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Joystiq Top 10 of 2012: Mark of the Ninja

Traditionally, being a "ninja" in a video game means you have supernatural speed and strength, and as such you feel confident running down a street in broad daylight, slicing through anything in your path. Role models like Joe Musashi and Ryu Hayabusa exemplify the video game ninja, a super-strong,...

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PSA: Mark of the Ninja now on Steam

Klei Entertainment's Mark of the Ninja is now live on Steam, completely in the open and totally unguarded against online purchases of $14.99. As for the trailer, it certainly isn't helping the 2D stealth game stay undetected. Incidentally, Klei isn't resting its laurels after sending Mark of the...

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Mark of the Ninja creeps onto Steam October 16

Mark of the Ninja is coming to Steam next month, arriving on October 16 priced at $14.99. Klei Entertainment told Rock Paper Shotgun about the PC port's details, including that Games for Windows Live won't be a part of it. Klei's 2D stealth-a-lot came to Xbox Live Arcade earlier this month. Mark of...

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Mark of the Ninja review: Kneel in the shadows

Stealth games are really about a guy trapped in a temporal loop, forced to repeat his actions until he can shake off the mysterious clumsiness that has overridden years of tip-toeing experience. "Why would I just roll into that spotlight like an idiot?" wonders the grizzled agent, now on his fifth...

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Mark of the Ninja not-so-sneakily arrives on XBLM today

Mark of the Ninja sneaks onto Xbox Live Marketplace today for 1200 MSP. Not that it's any good at sneaking, as Klei Entertainment just broadcasted the side-scrolling stealth game's arrival with a new trailer. Joystiq's head ninja spoke with Klei's Nels Anderson this week, focusing on how the team...

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To Poke and Perturb: The Explicit Stealth in Mark of the Ninja

Stealth games have a creepy cousin in the survival-horror genre. The relation manifests in an oppressive environment, which isn't clearly designed or signposted to let the player succeed as easily as he would in a spectacle-driven action game. But while horror is really about conserving...

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Mark your calendars: Mark of the Ninja coming Sept. 7

Summer of Arcade ends with Dust: An Elysian Tail, but cool XBLA releases continue after the promotion. Klei Entertainment's Mark of the Ninja, a unique side-scrolling stealth-action game, will launch on September 7. Klei "really wants" to follow the XBLA release with a PC version, the developer...

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Mark of the Ninja snuck some E3 assets into our galleries

Mark of the Ninja, the shadowy, stealthy ninja title from Klei Entertainment, is set to launch this summer on XBLA, and the above E3 trailer shows why you should be so excited for it. Well, not too excited – at least try to keep the noise down. There's no reason to make it easy for the...

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Klei Entertainment teases XBLA 'Mark of the Ninja' with text adventure

If you can make the right choices in this interactive text adventure, you too can see a teaser video for Klei Entertainment's upcoming Xbox game Mark of the Ninja. Due this summer, Mark of the Ninja is a side-scrolling "stealth ninja game" with heavily stylized graphics, that involves...

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