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Ninja Blade

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Iceberg Interactive (EU), From Software (US)
Developer: ND Games
Release Date: Oct. 2009 (US), 2010 (EU)

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'Ninja Blade' (PC) Goes Gold in Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2010 @ 6:08 a.m. PST

Enjoy epic ninja action game where Ken Ogawa and his team of skilled fighters battle a terrifying disease that transforms the citizens of Tokyo into an infected monster horde. Armed with an extensive arsenal of ninja weapons and abilities, including Ninja Vision and Todomé Attack, players confront grueling challenges in their mission to save humanity.

Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: "With Ninja Blade, gamers will enjoy an adrenaline pumping game that combines immersive arcade ninja action, stunning graphics and a captivating storyline. While Ninja Blade was released online some weeks ago, we have jointly continued to work on the retail goldmaster and made some adjustments. The game can be played with a keyboard and also with a controller, copying that console experience but with top-notch PC graphics. We're very excited to finally see the game being shipped to retail shelves and any fan of anime, manga, ninja or just insanely quick fighting action, should check it out."

Ninja Blade is set within modern day Tokyo, where parasites known as alpha-worms have mysteriously appeared, unleashing a wave of human destruction as they rapidly spread east, reaching the shores of Tokyo. With the future of humankind hanging in the balance, an exclusive and elite team possessing highly specialized skills is formed to eliminate the enemy onslaught, and ultimately save mankind from complete obliteration.

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 characterï'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 their 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 Eevents - 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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