Klei stealthy announced that Mark of the Ninja Remastered is releasing October 9th on Switch, after a long period of time waiting since its reveal in this year’s E3. The game was also announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, but the official release date for those is yet to be revealed.
Update: Klei just announced it will also be arriving to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the same date.
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered Launch Trailer.
— Klei (@klei) September 25, 2018
In this edition, visuals have been updated from the original 720p compression, taking the already stunning art into high-definition. This includes cutscenes, characters and background art, the former including reanimated scenes as well, all wrapped with a new 5.1 audio. And if you’re not interested in this tech stuff, you’ll be able to play as Dosan in an additional story level and enjoy developer commentary nodes throughout the original game.
I remember Shank dearly, Klei’s take on the beat ’em up genre that had you combining attacks with chainsaws, guns, knives, and much more either solo or in co-op play. A bit later they released Mark of the Ninja, also in the 2D realm but featuring nothing but stealth sequences, with only environmental damage and executions (if you were hidden) at your disposal. I bounced off from it pretty quickly, but once I got the chance to play it I found it to be a really intriguing change of pace.
Mark of the Ninja: Remastered will be available on PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Steam for $19.99 USD. Those who purchased the original game on either Xbox 360 or Steam can purchase the upgrades for $4.99 USD, and if you already owned the Special Edition DLC, this update will be free. As always, don’t forget to follow the devs on Twitter.