By Sato . June 15, 2013 . 1:30pm
Guess which game is getting a sequel? Namco Bandai’s Nintendo 3DS sales darling, Run for Money Tousouchuu, currently at nearly 500,000 copies sold in Japan.
Last year, Namco Bandai released a 3DS game based on the Japanese survival game show called Run for Money Tousouchuu, which sold tremendously well. Famitsu recently announced that Bandai Namco is working on a 3DS game based on the successor to the show, Battle for Money Sentouchuu.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, Run For Money Tousouchuu features many Japanese celebrities in a simple game of hide-and-seek, except with a twist of elite CIA agent-looking elite “Hunters” who chase the runners. The main goal is to be the last one standing to win a great prize pool of money.
The successor to the show, Battle for Money Sentouchuu, has the celebrities going after each other instead, in a vicious game of free-for-all dodgeball. The rules are simple—each player starts out with a sum of money and a ball. When a player gets hit by a ball from an opponent, he/she is eliminated and must give them their remaining money.
Players can use the money to purchase more balls, shields, dodgeball launchers… and hire battle android ninjas. The last person standing wins all of the remaining money in the game.
Namco Bandai’s 3DS game based on the show, called Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas plays exactly like the game show, as your goal is to be the last one standing out of all the players in an intense game of dodgeball played on a huge map.
And of course it wouldn’t be the same without the android ninjas! Similar to the game show, you’ll get to hire the bodyguard ninjas, who’ll be dedicating their lives to protect you from the deadly dodgeballs, and taking out any enemy under your command.
Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas is currently in development for Nintendo 3DS.