The game focuses around the title character Tsumuji, who is a ninja who is tasked to using his skills in a variety of situations.
Much like Phantom Hourglass the game is controlled entirely via the touch screen. Tapping a location will get Tsumuji to move there. He can also use weapons, like double tapping to throw rocks at enemies.
Stealth also plays a large role in the game. Tsumuji can make use of the environment to conceal himself. Solving certain quests will require doing tasks unnoticed, and other challenges can be bypassed with stealth.