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Iceberg Interactive and Noviy Disk Sign Publishing Deal

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2009 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT

Dutch publisher Iceberg Interactive and Russian based Noviy Disk have signed a mutual publishing agreement for the release of several exiting PC titles, including the upcoming port of Ninja Blade.

Iceberg Interactive will start with the release of the epic hack-and-slash game Ninja Blade across the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Benelux, Portugal and Italy. The game is set in modern-day Tokyo and features the young ninja Ken, who is an expert blade master. Ninja Blade has already been released for the Xbox 360 earlier this year, but will now also be available for the PC by the End of November 2009, thanks to From Software. PC gamers will be given the almost impossible task to defend Tokyo and ultimately humanity itself from horrific, genetically mutating parasites. The game is a pure adrenaline rush, featuring spectacular ninja combo’s and powers, great graphics and cinematic cut-scenes intertwined with the action.

Noviy Disk will publish three Iceberg Interactive PC games in Russia, starting off with Adam’s Venture and Poker Simulator, to be followed next year with the Lovecraft inspired horror adventure Darkness Within 2: The Dark Lineage, which is the sequel to the original In Pursuit of Loath Nolder and which concludes the Darkness Within series.

Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive said: “Iceberg and Noviy Disk respect each others’ market knowledge and expertise. We’re very pleased to be releasing each others’ games in territories that we publish in and think this is an excellent form of co-publishing that could well be repeated in the future. We think Ninja Blade is a great action game that will surprise many PC gamers.“

Anna Raspopova, International PR at Noviy Disk added: “We look very much forward to a successful co-operation with the Iceberg team, which I am sure will bring us more opportunities in the future. I am eagerly waiting to see what that future brings. We certainly hope that Ninja Blade will win everyone’s heart!”

Ninja Blade

A few years ago, weaponized parasites codenamed Alpha-worms infested the Ground: Alpha site. All of the infected humans mutated into bloodthirsty monsters. The parasites spread so quickly that the entire infected area had to be sterilized to avoid a global pandemic. The events surrounding the infection were hidden from the public to avoid a potential worldwide panic. However, on August 12th 2015, another outbreak was detected in Tokyo, Japan. The infection spread instantly and the United Nations saw no other option then to order the total sterilization of Tokyo. Is there any time left to save the city from destruction and prevent the spread of these deadly parasites? It’s up to you and your Ninja squad to save the day.

Key Features:

  • Unique Ninja abilities - To help defeat the genetically mutated monsters, players will have the special abilities of “Ninja Vision” and “Todome” at their fingertips. Enabling “Ninja Vision” will allow players to detect and analyze potential enemy weak points, secret paths, and hidden information within the environment. Beware though, while using “Ninja Vision,” characters become susceptible to excess damage. “Todome” is a special attack that destroys an enemy character’s core (heart), by dealing a fatal wound. Balanced and calculated use of both these abilities will be critical to progressing through the game
  • Variety of weapons, tools and “Ninjutsu” – specialized Ninja powers - offer an enticing array of options. Varied environments force players to think strategically about which set of weapons and tools will be most effective at conquering thier way through different levels. Everything from dual wielding swords to huge great swords each have distinctive features and characteristics, so choose wisely! “Ninjutsu” is a special power that results in an explosive electrical force to either stun enemies or protect oneself from attack. Only true Ninja Masters can achieve this technique.
  • Interactive quick-time events. - Scattered throughout integral parts of the storyline, characters will come across various quick-time events where players will have the opportunity to directly interact with in-game cut-scenes. Quick reflexes will be rewarded as players interact with controller buttons as directed on screen during intense battles.
  • Modern Realism - “Ninja Blade” offers a fresh twist to the classic ninja saga by basing all 3D gaming maps directly from the actual skyscrapers and building tops in modern day Tokyo.
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