Tilt to live in Ubisoft's upcoming 3DS adventure.
Over the years, we've grown accustomed to seeing new games starring franchise heroes like Mario and Sonic. That said, we're in the mood for some new blood, and Ubisoft may deliver with CC, the adorable star of the upcoming 3DS game, Cubic Ninja.
Currently in development by AQ Interactive, the promising adventure casts you as the cute pajama wearing assassin, charged with rescuing a kidnapped princess and friends from some unknown mastermind and a series of bosses like Woofbot and Scorchbot.
On that note, this isn't your typical platform adventure. Instead of rapidly pressing the 3DS face buttons to unleash special attacks, you simply tilt the system in all directions to guide CC through well over 100 unique levels. It's similar to Sega's Super Monkey Ball franchise, but a lot more dangerous.
You see, getting CC from point A to point B will take steady hands, patience and some skill, as hazards come in many forms, including razor sharp spikes, enemies, fire and opening/closing platforms that'll squash the ninja flat.
Thankfully, CC can collect scrolls that imbue the little guy with different powers. The useful shield protects him from attack, while the shrink ability lets him easily thread the needle. You can hit switches from a distance using the valuable switch push feature, and the ninja star does exactly what it should, destroying enemies with a overwhelming dose of ninja fury.
Now in addition to the single player campaign, Cubic Ninja also features Time Attack and Survival. The most intriguing option, though, is the Level Creator that grants you the opportunity to design your own stages and share them with others by scanning QR codes with the 3DS camera. That should keep you busy after completing the story mode.
All of this sounds promising, but here's the thing. Cubic Ninja doesn't make use of the glasses free 3D while using motion controls, since it would be impossible to achieve the effect while rotating the system 180 or more degrees.
For now, Cubic Ninja has a lot of potential, and we hope it stands out among the system's more high profile games. Find out if it achieves triple A status when Ubisoft ships the title June 14.
[Editor's Note: Previously, we reported that Cubic Ninja didn't support 3D at all. That turned out to be false. You can use it in conjunction with the circle pad controls.]