Eidos unveils new Mini Ninjas game

Kane & Lynch dev working on it.

Eidos has unveiled a brand new Mini Ninjas IP, due for release on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS this autumn.

Io Interactive of Hitman and Kane & Lynch fame is taking on development duties, and appears to be ditching gritty and adult themes in favour of a light cartoon style to ensnare a younger crowd. We're told there should be enough depth to keep the core audience happy, too.

The story follows young and very small ninja, Hiro, who embarks on a quest to rid the world of evil samurai and restore harmony to the world. He'll be doing plenty of sword swishing to dispatch his foes, plus use Kuji magic to turn baddies into pandas and accept a helping hand from his flock of Willow-sized friends.

Early indications look promising; head over to our Mini Ninjas galleries (Wii, PC/X360/PS3, DS) for the first screenshots, or over to Eurogamer TV for the first trailer.

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