OPEN EMOTION STUDIOS REVEALS THE DETAILS BEHIND THE COMBAT OF NINJAMURAI FOR PSP

Limerick, Ireland - (June 30, 2011) - Video Game Developer Open Emotion Studios ( http://www.openemotionstudios.com), today released new details on the multi-faceted combat system for its upcoming PSP Mini title, Ninjamurai.  The title is set to launch next week on Tuesday, July 5th. 

The upcoming PSP Mini title puts players in control of a young ninja-samurai known as Ninjamurai on his quest to discover more about the "Black Armour" corporation and find those responsible for the death of his parents.  With reflexive combat options, break-neck speed and high-flying action, players must battle and outrun a number of evil forces.  The complex combat system is all about choice: players can focus on the speed of their Ninja training forsaking combative abilities but giving them extra speed, stealth and jumping abilities.

Or if they prefer, players can challenge all those in their path via the combat stance which gives them a powerful magical jutsu, combo attacks and a powerful stab attack.  Players can opt to kill everything that moves or zoom past everyone and everything; with the achievement system rewarding both approaches! 

Combat offers two unique stances: Speed stance and Combat stance.  In Speed stance, Ninjamurai can double jump and also use his stealth jutsu to sneak past enemies, but he is limited to a very simplistic slash attack.  In Combat stances, Ninjamurai can do a large combo attack and use a combat jutsu to take out all enemies, which uses all of his mana, however he can't double jump in this stance.  Both stances allow Ninjamuri to wall slide, wall jump and throw Kunai Knives. 

"We are always trying to find the perfect way to explain the combat in Ninjamurai and we think one of the game's reviewers following it launch in Europe summed it up best when saying 'Take some Shinobi, mix in a surprisingly complex combat system and then add the speed and jumping physics from the good Sonic games, bake for a while and you should come up with Ninjamurai'*, said Paddy Murphy, CEO of Open Emotion Studios.  "That is exactly what we are going for with Ninjamurai and we're thrilled people are picking up on that formula."

Ninjamurai tells the tale of revenge as Takezou Nishimura (Ninjamurai) journeys across a strange and twisted world to take on the might of the evil Black Armour Corporation. The PSP Mini will featuring 20 levels, a huge soundtrack, hand drawn visuals, 5 costumes, 12 in-game achievements, time trials and so much more!

Ninjamurai just recently became available for PSN in Europe and will be launching in North America on July 5th.  For more information, please visit the official Website at http://www.openemotionstudios.com

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*The quote used above is from a Gamers Podcast feature of the game that can be found here:

http://www.gmrfm.com

About Open Emotion Studios

Open Emotion Studios ( http://www.openemotionstudios.com) is a video-game development company, operating out of Limerick, Ireland since late 2009. The company was founded by 3 friends, Patrick Murphy, Mike Naughton and Colm English, whose goal was to produce the games they themselves would like to see on the market. From the beginning of

2010 they have switched focus solely towards the console gaming market with games like Mad Blocker Alpha and Ninjamurai appearing on Sony Platforms. The company grew quickly, partly due to the success of the Studios first flash game, Mad Blocker which was a surprise success garnering over 2 million plays worldwide in its first month on general release.

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