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  Ninjala Reveals Upcoming Collaborations in New Dev Diary
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01/14/2021
 


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TOKYO, Japan - January 14, 2021 - GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) released Dev Diary #12 for Ninjala, revealing collaborations with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and LET IT DIE, coming to Season 4. GOE also unveiled the game’s 1-Year Anniversary Roadmap and announced a new Featured Battle, “S-Blast Battle Test Play!”

Watch Dev Diary #12 on the PlayNinjala YouTube channel.

Upcoming Collaborations
After the much-loved Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Ninja Re Bang Bang Steve Aoki Remix” collab, Ninjala’s popstar collab returns with new in-game music and a commemorative T-shirt! Items from the first collaboration will be available from the in-game shop.

Uncle Death rides into Ninjala as a part of the game’s first LET IT DIE collaboration. Your favorite skeletal skateboarder brings a whole lot of goodies like headgear, Ninja-Gum for the Matsuri Board, and an IPPON decoration. All players who play during the collaboration will receive a LET IT DIE sticker as a log-in bonus.

Featured Battle
S-Blast Battle Test Play! is a limited-time Featured Battle that replaces S-Bursts with a new mechanic, “S-Blasts.” S-Blasts are similar to S-Bursts, but instead of parrying when attacked, they will push attackers away to interrupt the pace of the fight. The basic rules are the same as the Battle Royale - grab the most points, you win! Battle rewards for this Featured Battle include the new “Xenon Headphones” headgear, as well as Assist Codes and Ninja-Gum. This new Featured Battle will also be a Test Play, so players can share any feedback they have via social media to influence future combat systems.

One last thing: The “Loot Battle Matsuri” event is also coming later in Season 4.

1-Year Anniversary Roadmap
After Season 4, Ninjala will celebrate its 1st anniversary in June 2021. GOE revealed the game’s roadmap leading up to the celebration, including what players can expect in Seasons 5 and 6.
  • Season 5
    • New Gum Weapon
    • New Shinobi Cards
    • New Featured Battle
    • New collaboration
    • An online tournament mode
    • A tutorial mode where players can learn the rules of Ninjala and earn rewards
  • Season 6
    • New Gum Weapon
    • New stage
    • New Shinobi Cards
    • New collaboration
    • New Featured Battle
    • A commemorative anniversary event
Additional features that fans have asked for, like “Clans,” “Multiplayer Lobbies with Avatars,” and much more will be added moving forward. Stay tuned for more details!

Review codes for Story Mode Chapter 1 and 2 are available upon request. Please email [email protected] for codes.

To learn more about Ninjala, visit the official website, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube.


ABOUT GUNGHO ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA
GungHo Online Entertainment America, Inc. (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content, and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix U.S.A. and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GOEA’s content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, SUPERTRICK GAMES, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GOEA is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com

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