The debut title of developer Blazing Lizard, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball allows up to eight players to compete online in various game modes including Exhibition, Story and Challenge. The game will also support four-player local games, in either a cooperative effort or some kind of Errol Flynn-Sho Kosugi type thing.
Mike Wilson, Gamecock Grand Champeen, said, "If ever there was a team we were destined to work with and a game we were destined to publish, this is it! Going beyond the brilliant concept, Blazing Lizard has shown us that their title will set a new high bar for gameplay and graphical expectations in downloadable console games."
Blazing Lizard Studio Director Chris Stockman said his company elected to work with Gamecock because, "They understand what a developer wants out of a publisher. It was an easy decision to team with them on Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, and we couldn't be happier."
Along with the quest for a unified field theory in physics and debate over the "Big Bang" origin of the universe in physical cosmology, the "pirates vs. ninjas" question has been a point of contention among intellectuals since the 1602 invasion of the Hideo Nakajita shogunate by the rag-tag forces of Greenbeard the Belligerent. Many had thought the question settled with the emergence of Real Ultimate Power, which sought to demonstrate the preeminence of ninjas through both scientific interpretation and historical precedent, but the recent popularity of Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies has reinvigorated the swashbuckling side of the debate.
No information regarding platform availability has been given, but Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball is scheduled for release as a downloadable title in the first quarter of 2008.