Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen gets US and UK Vita launch

By Stace Harman, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 15:50 GMT

Confirmation of a UK and US launch for the Namco Bandai stealth ’em up Shiniobido 2 has arrived via the PlayStation Blog, along with a change of subtitle from Tales of the Ninja to the angrier sounding Revenge of Zen.

Namco Bandai community manager Rich Bantegui dropped by the PS Blog to confirm the launch of assassin-based PS Vita title Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen and to reveal a little bit more about the game.

Created by Acquire, the firm responsible for the original Tenchu games before the quality of the series went a bit south, Shinobido 2 will be “set against the backdrop of a war-torn land, where three opposing territorial forces fight for control. The player must choose which of these forces to support by taking on various missions. Depending on the player’s choices, the game’s ‘Harakiri Engine’ will allow for a variety of outcomes and constantly changing missions.

“The element of ‘assassination’ is not necessarily more important than any other part of the game. However, assassination missions will occur often as the three opposing territorial forces fight and attempt to weaken the other. Other missions include robbing the enemy’s provisions, kidnapping or protecting people of importance, and others.”

To hear more about the game from Acquire’s Kazuhiro Watanabe and to see what appears to be an assassin using a wing-suit, check out the PlayStation Blog.

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