Oct 02

Atomic Ninjas Out Next Week for PS3, PS Vita

Jakub Mikyska's Avatar Posted by on Oct 02, 2013 // CEO, Grip Games

Hey everybody! This is Jakub, from Grip Games. Our long-awaited, multiplayer action platformer, Atomic Ninjas, is finally cutting its way to PS3 and PS Vita next week on PlayStation Store, Cross Buy and Cross Save, for $9.99. We’re happy to reveal that, contrary to a previous announcement, both the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be released simultaneously on October 8th — as all the evil ninjas sabotaging the launch were apprehended and beheaded

For those of you who not yet familiar with Atomic Ninjas, it’s a hilarious, 2.5D platformer with a focus on multiplayer matches, both online and local. But single-player mode is also present, including vicious ninja-bots!

The most important gameplay feature is that you won’t be able to directly kill your opponents. Instead, you have to use the arenas themselves to get rid of the competition. Who needs guns when you have lava, acid pools, and laser walls? Your goal will be to push other ninjas into these environmental hazards and, of course, stay out of them yourself. This creates a completely new twist on gameplay, where you have to outmaneuver and outsmart your opponents.

Atomic Ninjas on PS3 and PS VitaAtomic Ninjas on PS3 and PS Vita

To help you with this task, there’s an arsenal of ninja weapons. Punches, shurikens, and ninja ropes, but also more “atomic” stuff like rockets, telekinesis, and super-abilities, which can make you invulnerable, super-fast, invisible, etc. Each weapon brings its unique play style with it — from aggressive, head-on punches, to more defensive, long-range telekinesis. You can use invisibility and hiding spots for a stealthy approach, or you can wreak havoc.

There are seven Atomic Ninjas to unlock and pick from. Each has his own personality, taunts, and starting weapons. As for the gameplay modes, you can find Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Treasure Hunt, Domination, and also team-based modes.

Atomic Ninjas is, most of all, a really hilarious game. It’s not just its comical look and sounds, but the overall, entertaining gameplay. There’s no shortage of intense fights and situations, but it all makes you laugh, rather than feel tense. It’s a game that you can play for a few minutes to kill some time, or to spend dozens of hours while mastering it and unlocking all its secrets.

Atomic Ninjas on PS3 and PS Vita

Needless to say, we’re very proud of Atomic Ninjas, and we can’t wait to see your reactions when you get to play it. Atomic Ninjas launches for both the PS3 and PS Vita next week, and the players on both systems are able to play against each other. Cross buy is supported, so purchasing one version lets you download the other one for free. A free trial will also be available, so you’ll be able to try a few matches before buying the game.

If you want to find out more about Atomic Ninjas, be sure to visit the official website, as well as our Facebook and Twitter. See you all online soon!

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16 Comments   2 Replies


+ poodude on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Yay, split-screen multiplayer! That pretty much sold me on the game :).


+ Shinsanity_ on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

This game looks like silly fun. Also it reminds me of Worms, therefore I’m getting this


+ Stranger_Eddie on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:18 am said:

PSN Plus discount?
Game size?
Platinum trophy?

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    + Jakub Mikyska on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:21 am said:

    Nope, sorry.
    Nope. 1 Gold, 4 Silver, 7 Bronze


+ Stranger_Eddie on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

Forget about the price =p (I did not read before = my fault) =X


Grip Games, next week, consider my money into your Pocket! \o/


+ PainOfSarrow on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:37 am said:

will def be getting this next week. im mostly into single player so im glade bots are in and hope they have proper AI. also much props for cross buy. thats how you do it.


+ P_AULOr on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:42 am said:

Cool. I will buy it.


+ remanutd5 on October 2nd, 2013 at 9:44 am said:

Psvita version here i come


+ Mando44646 on October 2nd, 2013 at 10:05 am said:

it looks a bit like Smash Bros in gameplay, looks cool


+ xClayMeow on October 2nd, 2013 at 10:23 am said:

So glad to hear there’s a trial/demo! I wish more developers believed in their product enough to release a trial/demo – Sony should make such a thing mandatory.


+ Welmosca on October 2nd, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

@ 9 xClayMeow – Yep I agree 100%.Every game should have a demo and also avatars.

I’ll be trying the demo….if I like it…then I’ll buy it…cross-buy is a blessing from the heavens.Can’t wait to play split-screen with my brother and see how it is in the beautiful Vita screen.


+ Ryumoau on October 2nd, 2013 at 12:18 pm said:

@9 agreed. Sony should make a trial or demo mandatory, like Microsoft used to do on xbl a long time ago.

I’ll try the demo of this. it defintely looks interesting.


+ DrApollo on October 2nd, 2013 at 12:40 pm said:

Game looks way fun. Downloading for sure!


+ hazelcabug on October 2nd, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Hope there is platinum or at least gold trophy…

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    + Jakub Mikyska on October 2nd, 2013 at 3:26 pm said:

    There’s one gold, four silver and seven bronze


+ timmy0768 on October 2nd, 2013 at 5:45 pm said:

This looks really charming but I worry I won’t like the game as much as I like the art style


+ Amir_G_M_US on October 3rd, 2013 at 6:41 am said:

I’ll play the Vita, I’m not an expert of the console however
Can anyone just confirm if there’s a possibility to play with a nearby player via Blue-tooth or so?


+ Bob_1080p on October 4th, 2013 at 10:26 am said:

those responsible for apprehending and beheading the evil ninjas, who have just ben apprehended and beheaded, have just been apprehended and beheaded. 10 bucks, im down

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