Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow!
User reviews: Positive (48 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 10, 2015
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Includes Shadow Blade: Reload game, Artbook, Comic Book and Original Soundtrack

 

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"An absolute mastery of gameplay melding with enviroment. This doesn't harkon back to Strider and Shinobi. It joins them."
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August 18

Minor Fixes

Today's update includes a few minor bug fixes. Thank you for those of you who helped us and reported these issues. The issue with the missing achievements is resolved.

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August 16

Xbox One Controller on Win10 Fix!

A new update is ready to download for you. This version has a fix for the Xbox One controller issue on Windows 10. There is an option in game settings now to enable or disable using the Xbox One controller on Win10. You might need to disconnect your controller the first time in order to enable that option in settings and you should be good to go afterwards.

The levels with missing time information have been fixed and overall this build includes a few more minor bug fixes.

Have a great time being a Ninja!

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About This Game

Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow!

Story


Darkness and chaos are once again creeping into the world of man. The covenant made in a time almost forgotten has failed, the three clans now in a violent struggle for dominance. The medallion is almost made whole again and it falls upon Kuro?s shoulders to restore balance. All his training has led up to this one moment, where the fate of the world will rest in his blood-stained hands.

Key Features


  • Epic NINJA Platforming: Test your skills in fast-paced platforming, mastering the skills of the ninja to breeze through challenging levels.
  • Vicious NINJA Combat: Kill your enemies with extreme prejudice through the mastery of the katana, shurikens and kusarigama!
  • Shadow Ninja: Attack the guards before they see you and alert all other mobs.
  • Story Campaign: Fully voiced motion comics tell the story of Kuro?s plight to restore balance!
  • More than 50 Challenging Levels: Environmental hazards, rifle-toting warriors and many more challenges await a hardened warrior.
  • Level Secrets: Raw speed doesn?t guarantee the highest rank. A true ninja is ever vigilant, aware of any possibly hidden areas.
  • Ninja = Hardcore: Cleared the normal campaign? Prepare for the ?Hardcore? variation and if you dare, the ultimate ?Master Class? version awaiting only the foolhardy.
  • Challenge Modes and Leaderboards: Feel the need to gloat? Challenge yourself in these specially crafted stages only for the masters. Compare your stats with friends and other players as you fight for the top of the leaderboards!

Additional Features


Level Editor and Workshop Integration: Create and upload your own levels to Steam Workshop for your friends and other players to check out. Become the ultimate Dojo Builder!
Stylish 3D World: Feast your eyes on a world where ninja and samurai clash in a modern landscape.
Achievements: Unlock a full list of achievements as you embark on your mission to restore balance.
Cloud Saving: All progress saved through the Steam Cloud for pick-up-and-play on any steam powered device.



The Deluxe Edition includes:
1 - Shadow Blade: Reload game
2 - Art Book
3 - Comic Book
4 - Original Soundtrack

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System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
    • Hard Drive: 900 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Pre-Release Review
surprisingly fun and insanely fast. It is one of the best platformers ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
its an amazing game i relly hope evryone buys it
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Early Access Review
Shadow Blade: Reload is an action-platformer where you are a ninja. Your objective is to get through each level as efficiently as possible. Currently, finished playing the main game. It was overall a pleasant experience of getting through the levels. Would go for a second time on hardcore. Also, it seemed as though there are several levels with more than one way to beat.

Pros:
-Decent graphics and good looking visuals
-Smooth gameplay
-Interesting levels
-Slashing through enemies is fun

Cons:
-A little bit buggy
-Some parts too easy

Conclusion:
RECOMMENDED for people who love to play platformer games.
~7.5/10~
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
In the short amount of time I have played this, I can safely say this is something the speed-runners amongst you will REALLY enjoy, and those who love platformers will too.

First up, the only downsides so far for me have been a controller issue which resolved itself on uninstalling the game and reinstalling it, and a bug where if i go back into the main menu from a level, the game totally freezes and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del and end process.

Other than the above problems I haven't come across anything else that would push the recommendation into NO territory.

Sound effects are great throughout with all the swipes chings and squelches you'd expect from a ninja game.
Voice-overs are cheesy as hell, and some sound a little phoned-in.
Music is awesome, The soundtrack fits the game perfectly.

Graphics and effects are pretty spot-on so far, if a little on the small side of things. Everything moves with beautiful fluidity.

The controls are spot on too, as stated above I had a problem with the controller but a reinstall sorted that out and now everything is fine. I press jump, he jumps etc.

All in all this is a game I will actually come back to quite a lot, ESPECIALLY with the community designed levels from the level editor that comes bundled in the game, I can see this one lasting.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Absolutely love it, as many have mentioned, it will itch at your speed running abilities as the levels have a great flow and are very fun to complete. There is also a level editor which is quite basic currently, but I imagine will be touched upon as the game updates. The controls are perfect, favoring speedy executions, air dashing and my favorite wall jumping approach in any game I've played. I highly recommend it if you're into pushing yourself through speed running or if you enjoy a good platformer.

On top of this, the developers keep updating their game, fixing issues that happened to slip through the cracks of developing a game. They're willing to update their game, so I am willing to update my review. This company is genuinely trying to give you a great game, and I think they succeed all around.
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