Grip Games, the developer behind 5-in-1 Arcade Hits, The Impossible Game and Foosball 2012, are working on a new title for the PS3 and PS Vita: Atomic Ninjas, and will be headed to both consoles later this year. The game is a 2.5D multiplayer platformer with ninjas, where you control super-powered ninjas in frantic online matches against other players.
While the game relies on traditional jumping and shooting mechanics, you will be unable to directly kill other players. Instead, you must outsmart and outflank your opponents and kill them using various environmental hazards and obstacles, such as lava pits, laser beams, traps, moving platforms, falling crates, etc.
Each one of the game’s seven arenas is like a playfield with an infinite number of possibilities to eliminate the competition. There are pick-ups, crates, lifts, air vents, levers, ninja-launchers, hiding spots and traps for you to experiment with. The game also has a variety of modes, including Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt, and many others. Each ninja will be able to use super-powers, such as invisibility, flying, or telekinesis, to add another tactical layer to the matches.
Split-screen multiplayer matches and single-player offline matches against bots are also supported. Players on PlayStation 3 will be able to play against players on PlayStation Vita and save files will be automatically synchronised between the two systems if you are using the same PSN account.
Atomic Ninjas will be released exclusively for PlayStation Network this summer.