Jonathan "Pixeltao" Lavigne, one of several talented artists who worked on Ubisoft's splendid XBLA/PSN game Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, has released a new game independently for free: Ninja Senki, an action platformer for Windows PC but with a retro game aesthetic.

Inspired by the NES's Ninja JaJaMaru-kun and Retro Game Challenge's Robot Ninja Haggle Man, the game has players leading shuriken-throwing Hayate against "a band of evil ninjas and various mythological Japanese creatures in his quest to avenge the death of his beloved."

Ninja Senki promises 16 stages, multiple endings, gamepad support (it's preferred, actually!), and more. It also features a cameo from the mascot of a certain Nintendo DS site! You can download it right now at the game's official site.