Legend of Kunoichi, A Ninja Game From Sony?

By Spencer . January 13, 2010 . 1:50am

image Outside of Sony’s heavy hitting first quarter lineup, what else does the publisher have planned for 2010? Four trademarks we found offer clues. One points to a ninja game.


Sony Computer Entertainment filed rights for Legend of Kunoichi in the US, which appears to be the name of an upcoming ninja game. Whatever it is, it’s probably not a sequel to Sega’s Kunoichi aka Nightshade outside of Japan. The three other trademarks are more quizzical.


Digi-Tiles? A puzzle game, perhaps.

Earthshield? Not a clue.

Smashbreak? Maybe this is related to Earthshield.


OK, we’re done guessing. Now it’s your turn! Curious to see what people envision when they hear Smashbreak.

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  • Damn it. What I wouldn’t give for a Shinobi / Kunoichi sequel at this point. Oh well, more ninja games are always good!

    • I’m really hoping for a Kunoichi/Shinobi game again, too. It’s been so long, though they’ve never pumped out games of that series anyway.

      • You’re alive?!

        • It is true! I have returned from the unknown. A changed man, perhaps wiser. ;)

          • Like Bruce Wayne’s journey to the League of Shadows?

  • Mazen

    I have a feeling all these are related to that PS3 motion sensing, its time to announce some games for it.

  • malek86

    Sounds like a bunch of PSN titles to me.

  • More ninja, all the time!!!

    PS FOLKS the plural of ninja is ninja!!!!! Not “ninjas”… sorry, major pet peeve, right up there with “rougelike”.

    • Well I am ninja, he is ninja, she is ninjaaaaaa, too! I am ninja, we are ninja…but I believe that you are ninja, too!

    • I’m addicted to Brandish now… I even bought the Japanese SFC games for Brandish 1 and Brandish 2 Expert… :P

      Now I guess I need some way of playing Brandish 3 and 4… doh!

      Oh, yeah… and ninja are cool! We could all use more ninja games!

      • Good to hear! Gooble gobble, ONE OF US, ONE OF US!!!!!!

  • directjeux

    trop bon, bien vue, merci pour l’infos

    • SALUT LA FRANCE PUTAIN DE BORDEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chow

    I expect Earthshield to be similar to Global Defense/SDI for some reason.

  • Saturnus

    Hmm… It’s like telling a random person ‘What kinda game is Bayonetta?’ and assuming they would figure out it’s an action game. :( This is hard! Earthshield could possibly be something along the lines of humans vs aliens. Most likely shooter…

    A ninja game sounds cool. I really like the character for Nightshade, cool art.

  • I’m getting a feeling that Smashbreak sound a lot like some sort of theft based game, almost like Thief series on PC. Though, how it relates to Kunoichi or even Sega’s previous efforts is beyond me. I just hope that it’s better and the controls don’t make me want to toss my system down ten flights of stairs like Nightshade did.

    Oy… The last stage before the boss pissed me off so much!

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