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CRV 08:45, 31 July 2011 (CDT) [permalink] [comments]

Sure, seeing Shinobi Legions and Shinobi X boxes in the Tose Corporate Guide 2001 confirms Tose's involvement with the Sega Saturn Shinobi game, but more evidence don't hurt none - especially since there are no game staff credits, just the cutscene cast and crew (which could also be evidence). Presenting shared fonts...

Shin Shinobi Den (新・忍伝)/Shinobi Legions/Shinobi X (Saturn)

Shinobi
Source

Ultraman Powered (3DO fighting game developed by Tose)

Ultraman Powered
Source: Video below

Note the other visual similarities between the two, most obviously the use of digitized graphics. Is it possible that Ultraman Powered, released first, laid the foundation for Saturn Shinobi? You be the judge.

(And in case you missed it, please read GDRI's interview with Daniel Auld, who worked on Ultraman Powered at Tose.)

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asdf said ...

The font is called "Banco". It seems it's owned by Adobe so I assume it's been included with their software and various font collections forever.

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/banco/

--asdf 10:20, 31 July 2011 (CDT)

CRV said ...

@asdf Thank you.

--CRV 12:36, 31 July 2011 (CDT)

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