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How Shinobido Is Different From Tenchu

By Spencer . August 8, 2011 . 3:33pm

shino1Haven’t heard of Shinobido before? That may be because Spike’s ninja series were only released in Japan and Europe. After K2 was hired to create future Tenchu games, Acquire started developing Shinobido titles. Back in 2008, Acquire began work on Tenchu again and created Tenchu: Shadow Assassins. Since Acquire is in charge of two ninja series what makes Shinobido different than Tenchu?


"The major difference could be the ‘Harakiri’ system in Shinobido. Our ‘Harakiri’ system allows stories to branch out. Depending on which faction the player assists, the player will play different kinds of missions and experience different stories," said Kazuhiro Watanabe, Producer of Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja, in a Siliconera interview.


"Let me give you an example, if the player takes a ‘Steal the supplies from faction B’ mission given by faction A, faction A’s food situation will be improved and faction B will be famished. Because faction B is starving, they will be more vulnerable to appetizing food items that are actually poisoned, and so on."


Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja is in development for PlayStation Vita. At E3, we saw an English build, but the game has only been announced for Japan so far. Check back this week because Watanabe has more to tell us about their Vita title.

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  • Syltique

    This and Gravity at launch for NA could push me to get the Vita right away.

    • Yeah, the two look awesome. And lets not forget the sweet trailer we got for Dynasty Warriors Vita.

  • mor13ty

    I never heard about Shinobi, but tenchu series is one of my favourite! I’m actually looking forward to this game :)

  • d19xx

    Though I’m not impressed with the graphics, I’m positive that I’m getting this. I love the serious tone of the story of the series. 

  • IceRomancer

    Depending on which faction the player assists, the player will play different kinds of missions and experience different stories.

    Sign me up! :D

  • dragoon_slayer12

    Hopefully it plays real nice, cuz I want to be able to buy more than 1 title for the vita when it launches…. *cough*3ds*cough*

  • The first one was nice, but nowhere as good as Tenchu 1/2/3.

  • PrinceHeir

    always love this ninja games :)

  • Kris

    I’ve always wanted to play Way of the Samurai but never found a copy. Hopefully this sees Western release!

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