|Digital Release||Xbox 360
May 24, 2011 (JP)
November 19, 2009
|Delisting||April 01, 2022 - Steam|
|Publisher||From Software - Xbox 360 (EU, JP)
Microsoft Studios - Xbox 360 (NA)
Xbox 360 (JP)
Ninja Blade was delisted on Steam on April 1st, 2022. The cause for the delisting is uncertain but could be related to expired licensing between ND Games and From Software or the game’s continued performance issues on PC. As of April 2022 the Xbox 360 version remains available to download exclusively in Japan where it is published by From Software themselves.
About the Game
It was July 7th, 2011.
While investigating reports of unlawful weapons trafficking, peacekeeping forces encountered an unclassified carnivorous species occupying a small village in Northern Africa.
These rabid creatures were easily provoked and resistant to conventional attack. Eight specimens were encountered in the region now referred to as “Ground:ALPHA”…
Only four were successfully contained for study. Victims of the attack were quarantined at a research facility nearby. These victims displayed signs of internal liquefaction and accelerated necrosis, similar to symptoms of other flesh-eating viruses native to that region.
But it wasn’t a viral outbreak. It was a parasitic infestation. A previously unidentified species of hook worm was found beneath the skin of the Ground: ALPHA specimens.
These parasites, we call them “Alpha-worms”, laid dozens of eggs inside their hosts, which in turn produced numerous larvae. These larvae penetrated the bloodstream and triggered a variety of genetic failures. However, unlike most genetic failures, these symptoms were not fatal. Instead, infested victims were larger, stronger… and driven by hunger.
Using the research gained from the Ground: ALPHA specimens, a team of some special individuals were assembled. Minor outbreaks occurred over the next few years, but elite squad quickly put them down. Which brings us to the current situation in Tokyo…
- Exciting and challenging battles with 3 different weapons
- QTE and cinematic action
- Variety of powerful ninja abilities
- Weapon and ninjutsu upgrade system
- Crisscross the city of Tokyo with intense gunfights