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Shinobi 3DS officially announced - first trailer, screens

Fan favourite franchise returns this September

Sega has officially announced a new Shinobi game exclusively for 3DS.

In development at Griptonite Games and set for release this September, it'll feature the franchise's classic side-scrolling action gameplay mixed with "several exciting new features such as StreetPass and a large assortment of achievements and challenges to unlock".

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Gary Knight, senior VP of marketing for Sega West, said: "For years the fans have been asking for a new Shinobi. With Shinobi on Nintendo 3DS we are able to answer their prayers and bring this legendary series to the next level."

Here's the official blurb:

Shinobi tells the story of Jiro Musashi, the leader of the Oboro clan and father of Joe Musashi, the hero of the first iterations of Shinobi. Players will become a true ninja legend by mastering a brand new combo system switching between melee, ranged and acrobatic attacks. They will also need to rely on Jiro's ninja magic to get an advantage over their enemies and get out of tight spots.

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