One of the biggest booths at this year’s Tokyo Game Show is for Ninjala, a multiplayer action game for Nintendo Switch.
You gotta be charmed by a video game in which one of the central mechanics is based around bubble gum.
Ninjala was designed by Takeshi Arakawa, best known for producing Dissidia Final Fantasy, and created by GungHo boss Kazuki Morishita.
To get a weapon, you must blow a bubble and, in the demo, I could pull out a ridiculous-looking soft swords with which to club others. The characters ran upside buildings, thanks to their sticky shoes. I thought this gum-based concept was enjoyable enough that it transcended any art comparisons.