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It’s been a long 12 months for NaturalMotion studios and its Clumsy Ninja game. After drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd at Apple’s iPhone 5 event last fall, the title essentially disappeared, with no word on when or if it would be released.

That changed, though, a month or two ago, when Clumsy Ninja started showing up in international App Stores. And we’re happy to say that this week, the game’s finally landed in the United States App Store, and is now available for download…

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From the App Store’s description:

Meet Clumsy Ninja, the most hapless ninja ever to grace a touchscreen!

Train him, throw him, tickle him, and even tie balloons to him. Everything you do will make Clumsy Ninja more skilful, and help him find his missing friend, Kira.

Clumsy Ninja is the next generation of interactive characters! He can sense, feel, move, and react uniquely every time. Prepare to be amazed…oh, and please take good care of him!

And here’s a lengthy gameplay video:

I look at Clumsy Ninja as a cooler version of Tamagotchi, or other virtual pets. You’ll train your ninja, teach him new tricks and moves, and you’ll be able to customize him with suits and headbands. The game is very personal and interactive.

NaturalMotion also touts that this is the first game ever on touch devices to use the EUPHORIA simulation technology. And it claims that this tech will help produce the most believable character and character movements you’ve ever seen.

Clumsy Ninja is a free-to-play game, but there are various in-app purchases. If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find it in the App Store for both the iPhone and iPad.

  • Hermès Vainstar Chu

    Finally! not like im going to play this but i will try it out for the sake of the one year wait

  • Christian Mejía

    Well that was quick

  • Σαλαη αββας

    Sweet

  • Nirvana

    still looks pretty nice and cute, long after its demo!

  • Leonard Wong

    This game is totally ruined by them after recent 2 updates.Before that, the experience needed to level up was less than 800K.
    After the update it constantly become 2 million plus.
    Although the max level had increased from 51 to 99 but it is so tough to reach 51 now already

    • RarestName

      What, the maximum’s upped to 99? I have just reached level 39…

      • Leonard Wong

        Yes it was upped to level 99 the recent first update.And the update today include such IAP and belts for those extra levels.
        I know how you feel.I charge it all the way and hoping I will reach 51 but then they increased.No way I gonna charge it again!
        Already Level 47 and happy with it

      • RarestName

        I agree that the update totally changed the gaming experience.

        Special moves no longer give extra XP. The money chest, bamboo tree and other stuff changed from 2 hours to 10+ hours. The big XP numbers no longer feels that challenging for some reason.

      • Leonard Wong

        Yup.I am quite disappointed about it!

  • RarestName

    Sigh, there goes the exclusivity 😛

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Def downloading!

  • abdullah575

    FINALLY i was waiting for it … for ages!!!

  • abdullah575

    finally!!

  • chumawumba

    Too bad most people already forgot about it. Maybe if they actually released it lat year people would have been more excited about it.

  • Bjørn Holm

    Awesome.. Playing this on my iPad Air!!
    Looks great.

  • Dylfo

    Does not work on 4s ):

    • Tobias Krøyer

      Yes it does. It’s struggling, but it’s definitely playable.

  • Sean Cua

    Finally….3 years or 2 years of waiting.

  • ɑղժɾҽա

    I thought they cancelled the development of the game. It took them so long!

  • Annie

    I have reached level 50 and have become a Master Ninja. After earning my new attire, the game tells me to continue training. And a photo shows the Ninja about to enter a cave. COMING SOON. WTF???