Eidos has announced Mini Ninjas, a new game being developed by Io Interactive from Kane & Lynch fame.

Replacing adult themes with cartoon fun suitable for children, Mini Ninjas follows Hiro, a young ninja embarking on a journey to restore harmony to the world by overthrowing the Evil Samurai Warlord and his army.

You will have to help Hiro harness the power of his Kuji magic to help battle his enemies, as well as call on the help of some of your fellow pint-sized warriors.

"Mini Ninjas represents a truly special game for us", said Niels Jørgensen, general manager of Io Interactive.

"The whole team is very excited about it, because it is unique in so many ways. From the art style to the characters and the depth of the game – Mini Ninjas has that exceptional appeal, which is sure to keep both young and old very entertained".

Mini Ninjas is due for release in autumn 2009 on Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Xbox 360, PC Games for Windows and PlayStation 3.

Head over to the Mini Ninjas website for trailers and more information.

Visit www.minininjas.co.uk for trailers, screenshots and information.