The latest pre-Soulslike game from Elden Ring developer FromSoftware is now gone, as the Ninja Blade Steam version is pulled from the storefront. Steam was the only place you could buy and play the studio’s last game before Demon’s Souls on PC, so it’s now impossible to play Ninja Blade – unless you already own it.
Demon’s Souls was released on PS3 in 2009 and received massive praise for being a very different type of action-adventure game than any other at the time. We’re still waiting for Demon’s Souls to come to PC, but it’s inspired every FromSoftware game since – from Dark Souls to the phenomenal success of Elden Ring last month.
However, FromSoftware released another game in 2009 called Ninja Blade, which is more of a traditional hack-and-slash action game. It wasn’t the studio’s best game, but unlike Demon’s Souls, it was at least on PC. Until this week, however, as Ninja Blade has now been quietly removed from Steam and is no longer available for purchase.
Steam says it’s “by publisher’s request”, so either ND Games or bitComposer. According to recent commentsthe game may not have run at all on Windows 10 or newer GPUs and CPUs, with some stating that the “controls and graphics” are messed up.
Even at first, Ninja Blade felt like a pretty poor PC port, so maybe that’s for the best. For a more enjoyable experience, Elden Ring is probably the best bet.
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