Klei Entertainment’s Mark of the Ninja is set to make its debut on the Nintendo Switch this fall. The side-scrolling stealth game originally came out way back in 2012 for the Xbox Live Arcade and PC.
The remastered version will supposedly sport upgraded visuals and gameplay, but the trailer doesn’t seem to offer much in the way of explaining what all you’ll be getting out of the remastered version of the game. The teaser is just a 39 second hot spot featuring some of Klei’s iconic Flash work, showcasing the two main characters of the game and revealing that Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is due for release on the Nintendo Switch this fall.
This is a remastered re-release that won’t get any grief from me.
The original Mark of the Ninja is a truly badass game. It’s also a true stealth game. You don’t have much health and you can die pretty quickly. The objective is to use the shadows and the environment to your advantage. It’s also cool that you can unlock different outfits to gain different abilities, including the iconic white ninja garb from the 1986 movie The Super Ninja, and the criminally forgotten White Phantom.
The game’s mixture of stealth kills and ninja gadgets made Mark of the Ninja a rarity amongst all the other titles that came out during that era. Heck, there still aren’t games out these days that even come remotely close to what you could do in Mark of the Ninja.
I suspect they’ll add touchscreen controls and HD Rumble, but beyond that it appears to be a toss-up what will appear in Mark of the Ninja Remastered.
It was a fun game to play through, and even more fun to play again once you beat it the first time and unlocked a lot of other stuff, but I don’t know if it’s worth playing through from the start and having to unlock everything… again. Being a newb ninja in that game could be frustrating at times.
I’m also a little disappointed that Klei’s Shank series isn’t getting a Switch release, but given today’s politically correct era of gaming, it would probably end up getting censored even more, following the fiasco about cutting the “rape” reference out of the game.
Anyway, Mark of the Ninja Remastered is due to drop later this fall for the Nintendo Switch.
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