Hamster and KOEI Tecmo have teamed up on occasions before to bring out their old Arcade catalogue to consoles, including such hits as Mighty Bomb Jack and Rygar. Now they are bringing the arcade version of Ninja Gaiden to Nintendo Switch in it’s Arcade Archives form, releasing tomorrow on May 9th.
Don’t get this confused with Ninja Gaiden on the NES however, which is also available via the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System app, as this is it’s own kind of beast. Much more so a side-scrolling beat-em-up than it’s NES counterpart, you’ll be able to play solo or with a buddy as Ninja of the Hayabusa clan.
You can read some press information on the game below:
NINJA GAIDEN is an action game released by Tecmo Co., Ltd. in 1989. Play as a ninja using the Five Ninja Fighting Arts passed on from the chaotic times of feudal Japan, as you take out an assassin organization through the horrifying stage “Jungle,” an American city. Perform a Phoenix Backflip off of obstacles or walls to land behind enemies and then defeat them with a Triple Blow Combination or Flying Neck Throw.
It is great to see more of KOEI Tecmo’s early Arcade games make it’s way to a console, and the at home or on the go nature is perfect for it with the Switch!
The game will release for $7.99/€6.99/£6.29, and will offer the usual benefits of the Arcade Archives releases, such as save states, difficulty changers and more.
What are your thoughts on Ninja Gaiden’s arcade version being released on the Switch? What other arcade hits from KOEI Tecmo’s catalogue would you like Hamster to release? Let us know in those comments!