Ninjala Surpasses 1 Million Downloads In One Day After Global Launch

Ninjala Surpasses 1 Million Downloads In One Day After Global Launch
Credit: Ninjala Official Website

GungHo Online Entertainment has announced its recently launched free-to-play title Ninjala has made a major milestone. The game has surpassed one million downloads one day after it was released globally. Ninjala is a Nintendo Switch exclusive title, but players from all over the globe can now download it from the Switch eShop.

The developer has announced a commemorative gift for players that also serves as an apology for some server issues during launch. After the game was released, some players reported having connection issues, but now the reason why should make more sense.

Everyone playing Ninjala will receive 100 Jala and 10 IPPON Gum (Flame) for free from June 25 until August 26. The redemption time is around two months, giving current and new players time to enjoy the rewards.

Ninjala is officially in its first season. Players can collect a variety of colorful ninja avatars along with a wide range of coloring and accessories. Players can customize their ninja by mixing and matching their clothing.

Ninjala is a free-to-play online multiplayer action game. The game was initially announced in 2018 and set to release earlier this year. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the game’s release date was slightly delayed. The title was officially released as a digital download on the Switch eShop on June 24.

Similar to other Battle Royale-style games, the focus is on the action. Players take on the role of a modern-day ninja and take part in the Ninjala tournament. GungHo has released some animated video content to introduce players into the lore of the game. Players interested in learning more can find the additional story content, along with information on how to play on the official Ninjala website.

Season 1’s primary protagonist is Van, a basketball-loving ninja. His story is told in a unique graphic novel style.

While the game is free to play, players can purchase the Ninjala Pass, where they can earn limited-edition avatar items and Jala just by playing the game. Jala is currency used in the game to purchase additional items.

Twelve types of weapons are available in the first season. Players access the base guns and then customize them with Ninja-Gum found in the Gumball Machine.

Players also have the option to “lend your own personal touch to battles” with various emotes and stickers. Gum Utsusemi is used to confused opponents and communicate with teammates in battle.

Ninjala is available now on the Nintendo Switch.