For decades, mankind has contemplated what would have happened if two historical icons had battled…with balls. Finally, there’s a studio brave enough to tackle this difficult question. Blazing Lizard, Inc today proudly announces its first console downloadable game, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball.
The first game in the Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to 8 players to choose from 5 unique teams (Pirates, Ninjas, and three more to be unveiled later), and compete against one another in the ultimate sport of champions – Dodgeball. However, this is no ordinary Dodgeball game. Teams aren’t restricted to one side of the court, instead they roam freely around 6 gorgeously detailed arenas. In addition, characters are equipped with combat moves and special abilities to deliver a more action-packed experience than could ever be found on the playground.
Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball is being developed using “Infyrno”, Blazing Lizard’s next-gen proprietary game engine. It allows for sweet gameplay with an art style and theme suited for all age groups. There will be Exhibition, Story, and Challenge modes and multiplayer support for 4 players Local / 8 players Online, and 4-player Co-op modes.
“What more needs to be said when it comes to Pirates vs. Ninjas,” said Chris Stockman, Studio Director of Blazing Lizard. “This is the ultimate in rivalries, and we aim to have them settle it with all out balls to the wall action.”
Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will be available for download on yet to be announced home console systems in the first quarter of 2008.
We have to say, we love Pirates…and we love Ninjas too, so what better game to feature both of our favourite fancy-dress choice of outfits within a game! Check out the selection of screenshots from the game over in our Media area. We’re going to be a bet on that Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will appear on Xbox 360 for sure, but it will be great to see it on PlayStation 3 also.
Stay tuned for further Pirate vs Ninja news as we get it, Yargh!