Ninjala delayed to spring 2020: Ninja Gum action from GungHo

Ninjala is an oddity that’s been on our radar for a year now, especially since it got that trailer backed by Babymetal. It’s a kid-friendly “Ninja Gum” action game from GungHo that is literally about using bubblegum to have ninja fights. Taking a page out of the Metroid Prime 4 playbook, Ninjala Executive Producer Kazuki Morishita has taken to YouTube to give a formal update on his game: And it’s a downer. They are delaying the game a full year, to debut in spring 2020.

Morishita apologizes for the delay. He further says, “In order to create a more reliable online experience, we decided to polish the game even more.” GungHo is also generally adding more content to the game to try to create a full and unique experience.

We received a PR email about this, but it’s admirable of GungHo’s CEO (Morishita is also CEO.) to take that extra step of filming an explanation/apology anyway. It shows that they don’t just think of Ninjala as a game to cash in on kids who are getting tired of Splatoon. And the trailer we received last year really didn’t seem bad at all; the parkour aspects of battle could prove pretty entertaining.

Let’s hope for the best for GungHo and Ninjala.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!


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