The Splatoon-Like Ninjala, Developed by the Creators of Puzzle and Dragons, Has Been Delayed

The Splatoon-Like Ninjala, Developed by the Creators of Puzzle and Dragons, Has Been Delayed

GungHo Online Entertainment's free-to-play title is taking an extra month.

GungHo Online Entertainment announced today that Ninjala won't be coming to Nintendo Switch at the end of this month. It was scheduled to launch on May 28, 2020, but instead it'll be coming on June 25, 2020. The publisher cites the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the delay.

Ninjala is a free-to-play competitive action game where players join up into teams of fledgling ninjas. Not only can players fight katana-to-katana on the ground, but they can continue their battles in mid-air or while wall-running. It also has a colorful spin, in that all the ninjas are fighting using bubble gum as a key part of their arsenal.

Ninjala was announced for Switch back in 2018, with a planned release in Spring 2019. It was delayed into Spring 2020 last May, and landed on people's radar when a trailer appeared during Nintendo's March 2020 Direct event. Given that Nintendo stopped updating Splatoon 2 last year, some folks are looking to Ninjala for solace, given the similar aesthetic.

Ninjala has already undergone an open beta earlier this year, which ended on April 30, 2020.

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Mike Williams

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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