GungHo Online Entertainment announced this week that their upcoming game Ninjala will be holding an open beta at the end of April. This will be one of the few chances you can play the game before it's gets released, even though it's going to be a free-to-play title. The open beta times will be April 28th from 12:00-12:59pm and 8:00-20:59pm, with another session on April 29th from 4:00-04:59am. The open beta will feature the eight-player battle royale mode and a training mode for everyone to test out. Players will also be able to try out four of the twelve weapons that will be available at launch. Those include the Ippon Katana, Drill Beat, SK8 Hammer, and Trick Ball. You can read more about the game itself below.
"Ninjala is an online Ninja-Gum action game featuring a colorful cast of ninjas who battle it out in action-packed clashes while free-running across dynamic environments. These young descendants of ancient ninja clans wield a variety of special items and abilities, highlighted by the use of distinctive 'Ninja-Gum' weapons. The appearance and variety of your weapon will vary depending on the type of Ninja-Gum you use. Take part in Battle Royale-style matches of up to 8 players and vie for supremacy with ninja around the world. The player who earns the most points over the course of the match will be declared the winner. Score points by defeating your opponents, obtaining items, destroying drones positioned across the stage, and more. Earn extra points by taking down your opponents with an IPPON—impressive finishing techniques. Join up with friends and take part in a 4-on-4 team battle. Cooperate with your teammates and earn more points than the opposing team to be declared the winner. A colorful variety of costumes and accessories from an array of unique fashion brands are available. Choose from a wide variety of avatar items which can be combined as you see fit. You can stick to one brand for a consistent look, or mix and match to create a style all your own!"