Shadow Blade: Reload

Shadow Blade is an action-platformer set in a visually striking world where the ancient teachings of ninjas and samurai clash upon a modern landscape. Sprint through stages littered with traps, slaying enemies along your path without hesitation as Kuro, the blade of shadow!


Darkness and chaos are once again creeping into the world of man. The covenant made in a time almost forgotten has failed, the three clans now in a violent struggle for dominance. The medallion is almost made whole again and it falls upon Kuro?s shoulders to restore balance. All his training has led up to this one moment, where the fate of the world will rest in his blood-stained hands.

Key Features

  • Epic NINJA Platforming: Test your skills in fast-paced platforming, mastering the skills of the ninja to breeze through challenging levels.
  • Vicious NINJA Combat: Kill your enemies with extreme prejudice through the mastery of the katana, shurikens and kusarigama!
  • Shadow Ninja: Attack the guards before they see you and alert all other mobs.
  • Story Campaign: Fully voiced motion comics tell the story of Kuro?s plight to restore balance!
  • More than 50 Challenging Levels: Environmental hazards, rifle-toting warriors and many more challenges await a hardened warrior.
  • Level Secrets: Raw speed doesn?t guarantee the highest rank. A true ninja is ever vigilant, aware of any possibly hidden areas.
  • Ninja = Hardcore: Cleared the normal campaign? Prepare for the ?Hardcore? variation and if you dare, the ultimate ?Master Class? version awaiting only the foolhardy.
  • Challenge Modes and Leaderboards: Feel the need to gloat? Challenge yourself in these specially crafted stages only for the masters. Compare your stats with friends and other players as you fight for the top of the leaderboards!

Additional Features

Level Editor and Workshop Integration

: Create and upload your own levels to Steam Workshop for your friends and other players to check out. Become the ultimate Dojo Builder! Stylish 3D World: Feast your eyes on a world where ninja and samurai clash in a modern landscape.


: Unlock a full list of achievements as you embark on your mission to restore balance. Cloud Saving: All progress saved through the Steam Cloud for pick-up-and-play on any steam powered device.

The Deluxe Edition includes:
1 - Shadow Blade: Reload game
2 - Art Book
3 - Comic Book
4 - Original Soundtrack

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Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP and up
Processor: Intel Core Duo or faster
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
Storage: 900 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: OS 10.6+
Processor: 2.8 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo or better
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
Storage: 900 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
Processor: 2.8 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo or better
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Dedicated video card recommended
  • It is very easy to get into no matter how much or how little you play platformers. It is a game that you will want to replay over and over.

  • If you are keen of testing your patience and push the boundaries of your reflexes, Shadow Blade: Reload is a great choice. However, if chasing high-scores is not your thing, then the game has a few things to offer.

  • While it’s fun and only a little bit overpriced, it’s just so damn unoriginal. From the story to the combat to the platforming itself, there’s not much new going on.

  • You can see it was born on mobile platforms, but it's still and interesting and sometimes compelling experience.

  • Shadow Blade: Reload is a straightforward and satisfying platformer. It doesn't live up to its lofty stealth claims and the clichéd story doesn't do much beyond add some context for the action. But once you get a feel for how it plays and settle into the solid platforming mechanics, there’s a lot of fun to be had here.

  • Shadow Blade Reload is a fun game, but it’s not an interesting game.

  • Shadow Blade Reload is a fun game. It offers absolutely nothing new. But it’s still fun.

  • CD-Action

    An enjoyable, pretty and well animated game that lacks any interesting, original mechanics that would justify a long-term relationship. [11/2015, p.37]

  • Players who want to complete the level and do so in the shortest amount of time will find a lot to love in this game and even more so in the game’s replay value. However, when the initial awe wears off, Shadow Blade: Reload comes across as a generic ninja-action game with an interesting art style, good controls and an otherwise underwhelming story.

  • A concoction of Shank, N, and Mark of the Ninja based on a weak mobile platformer.

Shadow Blade: Reload
$9.99 $3.75
Title: Shadow Blade: Reload
Genre: Action, Indie
Released: 10 August 2015
Developer: Dead Mage
Publisher: Dead Mage
  • Includes level editor
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Workshop
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Full controller support
  • Retro XP
UI Audio Subs
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