GungHo teased a major announcement for Switch prior to E3 2018, and at the big show they delivered on their promise with the reveal of Ninjala. GungHo seems to think Ninjala can make a big splash on Switch, and GungHo Entertainment CEO Kazuki Morishita explained why.
“Making a new intellectual property, we believe we can succeed on console. We wanted to make an action game where you pretend you’re a kid and imitating a ninja. That’s where the inspiration comes from, but we didn’t want to make it too violent.
The Japanese market is really special, where the big emphasis is on mobile. In the West, there are different play styles that are popular. That’s why we want to expand and achieve worldwide growth.”
Morishita also addressed the comments comparing Ninjala to Splatoon.
“It plays very different from Splatoon, but we take that as a compliment. It’s a point game, where you try to rack up the most points. We don’t see that many cartoon action battle games in America or Europe.”