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Mark Of The Ninja E3 2012 Trailer Gleefully Reminds Us How Stealth Should Be

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Whilst Sam Fisher was out and about doing Michael Bay golden showers over the legacy of stealth that he had built at this year’s E3, it was perhaps rather fitting that ‘Mark of the Ninja’, an Xbox Live Arcade title by Shank developers Klei Entertainment, was delighting the rest of us from the shadows with it’s stealthy 2D platform exploits – reminding us just how fun stealth can be and what it takes to get it *right*.

The game reinvigorates all of the hallmarks of stealthy gameplay, focusing sternly on the setup for the kill (or evasion instead of the kill) with misdirection, patient observation and wide-range of acrobatic abilities and ninja gadgets all further emboldened by Klei Entertainment’s typically gorgeous cartoon stylings.

Below, you can see not only the E3 2012 trailer, but also an earlier video taken from PAX East – showing off one of the levels in almost it’s entirety.

It’s about time games took stealth seriously again says I:

Mark of the Ninja is due to be released exclusively on XBLA sometime this Summer.

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Written by bitsnark

June 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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