A recent posting for a PEGI rating, Europe’s equivalent of an ESRB rating, points to Sega giving Shinobi III the 3D Classics treatment for the 3DS.
Sega has been in a kind of 3D classic frenzy of late. As of now they have remade Super Hang-On, Space Harrier, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Altered Beast just to name a few. A remake of one of the Shinobi games seems like the next natural step.
For most people, Shinobi is that middling 3DS game that came out a couple of years ago, but to veteran gamers, this series was the reason most of them wanted to grow up to be a ninja. Released for Sega Genesis back in 1993, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master became the fan favorite of the series. It was even included in 2009’s Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. The series had a small resurgence during the middle of the PS2 era, but it quickly faded again until the 3DS game came out in 2011.