ESRB Rating Sheds Light on Cubic Ninja Gameplay, Buttocks Fragments

UPDATE: New info and screens

We don't know much about Ubisoft's upcoming 3DS title Cubic Ninja, but recently an ESRB rating summary has appeared that clears a few things up – for one, will there be butt fragments? Yes, there will.

This is a puzzle platformer in which players guide a boxy ninja through over 100 mazes. As players float and bounce around each level, they must trigger door mechanisms while avoiding spikes or collapsing walls. Damage to characters includes getting comically crushed, poked, or thrown into the screen. During the course of the game, a frog-like character may eat players' ninja and emit blocky fragments from its buttocks.

Suddenly, we're very much looking forward to this one. Are you?

Update

Shortly after posting this, we received a full press release from Ubisoft, perhaps the most intriguing detail of which is that the game will be a buttons-free experience, operating entirely on the twists and turns of the system's gyroscope or circle pad. You can read the full press release below.

What: Cubic Ninja™

Platform: Nintendo 3DS™ system

When: Summer 2011

Details: Ubisoft is happy to announce Cubic Ninja™, the Nintendo 3DS™ title that lets you play without ever touching a button. Simply tilt and turn your Nintendo 3DS to solve challenging puzzles, outwit devious enemies and escape intricate traps.

Cubic Ninja places you in the role of CC, a brave little ninja with a distinctly cubic shape. The princess of your beloved kingdom – plus a few of your ninja friends – has been abducted. It’s up to you to save everyone! You must tilt and turn your way through over 100 eye-opening levels, defeating adversaries such as Woofbot, Scorchbot and more! From raging infernos to elemental forces of wind and water, your enemies will do whatever it takes to stop you.

But you won’t be stopped. If you have to tumble till you’re dizzy, or survive raging waters just to rescue the princess, then you will. Because you’re Cubic Ninja. And that’s how you roll.

KEY FEATURES

ELECTRIFYING GAMEPLAY – Who needs buttons? Tilt and turn controls guide Cubic Ninja through more than 100 challenging levels. Or simply use the Circle Pad.

MASTER NINJUTSU SKILLS – Outwit cunning traps and rescue your fellow Ninjas by earning and unleashing mysterious Ninjutsu skills.

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS – Race through a level as quickly as you can, share a ghosted replay of your best run, and dare your friends to beat it.

UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVITY – Create your own pulse-quickening levels and display them as a QR Code that can be shared with players all over the world.

[via esrb.org]

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