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Shadow of the Ninja

Natsume is partnering with Limited Run Games to re-release some of its classic games. Two titles have been confirmed so far.

Shadow of the Ninja, a side-scrolling action game which originally came to the NES in 1990, is up first. It will be joined by 2001 Game Boy Color title Return of the Ninja. These two titles will work on their original hardware.

Both will be going up for pre-order on November 27 via Limited Run Games’ website. They’ll be offered in standard and collector’s edition formats.

Return of the Ninja


Natsume has yet another Virtual Console game slated for the Virtual Console this week. Shadow of the Ninja will be available for both Wii U and 3DS in just a few days. You’ll be able to purchase the game from the eShop starting on January 29.


Natsume confirmed on Twitter that the fast-paced NES sidescroller Shadow of the Ninja will release on the US 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console in early 2015. Known in Europe as “Blue Shadow”, the game is already available on the Wii Virtual Console, but it’ll be nice to have it on the other two platforms. No, the in-game graphics don’t look anything like the box art pictured above.