Mark of the Ninja: Remastered has been announced, aims to enhance it’s visuals and audio.
Critically acclaimed side-scrolling stealth game, Mark of the Ninja is getting a remastered edition, as announced by Nintendo during their Nindies Showcase. The announcement was accompanied with a rather sneaky teaser trailer by developers Klei Entertainment. The game originally released back in 2012 on Xbox 360 (via Xbox Live Arcade) and Windows, since it was then published by Microsoft Studios (though it was released on Mac OS and Linux the following year). The good news this time around is that the remastered edition has been confirmed for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Klei Entertainment say that Mark of the Ninja: Remastered “will feature 4K visuals for both gameplay and cutscenes along with enhanced audio and new particle effects”. The developers have also confirmed that the remaster will include the Special Edition expansion which includes an additional level, new items, non-lethal play styles and developer commentary. Klei followed up the teaser trailer with a Tweet noting that they are “working out reward paths for existing players depending on if they own the regular game VS also owning the special edition” suggesting that owners of the original game may get the remaster for free, offered a discount or some other kind of reward. No other details about the remaster have been shared at this point, including whether or not any new content will be added.
Mark of the Ninja received widespread acclaim upon it’s original release for it’s “Saturday morning cartoon” art style, level design that encourages multiple play styles and the use of clear visual cues to make it’s stealth mechanics more accessible but still challenging.
A release date for Mark of the Ninja: Remastered has yet to be announced but is expected to be released sometime in late 2018.