Inin Games confirmed today that the arcade brawler The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch on October 15 in North America.
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors – which was originally announced as The Ninja Warriors: Once Again – is an enhanced remaster of the 1994 beat ’em up The Ninja Warriors, which was released on the Super Nintendo. The SNES game is a sequel to the 1987 arcade game of the same name.
Inin says that the original developers have “improved the audio-visuals in every respect, making an already outstanding game even better.”
Along with 2-player co-op arcade action, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors also offers fans new 16-bit pixel art graphics and animations, revamped sound from Taito’s house band Zuntata, as well as an online ranking system.
In addition, Inin made the following announcements:
The game will be released as a completely uncut experience in Europe and the US, including the option to change the color of the hit effects to red. It will also include enemies which were not included in the Western Super Nintendo version at that time. An extensive insight into the features and characters is provided by the six-minute XXL trailer which was released today. [Ed. note: See trailer below.]
The fully revised side-scrolling arcade brawler The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors features a strong cast of five playable characters and a plethora of individual moves, with two completely new faces joining the team: The small woman-shaped android Yaksha, with telescopic arms performing unpredictable moves and Raiden, a colossal android weighing a whopping 32000 kilograms / 70548 lbs.
Armed with diamond sharp steel, the Ninjas turn their bodies into raging cyclones – leaping, kicking, and slashing through wave after wave of enemies. Over a total of eight levels, you’ll take on the tyrant Banglar and his henchmen either alone or with a friend. So settle in for a night on the couch with your friends, and reminisce about the golden era of 90s co-op game evenings you know and love.
Inin says that pre-orders of the physical edition will include a limited Ninja Saviors keychain with a throwing knife look. In addition to the poster and sticker set, a manual will also be included.
Watch the trailer for the 2019 remastered Ninja Saviors below: