Microsoft Kicking 2009 Off With Ninja Blade?

By Spencer . December 11, 2008 . 11:45am

image Gears of War 2, Lips, and Banjo-Kazooie are out the door and Halo Wars won’t be coming until March. So, what will Microsoft bring to Xbox 360 owners between now and Halo Wars?


Maybe Ninja Blade.


From Software will have their “dramatic action game” ready for Japan on January 29. Microsoft will be publish it in other regions sort of like how they handled Tenchu Z and Project Sylpheed. An official date has not been announced, but Gamestop says Ninja Blade will be in stores on February 3. While this is just a retail rumor it’s plausible since February 3 is a few days after Ninja Blade launches in Japan.


Ninja Blade is an entirely different beast from Ninja Gaiden. Unfortunately, the two games sound a little too much alike. Ninja Gaiden is known for its brutal difficulty and in the future Ninja Blade will be remembered for its sluggish enemies, mutant spiders, and quick time events.


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  • Hopefully it’s as good as Otogi 1/2, but I’m really not holding my breath.

  • Aoshi00

    This game looks a lot better than Ninja Gaiden though, I actually like games by From Software like Folklore, so I’m quite excited.

  • Christian

    Alan Wake… no more.

  • Ganaesh D.

    @Aoshi00: Folklore is by Games Republic. From Software is responsible for the two Otogi games, and 245,362 Armored Core games.

  • Can’t wait for the damn game man!

  • Aoshi00

    @Ganaesh D – I see, I’m not very good w/ the developers and publishers, I just remember seeing From Software’s name. I was thinking of Dark Mist as well from Game Republic.

    Heard the Otogi games were pretty hard, and so were Ninja Gaiden of course, so I’m glad they set to include level difficulty suitable for beginners as well. I like how cinematic it looks, like God of War.

  • niko

    sounds cool but i liked ninja gaiden

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