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Mark of the Ninja Infiltrates Steam

| 26 Sep 2012 05:55

Klei Entertainment's Mark of the Ninja is sneaking onto PC this October.

In between the big launches this month, one of the best stealth games in recent years managed to sneak onto XBLA. Klei Entertainment's Mark of the Ninja launched earlier this month, to pretty much unanimous critical acclaim. Like Klei's previous efforts, Shank and Shank 2, the game is coming to PC following its success on XBLA.

The PC port of Mark of the Ninja is due to arrive on Steam on October 16th and will cost you $14.99. Both Shank games received competent, if unremarkable, ports, and Klei promises it won't drop the ball with this one.

"I'm primarily a PC person myself, and I'm not okay in any way with this feeling like a shoddy port," said lead designer, Neal Anderson. "It's my intention that this is a full, proper version of the game in its own right."

If I might gush for a moment: Mark of the Ninja is fantastic. Aside from being quite adept at sneaking up on people and murdering them in a grotesque fashion, the game's unnamed ninja protagonist eventually learns how to freeze time, sense hidden dangers and teleport, but you can still get through the game the old fashioned way. The game rewards different playstyles with unique bonus costumes which grant extra abilities. You can get through the game without killing anyone but a few select targets. The enemies are just dumb enough to be predictable, but not so dumb as to be boring. It has a cardboard box.

You can murder people while you're in the cardboard box.

Source: Rock Paper Shotgun

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