These new Ninja Blade screens, let me show you them

A few days ago, Microsoft revealed the FromSoftware Xbox 360 Ninja Blade and fans of both ninja and blades were thrilled. Today, Microsoft sends us more screenshots of the game which features a ninja, a blade, a futuristic city and monsters. I remember when I reviewed this game and it was called Ninja Gaiden II.

I kid, of course. I’m all for more ninja and more blades, so count me in on this one. As Microsoft tells us “armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.” I hope we get that cleared up before I head off to Japan for Tokyo Game Show. 

Still, I’m hesitant to get too excited about this one. FromSoftware’s ninja track record hasn’t been so great as of late. And by “as of late” I mean the past five years. Did you guys play Tenchu Z? Yikes. Still, Otogi: Myth of Demons was a decent romp, so let’s hope they get down to some action basics and we have ourselves a fun action title when Ninja Blade is released in 2009.

Nick Chester