Ninjas get away with murder. I mean, obviously, they literally get away with murder - that's pretty much their job - but, in gamey terms, their hooded presence has fooled many of us into giving certain series rather more of our affection than they strictly deserved.
*cough* Tenchu *cough*
What's the appeal? Who knows? Maybe it's because the closest most of us ever get to showing dazzling agility while wearing black silk pyjamas is not spraining something while attempting an erotically adventurous manoeuvre on our wedding anniversary. At least, you know, that's what I assume. And...um...
Acquire's Tenchu-style Japanese stealth-'em-up, Shinobido, is on its way to PSP later this year, and Famitsu's shed some light on how the handheld version will work.
Like the PS2 game, which came out here under the banner of Shinobido: Way of the Ninja on July 7th, the PSP game focuses on assassinating people and completing a range of missions in a feudal setting.
According to the Famitsu report, partially translated by GameSpot, there are National Tour, Mission Play and ad-hoc multiplayer modes - the latter offering four-player battles for those with the requisite hardware.