An increasing number of videogames are taking their inspiration directly from Internet phenomena (N+, Strongbad and Defend Your Castle to name but three). Adding to that growing list today is Gamecock, confirming that Pirates Vs Ninjas Dodgeball will be released for the Nintendo Wii this winter.
[Screenshots: Xbox 360 version]
Pirates vs Ninja Dodgeball started life as an Internet meme in which surfers argued over which would win in a battle to the death, but Gamecock reckons that a dodgeball competition is the way to go instead.
The game allows competition up to eight players and offers a total of seven teams, including pirates, ninjas, robots and zombies, plus three unannounced ball slingers. Each team utilises its own unique techniques and strategies to try and ultimately defeat the enemies. The Nintendo Wii build of the game (it’s also being launched on Xbox Live shortly) features a number of new features, including fresh challenge modes and a number of customisable control options.
“The competition between the Pirates and the Ninjas is so huge that battles are breaking out all over,” said Harry Miller, El Presidente of Gamecock Media Group. “We’re happy to bring this grand conflict to the Wii, and give players the chance to help determine who the ultimate champions are.”
Shouldn’t this really be a WiiWare release? Oh well.