Shinobi Legions

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Shinobi Legions
Publisher: Sega, Vic Tokai (US)

Developer: Sega, Tose

System(s): Sega Saturn

Genre: Action















Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn JP 1995-06-30 ¥4,800 GS-9010
Sega Saturn US 1995-11 $? T-2301H
Sega Saturn EU 1996 £39.99 MK81082-50
Sega Saturn BR 199x $? 191x66


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Shinobi Legions, known as Shinobi X in Europe and Shin Shinobi Den (新・忍伝) in Japan, is a video game in the Shinobi series, originally released for the Sega Saturn in 1995. It is a 2D game, similar to Shinobi games found on earlier consoles, and makes heavy use of live action cutscenes which have since been criticised for having poor acting.

Programming errors mean that Shinobi Legions cannot be played if two controllers are connected to the console.

Sega of Europe's producer David Nulty was reportedly unimpressed with Shinobi Legions's quality, and decided to delay the game from seeing a European release so that the entire soundtrack could be replaced. The new soundtrack was produced by Richard Jacques, who aimed for a style closer to that of Yuzo Koshiro, the man behind The Revenge of Shinobi's musical score. For this reason, this version of the game is often seen as superior to its North American and Japanese counterparts.

Production Credits (Shin Shinobi Den/Shinobi Legions)

Cast

Sho: Tetsuya Aoki
Kazuma: Hiromitsu Miyamoto
Aya: Kumiko Odaka
Ukyo: Masayuki Ohta
Sakyo: Narito Shigemi
Kouryuu: Tatsuo Inada
Talace: Shinnosuke Yagami
Nicholi: Kouichi Natsuyama
Rushudo: Eiichi Takagi
Swordman: Taketo Nakamura
Stickmaster: Yoshiki Tsujimoto
Ninja: Arata Okumiyama
Martial Artist: Eiichi Takagi

Staff

Camera: Yasuhiro Kinoshita
Lighting: Manabu Yasuda
Recording: Shuuichi Oki
Video: Eiji Hiroishi
Artwork: Touei Bijyutu Center
Stylist: Masako Yamada
Decorations: Keiichi Tamai
Propman: Kouzu Shoukai
Clothing: Tokyo Ishou
Special Effects: Ryuuichi Ito
CG: Axe
Editing: Yasurou Mizukami
MA: Masaya Ishihara
Record: Hisayo Shiba
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Kouji Yamamoto, Fumie Saito
Action Coordinator: Yuuta Morokaji
Business Coordinator: Isao Nagaoka
Camera Assistant: Toshihiro Gotsubo
Lighting Assistant: Akio Yamanaka, Harumi Sumiyama, Masatsugu Inoue
Cooperation: Toei, Japan Action Club, AD Studio
Director: Nagi Onomichi
Producer: Hirofumi Nakanishi
Co-production: Kids Company
Presented by: Sega Enterprises

Production Credits (Shinobi X)

Cast

Sho: Tetsuya Aoki
Kazuma: Hiromitsu Miyamoto
Aya: Kumiko Odaka
Ukyo: Masayuki Ohta
Sakyo: Narito Shigemi
Kouryuu: Tatsuo Inada
Talace: Shinnosuke Yagami
Nicholi: Kouichi Natsuyama
Rushudo: Eiichi Takagi
Swordman: Taketo Nakamura
Stickmaster: Yoshiki Tsujimoto
Ninja: Arata Okumiyama
Martial Artist: Eiichi Takagi

Staff

Camera: Yasuhiro Kinoshita
Lighting: Manabu Yasuda
Recording: Shuuichi Oki
Video: Eiji Hiroishi
Artwork: Touei Bijyutu Center
Stylist: Masako Yamada
Decorations: Keiichi Tamai
Propman: Kouzu Shoukai
Clothing: Tokyo Ishou
Special Effects: Ryuuichi Ito
CG: Axe
Editing: Yasurou Mizukami
MA: Masaya Ishihara
Record: Hisayo Shiba
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Kouji Yamamoto, Fumie Saito
Action Coordinator: Yuuta Morokaji
Business Coordinator: Isao Nagaoka
Camera Assistant: Toshihiro Gotsubo
Lighting Assistant: Akio Yamanaka, Harumi Sumiyama, Masatsugu Inoue
Cooperation: Toei, Japan Action Club, AD Studio
Director: Nagi Onomichi
Producer: Hirofumi Nakanishi
Co-production: Kids Company

Sega of Europe Staff

Music: Richard Jacques
Producer: David Nulty
Technical Support: Tokuhiko Uwabo
Localization Team: Lia Ithell, Simon Bradley, Cara McMullan
Quality Control: Paul Chapman, Darren Jones, Chris Wesson
Sega Sound Library by InVision Interactive

Presented by: Sega Enterprises


Physical Scans

































































Sega Saturn 75 Sega Retro Average
Based on 8 reviews
Publication Score Source
Consoles + 92 №46, p126/127/128
EDGE 40 №24, p76/77
Joypad 88 №45, p22/23 (international)
MAXIMUM 40 №2, p145
Mean Machines Sega 85 №35, p66/67/68/69
Player One 89 №58, p104/105/106
Sega Magazine (UK) 82 №22, p60/61
Sega Pro 81 №49, p54/55
Saturn, US
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Cover

Shinobilegions sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
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Cover

Saturn, JP
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Cover

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Disc
Saturn, BR
Shinobi series of games
Arcade Shinobi (1987) | Shadow Dancer (1989)
Sega Master System Shinobi (1988) | The Cyber Shinobi (1990) | Shadow Dancer (1991)
Sega Mega Drive The Revenge of Shinobi (1989) | Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi (1990) | Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (1993)
Sega Game Gear The GG Shinobi (1991) | The GG Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (1992)
Logo-sat.png Shinobi Legions (1995)
Logo-gba.png The Revenge of Shinobi (2002)
Logo-ps2.png Shinobi (2002) | Nightshade (2003)
Logo-3DS.png Shinobi 3D (2011) | 3D Shinobi III (2013)
Shinobi related media
Albums The Super Shinobi & Works (1989) | Shinobi Original Soundtrack (2002) | Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi Music Collection (2009) | Shinobi 3D Original Soundtrack (2012)
Books Shin Shinobi Den Hisshou Kouryaku Hou (199x) | Shinobi The Complete Guide (2002) | Kunoichi Koushiki Guide Book (2003) | Kunoichi Perfect Guide (2004)