Some of you may have been aware of the rumblings that an official American Ninja Warrior video game was on the way. Well, we now have a release date to look forward to.
American Ninja Warrior Challenge will launch on March 19, 2019 for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™.
You can watch the trailer for the game above. It looks like it includes the ability to customize your own athlete and take on some classic Ninja Warrior obstacles like the Floating Steps, Jumping Spider, and of course, the Warped Wall.
The press release for the game describes it like this:
“With the goal to achieve Total Victory, players compete on favorite obstacle courses from the show to earn the “American Ninja Warrior” title, while show hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila provide commentary. Players can test their skills with friends and family in couch multi-player mode or take on the challenging career mode to train and compete all the way to Mt. Midoriyama.”
The game is rated E for everyone, keeping with the show’s family-friendly environment. Take a look at some screenshots from the game below.
It looks like you’ll have a ton of options to customize your Ninja avatar.
The obstacles are definitely plucked right from the show.
So now you CAN say you’ve hit a buzzer. Just don’t elaborate on where...
The game wouldn’t be complete without Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila cheering you on.
Will you be trying out the new game? We’re so curious to find out more about how the game play works!
You can read the full press release below.
GameMill Entertainment to Hit the Obstacle Course with the Series-Inspired American Ninja Warrior Challenge Video Game
New Interactive Experience Brings the Five-Time Emmy Award-Nominated American Ninja Warrior to Major Game Consoles for the First Time This March
January 23, 2019 – GameMill Entertainment, a leading publisher of casual games for the mass market consumer, in collaboration with NBC and Universal’s Games team, today announced its upcoming title American Ninja Warrior Challenge, based on NBC’s hit show American Ninja Warrior. Launching on March 19, 2019 for PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™, the game marks the first time an American Ninja Warrior experience will be available on consoles.
With the goal to achieve Total Victory, players compete on favorite obstacle courses from the show to earn the “American Ninja Warrior” title, while show hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila provide commentary. Players can test their skills with friends and family in couch multi-player mode or take on the challenging career mode to train and compete all the way to Mt. Midoriyama.
“American Ninja Warrior has continuously grown in popularity over the past 10 seasons and we are thrilled to partner with NBCUniversal to bring fans an authentic and action-packed American Ninja Warrior experience on gaming consoles for the first time,” said Tim Flaherty, Partner at GameMill Entertainment. “We are excited to unveil the many challenging and fun features in the coming months, which are designed to allow players to step into the shoes of their very own American Ninja Warrior competitor.”
“Millions of fans around the world have been inspired and entertained by American Ninja Warrior since it first debuted and it has transformed into an unrivaled pop culture phenomenon,” said Chris Heatherly, EVP, Games & Digital Platforms at Universal. “American Ninja Warrior Challenge lets players test their strength and endurance on iconic obstacle courses to become the ultimate Ninja competitor.”
Throughout its 10-year run (and counting), the five-time Emmy Award-nominated American Ninja Warrior has been a cultural phenomenon that captivates millions of viewers every week. Based on Sasuke from Japan’s Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, the show has no gender boundaries, and has inspired athletes and contestants of all ages. The competitors tackle qualifying and city finals rounds across the country, all in the hope of reaching the four-stage national finals in Las Vegas, which includes the intimidating Mt. Midoriyama. While it is one of the most difficult competition shows on television, American Ninja Warrior is accessible to everyone, regardless of age.
American Ninja Warrior Challenge launches on March 19, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
About American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior, which airs Monday on NBC, is currently in its 10th season and its seventh full season on the network. The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. Contestants compete for a chance at
About GameMill Entertainment
GameMill Entertainment, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a third-party publisher of casual games for the mass market consumer. Development platforms include PC, Nintendo handhelds and consoles including Nintendo DS™, Nintendo 3DS™ and Wii™, Switch™, Microsoft consoles including Xbox 360®, Xbox One video game and entertainment system, XBLA, Microsoft Games On Demand, and Sony consoles including PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and mobile devices. With development across the globe, GameMill is a source of entertaining and fun games for all ages. For more information, please visit: www.game-mill.com.
About Universal Games and Digital Platforms
Universal’s Games and Digital Platforms group leverages the vast portfolio of IP and characters from NBCUniversal. The Games and Digital Platforms group is a business unit of Universal Brand Development, which is chartered with globally expanding the company’s intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. The company’s extensive portfolio includes properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development (www.universalbranddevelopment.com) is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS)
With over 50 years of experience licensing programming overseas, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) has distributed programs of all genres – dramas, anime, documentaries, formats, movies – in over 160 countries worldwide and has firmly established its presence as a major content provider in the global arena. TBS is one of the most innovative broadcasters in creating variety formats, and in collaboration with Bellon Entertainment, having licensed nearly 200 localized versions including global hits like America’s Funniest Home Videos/You’ve Been Framed, Takeshi’s Castle/MXC, Sasuke/Ninja Warrior, among many. Looking ahead, TBS aims to further raise its profile overseas by expanding sales around the world of TBS hit shows and take advantage of new opportunities in the digital market place.