Do you have a penchant for elite killing machines turned into cute, cuddly cartoons and then made into an action strategy game? Of course you do, it’s only human nature. Luckily for all humanity, Ninjatown, with characters designed by Shawnimals, is coming to the DS. We gave you our impressions on the game at E3, but now you don’t have to take our word for it because Ninjatown is going on a tour across America. An America which includes only three cities: Chicago, New York and San Francisco. That covers the east, west and midwest and there really isn’t much anywhere else anyhow, right?
The game will be presented in designer toy stores in each city to go along with its Shawnimals roots and will allow John Q. Public to get some hands on time with it. Also present at each site will be some of the game’s designers and swag, like limited edition signed plushies of Ol’ Master Ninja. Of course you’ll be able to pre-order the game too if you so wish. Exact dates, times and locations are below.
Double Punch, 1821 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
Friday, September 19, 7pm-9pm
Saturday, September 20, 1pm-5pm
Ninjatown creator, Shawn Smith, alongside Jen Brody will be on hand to personally talk about their plush creations and how they’ve made the transition to the virtual world. Shawn will be bringing along exclusive one-of-a-kind Ninjatown merchandise, and Double Punch has a special illustration gallery show going on that features amazing works of art. www.doublepunch.com.
myplasticheart, 210 Forsyth St, New York City, NY
Friday, October 3, 5pm-8pm
Ninjatown game Producer Jeremy Pope (GTA3, GTA: Vice City, Max Payne 2) will be on hand in New York along with several of the development team members from Venan Entertainment. If anyone is on the lookout for inside info on the best way to defeat Wee Devils, this will be the event to attend. www.myplasticheart.com.
Rotofugi, 1953-55 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
Saturday, October 11, 5pm-8pm
This is Shawnimals’ backyard and promises to have lots of local flavor. Shawn Smith and his Shawnimals team, all based in Chicago, will be demoing Ninjatown and talking Wee Ninjas and Hot Dog Friends with everyone who will listen. www.rotofugi.com.