Ninja Blade Due For An International Release This February

By Spencer . December 30, 2008 . 9:17am

image From Software is planning to publish Ninja Blade in Japan on January 29 while Microsoft is publishing the game everywhere else. When are they planning on doing it? February. Asia’s Xbox division revealed an English version of Ninja Blade will be ready then. If an English version is ready Microsoft shouldn’t have much problem bringing it to us in North America around then.


Oh, I guess that Gamestop listing we dug up might not be too far off which pins Ninja Blade for release on February 3rd.


Unfortunately, this might not be good news for Ninja Blade since it isn’t going to get a marketing push from Microsoft like Ninja Gaiden II, one of their other second party titles. Instead it seems like Ninja Blade is going to suddenly pop into stores like Tenchu Z and Project Sylpheed. If you’re curious about Ninja Blade and all of it’s flying demon slashing check out the demo on Japan’s Xbox Live Marketplace. Right now it’s locked to silver members, but give it a week and you’ll be able to try Ninja Blade in English.


Images courtesy of From Software.

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  • From Software has quickly become one of may favorite developers. They might not be the BEST but they make decent games with good ideas and that are fun to play. I hope this goes to europe too!

  • Aoshi00

    I can’t wait till it becomes available to silver. I bought the 12 month live pack alrdy but haven’t used it yet, don’t want to redeem it just for the demo.

    The RE5 demo is perpetually unavailable though, despite it being up on Live for weeks, it keeps saying “it’s for gold only”, probably region locked too anyway.

    If this is similar to Heavenly Sword w/ some crazy ninja magic, it should be a pretty awesome action game. The cover art seems lame though..

  • jarrod

    Looks good, but I’m kinda disappointed in FROM for aping Team Ninja rather than doing Otogi 3 (or MWC 2).

  • @jarrod – or Enchanted Arms 2. That game was fucking GOLD :D

  • buntaro

    Can’t wait to play QTE Blade :)

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