International Ninja Day
Every year on December 5th, we celebrate our fascination and love of all things ninja with International Ninja Day. Historically, ninjas were highly-skilled and lethal mercenaries, originating in Japan hundreds of years ago. Today, ninjas continue to make an everlasting impact on pop culture, including video games. From classic gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Entertainment System to recent powerhouses like the Xbox Series X, ninjas continue to show up in video games. Join us as we take a look at some of our favourite gaming ninjas.
Ryu Hayabusa – Ninja Gaiden Series
Ryu Hayabusa has been slicing and dicing since the NES days. Check out our review of the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection released earlier this year.
Taki – Soulcalibur Series
Taki is a ninja as deadly as she is beautiful, and a staple of the Soulcalibur franchise. Check out our review of Soulcalibur VI here.
Sub-Zero & Scorpion – Mortal Kombat Series
While not the only ninjas in the Mortal Kombat franchise, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are definitely the most iconic. Get over here!
Mai Shiranui – Fatal Fury Series
Mai Shiranui is an iconic character from the Fatal Fury series dating way back to her first appearance in Fatal Fury 2 (1992).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – TMNT Series
These bodacious ninjas might not have started in gaming – but they’ve been kicking radical butt since the NES days. They’ll be back next year in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.
Check out page 2 for more gaming ninjas.