Look out, Hatch [$2.99], NaturalMotion's Clumsy Ninja [Free] is finally here. This game has been in development forever, the first time we saw it was back at the iPhone 5 reveal keynote over a year ago. Since then, its releases has been clouded in mystery aside from a soft launch ages ago in both New Zealand and Singapore of all places.

We fiddled around with the New Zealand version for a while, and it's sort of strange how virtual pet maintenance activities are intertwined with constant objectives and other things to do to level up. Additionally, the physics engine powering the whole thing is incredibly impressive. Honestly, the game is worth downloading just to see how realistically your ninja stumbles around when you grab its hand and pull it.

Whether you actually get invested in taking care of your ninja beyond the original "Huh, that's neat," is another story entirely. People in our forums playing the soft launched version have really enjoyed it, so, why not?

  • Wave_Rider99

    It is an amazing game, been playing it for about two weeks now and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Have spent any money yet and I am level 36.

  • VA1N

    Didn't realize this was going to be coming out today. Definitely picking this one up!

  • galaxy124

    Have this game 2 weeks or so. It is a fun game in the beginning, but after a week or so, it is actualy boring.

  • Taeles

    Hilarious game 🙂

  • Ramaz1234

    Sweet downloading now

  • spike17spiegel

    Wow it looks really good from the video. Can't wait to try out once it's downloaded!

  • bigjack66

    It's great! I normally don't care for virtual pet apps but this ones great fun! The animations fantastic and it's fun throwing the ninja about! There are objectives to meet and a bit of a story. He's great I love him.

  • Nycteris

    Oh my goodness, sorry Hatch, but the Ninja has a plot & many mini games. This is amazing, even on my iPhone 4.