Nintendo Switch’s Ninjala Online Open Beta Test Confirmed For April 28

19.April.2020 | ANIME&GAME

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced an open beta for Ninjala which will begin on April 28, 2020. Ninjala is an upcoming multiplayer action game set to release worldwide on the Nintendo Switch™ on May 27, 2020.

 

The open beta schedule is as follows:

 

PDT

April 28 from 12:00 to 12:59
April 28 from 20:00 to 20:59
April 29 from 04:00 to 04:59

BST

April 28 from 20:00 to 20:59
April 29 from 04:00 to 04:59
April 29 from 12:00 to 12:59

JST

April 29 from 04:00 to 04:59
April 29 from 12:00 to 12:59
April 29 from 20:00 to 20:59

AEST

April 29 from 05:00 to 05:59
April 29 from 13:00 to 13:59
April 29 from 21:00 to 21:59

In the world of Ninjala, players blow bubble gum to craft different weapons and fight using the fighting style of ninjutsu. Players can also transform into nearby objects, and they must use parkour to traverse different landscapes while aiming to take down their opponents.

The open beta gives players a first opportunity to experience the game’s 8-player battle royale modeーwhere they can destroy Drones which appear in the stages as well as rack up their score by taking down opponentsーas well as the training mode.

 

Players can try out four of the twelve available weapons in the game, which are split into three categories: the Katana which is all about Speed, the Hammer which focuses on Power, and the Yo-Yo which benefits from its Reach.

A second Developer Diary was also released on the official Ninjala YouTube channel where you can hear and see the latest developments from Ninjala game designer and writer Kazuki Morishita and director Motoki Kaneda.

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