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It’s time for a brand new season in the ninja gum-chewing, “IPPON!” smack down free-for-all multiplayer game Ninjala! For its Season 5 theme, it’s diving into the world of fairy tales. The event begins on Wednesday, March 24th, at 7 p.m. PT and will conclude on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:59 p.m. PT.

Here’s what awaits all you shinobi-in-training in Season 5:

  • Ninjala Beginners Campaign, a new event that includes a “Beginners Login Bonus” of 1000 Jala, a 55% off “Beginners Sale” discount on Story Pack Chapter 1 and 2, and a new tutorial story chapter called the “Tale for Ninjala Beginners.”
    • Players who complete this tutorial will receive various rewards including costumes, Ninja Medals, and Gumball Machine Coins for the new ‘Coin Gacha.’
  • New costumes based on Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Sun Wukong, Rapunzel, Pinocchio, Princess Kaguya, and more.
  • New Gum WeaponsShinobuzz Paper FanGR8 Gear, and ASAKUSA Wheel—that take existing weapons and put a twist on them with a combination of Gum Ninjutsu, Special, and Gum Shoots.
    • For example, GR8 Gear is a hammer-type weapon with the Gum Launcher as its Gum Shoot.
  • Strike Big, a new Shinobi Card, which allows players to start a battle with a Big Weapon but resets when the player is KO’d or the weapon breaks.
  • Online Tournament, a new mode, that lets players duke it out in Ranked Battles to be crowned the victor! The first tournament will be held in collaboration with Nissin U.F.O. Yakisoba, in which players will compete on an event-exclusive ladder to earn a special IPPON Decoration, a limited edition emote, Gumball Machine coins, and Ninja Medals.
    • All players who participate will receive a special IPPON Decoration.
  • Ninjala Striker, a new Featured Battle, where players split into two teams of four and attack a giant ball to knock it into the enemies’ goal. The team with the most goals wins, and if teams have the same goal count, KOs and IPPONs will break the tie.
    • After every victory, players have a chance to win the Soccer Soldier Cap headgear.
    • Ninjala Striker is available for the first three weekends of Season 5.
  • Even more in-game events, like the new “GOEMON Matsuri”, another Loot Battle Matsuri, more Ninjala Pass Matsuri, and some exciting surprises!

Additionally, a new card set, Ninjala Collection Card Volume 1+, is now available for pre-order. These cards follow the “Fairy Tales” theme, with various fairy tale motifs, and can be used to unlock mini-games by scanning them with a Joy-Con controller.



Ninjala is free-to-play and exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.


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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)