Fans of 2D action-platformers look to be in for a real treat with the upcoming release of Shadow Blade from Swedish developer Dead Mage. It looks like a very slick ninja star of fun, mixing a retro visual style with face-paced vertical and horizontal scrolling exploration and gory combat. The developer describes the story as;
“Kuro is a young man on his quest to become the Shadow Blade. He must seek the teachings of the last remaining ninja master. You will guide him through challenging levels, around countless traps, sneaking past enemies or right over their dead bodies. You have to be fast, be stealthy, be aware of your environment. You have to be a ninja.”
Recalling the likes of legendary titles Shinobi and Ninja Gaiden, we’ll be keeping a close eye on 2014’s shadows, waiting for this one to emerge. In the meantime you can get your slash on in Fruit Ninja HD, which recently starred in our How To Get 20 Awesome iOS Games for $20 article.
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