

Taito have announced that The Ninja Warriors Once Again will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 this July although it’s not known whether it will be a physical release. The new version (which is a remake of a remake) includes characters Yaksha and Raiden in addition to the three from the arcade and Super Famicom versions. Trailer added below. Thanks to Naruki.


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KORG Gadget To Get Sega And Taito DLC 

DETUNE announced that KORG Gadget for Nintendo Switch will get OTORII and EBINA gadgets as DLC in early 2019. OTORII allows for classic Sega sounds and includes OutRun and After Burner music whilst EBINA allows for classic Taito sounds and includes Darius and Ninja Warriors. Many thanks to naruki.

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Ninja Warriors Game Named 

Taito have confirmed that their Ninja Warriors game for Nintendo Switch will be called The Ninja Warriors Once Again. The game is based on the Super Famicom remake of The Ninja Warriors and features new HD graphics and two player co-op play. Taito confirm it will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show later this month and will release in 2019. Trailer Part 1 added below…


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Nintendo Co., Ltd. stock crashed by a further 5.27% with investors likely not happy with the lack of system sellers and relative sluggish sales thus far this fiscal year.

● Taito are remaking the classic Super Famicom beat ’em up The Ninja Warriors AGAIN for Nintendo Switch, scheduled for 2019 release. A third Taito game (after this and Darius, which is being handled by M2) is also in development, with more games to follow (remakes and original) dependant upon the success of the initial line-up..

● Rideon Japan confirmed that Mercenaries Wings: Itsuwari no Fushichou (The False Phoenix) will see a domestic release in Fall 2018.

● Mebius will publish Okuriinu on the Switch eShop in Japan next week (12 July) priced at ¥980. Trailer added here.

● Cosen have published Legendary Eleven on the Switch eShop in Japan priced at ¥1,000. Trailer added here.

● Arc System Works will publish Radio Hammer Station on the Switch eShop in Japan next week (12 July) priced at ¥800. Promo video added here.

● Toge Productions have published a demo and the full game (priced at ¥1,599) of Ultra Space Battle Brawl on the Switch eShop in Japan. Trailer added here.

● Hamster will publish ACA NEOGEO The Super Spy on the Switch eShop next week (12 July) priced at ¥823. Expect a worldwide release.

● Chorus Worldwide announced that The Videokid will release in Japan on 30 August priced at just ¥500 (preload price will be lower).

● Kongregate will publish The Trail: Frontier Challenge on the Switch eShop in Japan next week (12 July) priced at ¥1,600. Trailer added here.

● Ratalaika Games will publish Super Destronaut DX on the Switch eShop in Japan next week (12 July) priced at ¥500.

● PLAYISM will publish Vertical Strike Endless Challenge on the Switch eShop in Japan on 19 July priced at ¥498, with the preload price just ¥448! Trailer added here.

● And a MAX Magic Marker to Kyoudai no Kizuna (Max: The Curse of Brotherhood) demo is now available in Japan. Trailer added here.

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● Bandai Namco Entertainment have rated Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ’n’ Fun! for Nintendo Switch in Australia.

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Ninja Warriors Coming to Switch 

Taito are working on The Ninja Warriors AGAIN for Nintendo Switch, which is a remake of the Super Famicom game of the same name, which itself was a remake of the arcade original, which was also later ported to PC Engine, Mega CD and home computers. The Switch game is due for release in 2019 with the Tengo Project strongly rumoured to be the development team. More news as we have it! Videos for the Arcade Archives and Super Famicom versions added below…


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