A few weeks ago, Eurogamer.net posted this article concerning N+.
Unfortunately it contained not one, not two, but three factual errors. Actually, it’s more like 3.5.. but that would ruin the baseball metaphor so we’ll round down.
Just to clear things up:
The ninja’s name IS NOT “N”!
The article refers to “a ninja called N”, which is patently false: the ninja has no name. From the in-game story (which apparently nobody reads):
“N, ‘the way of the ninja,’ is a highly advanced system of spiritual, cognitive, and physical training. It emphasizes pacifism, humility, and the need to traverse a series of 5 rooms before the end of your lifetime, a feat known only as “beating an episode””
The ninja would prefer to remain anonymous at this time.
The ninja’s gender IS NOT “MALE”!
The article goes on to refer to the ninja using the masculine pronoun “his”, which is again sadly incorrect since the ninja is decidedly non-gender-specific. We’re not sure how people get the idea that the ninja is male.. or even human for that matter — have you seen the head on that thing?!
The ninja would prefer to remain gender-neutral.
The handheld version of N+ IS NOT “U.S.-ONLY”!
We’re happy to announce that N+ will indeed be released in Europe. Hooray!! We’re not sure what the translated title will be — we kid, obviously it’ll be “Royale with Cheese”.
Also, that last error is going to cost Eurogamer an extra 50% wrong, since not only did they mistakenly claim N+ would be US-only, but (to add insult to other insult) they rather tactlessly totally ignored Canada!
If N+ were not coming to Europe (which it’s not.. it is very definitely not not coming to Europe, just to make things perfectly clear), it would still be released in North America — the majority of which is Canada!
We might only have 10% the population of the USA, but you’d better believe we’ve got 103% of the land mass. Booyah!
Better luck next time, Eurogamer.