Shinobido sneaking PSP sequel in October

Stealthy Shinobido: Homura will feature new game modes, support downloads of custom missions created in the previous games' level editors.

New details are out on Shinobido: Homura, the PlayStation Portable follow-up to Acquire's stealthy PlayStation 2 games Shinobido: Imashime and Shinobido: Takumi. The July 28 issue of Weekly Famitsu provides an update on how the game is shaping up and what new game modes users can expect to tiptoe through.

There will be several modes of play to choose from: National Tour, Mission Play, and ad hoc modes. The National Tour mode features 80 missions set in various locations around Japan. Players will have to complete various goals, such as assassinating targets, transporting items, wiping out groups of enemies, and taking on bodyguard duties. Completion of assignments earns experience points, which accumulate toward leveling up the character. Completing specific levels also unlocks new playable characters, of which there are 30 in all.

One of the unique features of Shinobido: Imashime was its level editor. This led to the expansion pack Takumi, which was a collection of fan-contributed levels. Homura will also take advantage of this feature, as it is compatible with level data from Imashime and Takumi. By linking the PSP to the PS2's USB ports, custom level data can be downloaded and played in the Mission Play mode. Characters from the previous games can also be downloaded.

The ad hoc mode, which allows battles between up to four players, will also support downloaded custom levels.

Shinobido: Homura is scheduled for release in Japan on October 26 and is priced at 5,040 yen (about $43.40). There's no word yet of a North American release.

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14 comments
terror_ninja
terror_ninja

....thats not fair....if u can unlock other characters like usuba and actually use her clone technique on a psp version they should have added it into imashime....its still kinda cool running around with models over top of gohs sword....took me a while to get zajis model ....meh i hope there is a sequal to imashime where u can go tag team into missions and have a better set of skills....like the clone thing.....and kabutos ginormus sword... oh yea sucks to be u guys and girls in the US...u cant play it :P unless u get it from over seas :P but yea HARHAR!! thats why PAL and JAP rule the world

a0me
a0me

The PS2 game, "Shinobido: Way of the Ninja," is out in Europe. No word for an US release yet (Shinobido and Shinobi are two different series).

faridmon
faridmon

is this a sequel to shinobei and night shade? because they were awsome, and hard. *cries*

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I heard the first one was good so I see a second one coming out for the PSP so it most be good.I do wish though that we could see the first one or even the second one come out to the US or UK.If UK at least I could under stand it.

rotten_bowel
rotten_bowel

no, shinobido is about the dream tenchu game (from what ive heard) combining rpg stuff of way of the samurai and tenchu, its made by the people who did tenchu 1 and 2, and way of the samurai

SNKrock
SNKrock

PS2 and PSP linking should've had been done more by now, they shrugged it off to focus on PS3 linking.... i thought this was about shinobi (sega) at first...

Icekxg
Icekxg

what happened to the PS2 game comin over to the US? Is it not gonna happen now or did I miss something

rotten_bowel
rotten_bowel

Ummm thats cool and all but where is the first game? They still haven't brought it over to the u.s., concentrate on that first!

axillia
axillia

Let's see something in the US, anything...please!

B-bad
B-bad

Hope this makes it to the US

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

It's about time that developers made use of PS2 to PSP link abilities. Now let's see some of that here in the US.