There’s been a lot of buzz around Ngames’ browser-based game Pockie Ninja, developed by Dream Network. The game, inspired by Japanese hit animes – Naruto and Bleach series, has stirred up a suspicion among Japanese Manga aficionados that the developer did not get the copyright and a possible lawsuit might be filed. Dream Network, howecver, said they’d already got the licenses of both Naruto and Bleach, and in the future Luffy’s superteam could also be expected in this fun little game.
The Chinese version of Pockie Ninja has been launched for a while and currently the game begins to fumble into the overseas market. Pockie Ninja will be the fourth game under the “Game 321” brand of Ngames and due for release in Q1 2011. Players can visit its official website at http://ninja.game321.com/ to find wallpapers, videos and of course more info about the game.
With the launch of the new website, Manga fans start to shift their attention from the whole “rip-off” thing to the gameplay of Pockie Ninja – gasp! The game features “one character, multi-classes” and players are able to choose different characters and wield varied hidden skills. Besides, special effects are used to make the webpage game even more cheerful and thrilling. Pockie Ninja is “poking fun at anime’s most infamous characters and paying homage to them at the same time.” Players are going to grin with surprise when they notice that the powerful Itachi Uchiha is using red contact lenses, Sasuke is crashing his car while playing on a mobile phone and Kakashi is even wearing a suit and playing with an iPad while he waits at a bus stop.
It is self-evident that the 3D characters in Pockie Ninja are pocket-sized. Lots of gamers cannot help but love the cute, funny mini characters at first sight and wish to fight battles with extraordinary ninja skills. The player, as the chosen savior of Angel City, is tasked with defeating the evil warriors in a bid to protect the city. There are five nations for the player to choose from and the PvP mode will be included. Still, the details are thin.
Ngames have just launched the game’s Facebook and Twitter pages, trying to make Pockie Ninja become the talk of the two social network hotspots. As a special bonus, followers will have the opportunity to go hands-on with the action-packed beta, which will be started in mid/late February.