Forget predators, marines, monsters or cowboys- aliens are about to face their greatest foe yet.

Once upon a time in Japan, there was a band of great Iga Ninja warriors, led by Yamata. One day, they witness a flash in the sky, and a roaring giant ball of fire crashing into the distant forest. The warriors rush into the deep woods in an attempt to identify the mysterious fireball. There, betraying their expectations, they are stunned to find new enemies. Never-seen-before creatures with claws and fangs; ALIENS! The hungry brutal aliens starts to savage and feast on the Ninja warriors, leaving only few to survive. Yamata and his warriors swear to avenge their comrades’ deaths, risking their lives to challenge the aliens. However, none of their Ninja weapons, neither the swords nor the throwing stars, have any affect on the aliens. Now, the Japanese greatest Iga Ninja face the biggest challenge ever!

There’s been a trailer for Alien Vs Ninja floating around Youtube with crappy quality and subtitles, so it’s good to see the full, ridiculous thing. If you get a Versus feeling out of the forest swordplay contained within there’s good reason- co-director Yuji Shimomura was the action director on that film.

Twitch has the first look:

Alien Vs Ninja will have its world premiere at- you guessed it, the New York Asian Film Festival, on July 3rd. Star Masanori Mimoto will be in attendance for a Q&A.