GungHo Online Entertainment has released Ninjala’s ninth dev diary, revealing a September 23rd start date for its upcoming Sonic The Hedgehog collaboration and providing additional details about its contents. Also shown off was an upcoming new game mode: Featured Battle. This new mode shakes things up in the arena by adding limited-time events that feature wild new ways to play beyond Ninjala’s traditional Battle Royale and Team Battles.
From September 23 to October 21, players will be able to live their ninja fantasy in true blue style with a variety of Sonic The Hedgehog themed items including:
- Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles avatar outfits
- Sonic and Dr. Eggman IPPON decorations
- A Dr. Eggman Gum Utsusemi transformation
All of these items will be available to purchase with Jala (Ninjala’s in-game currency, obtained via purchase and through regular play) at the in-game shop when the blue blur dashes his way into Ninjala on September 23.
Coming in early October, the new game mode Featured Battle will be added to Ninjala – with Beast Attack! making its debut as the very first limited-time event. Players can expect new events to appear periodically in Featured Battle, each with unique and varied gameplay elements. Beast Attack! is an extreme ninja version of tag where eight players enter an arena and some are randomly chosen to become a ‘Beast.’ The Beasts must hunt down and defeat the ‘ninja’ players as quickly as possible in order to return to their ninja form and regain the ability to earn points. The longer the ninja players avoid the Beasts, the more points they earn. If players are too slow and defeated, they then become a Beast and must defeat a ninja to start earning points again. For hot-dogging Ninjala players, taunting the Beasts with in-game emotes will earn you extra points, but don’t admire yourself too long or you’ll get tagged easily! Each ninja player is limited to the same ability set for an even playing field, but it’s every ninja for themself once the chase begins!
Press assets for the game can be found here.
To learn more about Ninjala, visit the official website.
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