It may come as a surprise that IO Interactive – the creative team behind Hitman and Kane & Lynch – is trying something less mature on for size. It's obvious at first glance that the simple and stylized Mini Ninjas is a far cry from the studios past titles. Despite that fact, the game still holds status as a pet project for many members of the staff who have a particular infatuation with feudal Japan. The team also admitted wanting to create a game they could play with their wives and children. And with that Mini Ninjas was born.