ININ Games announced that they will publish three Ninja JaJaMaru collections developed by City Connection. These compilations will be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2023, with pre-orders starting on August 21st, 2022, at midnight CEST via Strictly Limited.

Back in the 80s, Jaleco first released one of their most-known franchises Ninja JaJaMaru-kun in Japan, spanning several sequels over the coming decades, some of them never released in the West!


The first collection is the Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle – Deluxe Edition which will be available digitally and boxed, it includes the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun (1985, Famicom/NES®)
  • JaJaMaru’ no Daibouken (1986, Famicom/NES®)
  • Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken (1990, Game Boy)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru - Gingadaisakusen (1991, Famicom/NES®)
  • Super Ninja-kid (1994, Super Famicom/SNES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle (2022)

Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle – Deluxe Edition is the must-have for everyone who loves the iconic Jump & Run franchise or wants to dive into it for the first time ever. Adding to the amazing collection from City Connection, which has only been released in Japan, this compilation consists of six classics of the franchise spanning over multiple decades and platforms.

Starting with the original “Ninja JaJaMaru-kun” (1985, NES®), on to “Super Ninja-Kid” (1994, SNES®), and culminating in the brand-new 2022 game “Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle”, players in the West can finally experience some of these classics for the first time ever, restored to new glory and including additional features. On top of that, ININ Games includes something completely new in this collection: A colorization of the 1990 Game Boy title “Oira JaJaMaru! Sekai Daibouken” that you can play on modern consoles.


The second collection is Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs, which will be available as a digital download, and it includes the following titles:

  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou (1989, Famicom/NES®)
  • Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden - Maboroshi no Kinmajou (1990, Famicom/NES®)

Besides this collection of Jump & Run classics, ININ Games will also publish Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs, a bundle of two RPG entries of this franchise that have never been released outside Japan before. For the first time ever, fans in the West will get the chance to play “Ninja JaJaMaru: Ninpouchou” and “Ninja JaJaMaru: Gekimaden - Maboroshi no Kinmajou” – fully localized in English! Ninja JaJaMaru: The Lost RPGs will be available as digital download.


The third collection is JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection, and it includes all titles of the previously mentioned collections.

For collectors who would love to hold all of these Ninja JaJaMaru games in their hands, Strictly Limited Games will create exclusive, limited editions of the JaJaMaru: Legendary Ninja Collection. Besides all of the titles, this collection, exclusively available via Strictly Limited Games, will include several physical collectibles that cannot be bought anywhere else. Pre-orders start on August 21 at midnight CEST via Strictly Limited Games.


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