Ninja Division, the company behind the stealthy, yet action-packed Ninja All Stars, has announced a partnership with Seven Seas Entertainment to create what they’re calling Shinobi 7, a brand new gaming company that will be dedicated to bringing all of your favorite hit animes to the tabletop scene. The partnership combines Ninja Division’s expertise with quality game design with Seven Seas’ know-how with license acquisition to develop some never before seen games that anime fans will love.
Jason DeAngelis will be heading up Shinobi 7 as CEO, and had this to say about the partnership:
“I’m absolutely thrilled about our partnership. Ninja Division is a groundbreaking company that has created a new category of chibi-style games. They are experts at what they do, and have earned the respect of the gaming community. Combined with Seven Seas’ licensing capabilities, Shinobi 7 is well-positioned to acquire and curate licenses and make high quality games.”
“I’m very excited about the potential this joint venture creates for both companies. As the leading independent manga publisher in North America, Seven Seas has a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in licensing and publishing content from Japan. Together, our joint venture will bring a fresh perspective to the game market.”
- Tokyo Ghoul, a deck-building game, adapted from the hit anime franchise about an alternate reality where monstrous ghouls and humans coexist.
- Strike Witches, a miniature-based board game, adapted from the anime of the same name, that pits a team of flying girls with advanced weaponry in dogfights against an invading alien force.
- Spice and Wolf, an economy-based board game about traveling merchants peddling their wares, based on the hit anime franchise of the same name.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Tokyo Ghoul and am looking forward to finding out more about the anime. I am anxious to see how Shinobi 7 adds some flair to the dock-building genre as well because I personally think it needs a new spark. If you’re a fan of any of the above mentioned anime then make sure to keep your eyes peeled. More information will be on the way, and I’m hoping we’ll see some product images soon!