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Hey, Mark of the Ninja’s Coming to PC, Too

Buzzed about Xbox Live Arcade stealth game is on the way to Steam.

In news that should shock absolutely no one, Mark of the Ninja is also coming to to the PC. It’s scheduled for a release on Steam for $14.99 on October 16, and without Games for Windows Live hooks.

Mark of the Ninja follows a typical pattern for “exclusives” on Xbox Live Arcade, in which Microsoft ties up the game for a certain amount of time, and then it's released elsewhere. Sometimes the exclusivity is longer or shorter, but eventually, it leaves the nest.

Considering how great Mark of the Ninja was (make sure to read Brad’s glowing review over here), I’m happy to see the game come to a wider platform. All of you really need to play it.

Really.

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Posted by patrickklepek

In news that should shock absolutely no one, Mark of the Ninja is also coming to to the PC. It’s scheduled for a release on Steam for $14.99 on October 16, and without Games for Windows Live hooks.

Mark of the Ninja follows a typical pattern for “exclusives” on Xbox Live Arcade, in which Microsoft ties up the game for a certain amount of time, and then it's released elsewhere. Sometimes the exclusivity is longer or shorter, but eventually, it leaves the nest.

Considering how great Mark of the Ninja was (make sure to read Brad’s glowing review over here), I’m happy to see the game come to a wider platform. All of you really need to play it.

Really.

Edited by RazeEverything

Awesome. Was going to pick it up on my 360 but would rather have it on PC.

Posted by Jace

Fuck, guess I'll be buying it again. :)

Posted by TheCreamFilling

Cool, more people need to experience this awesomeness.

Posted by Govannan

This is exactly what I was waiting for.

Posted by killersense

would love to play this on vita : ( fingers crossed

Posted by dodgyc

Great. The only thing that shocks me about this is how quickly it's following the XBLA release. I wish more XBLA 'exclusive' games came over to PC while they are still fresh in the news.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

Sweet, I almost considered picking this up on 360 but I'll definitely wait for the Steam release.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

Shit yeah! Can't wait.

Posted by myketuna

Great. I was interested in this one, but my 360 hasn't been turned on in about a year now. I'm afraid of seeing red.

Now, I can get into it. Hopefully, they have a "just released" sale/discount thing on it. Grab it for 12 bucks or something.

Edited by TehJedicake

Hahahahaha, I was literally just about to buy Mark of the Ninja, looks like I'll be waiting :)

Posted by VikG

Great news, looking forward to finally playing this

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY

haven't bought this game

Posted by radioactivez0r

Excellent news, though this means that any post-release content they planned won't immediately be part of the price as it was for Iron Brigade, Alan Wake, ITSP, etc. Oh well, I'll still be happy to buy it on PC.

Posted by whatisdelicious

Ugh I wish this would come to PSN.

Posted by TheEvilCory

Oh hell yeah! Was gonna buy it on xbla, because I didn't want to wait. Now I don't have to!

Seriously though, xbla is awful.

Posted by mosdl

And that is why my 360 hasn't been touched in a long while.

Posted by Anupsis

@whatisdelicious: It will

Posted by WJist

Hooray for Steam Version! Now to just wait for Dust to come out on Steam...

XBLA is going from something that was awesome to something that is now just a preview for Steam. It's like the Best Buy-Amazon relationship (except that Best Buy was never awesome).

Posted by Sin4profit

Thankfully not chained to a timed exclusive. i'll be picking this up when it comes out on steam.

Posted by toshi0815

@Phat2: /v/ pls go

Posted by Xeirus

@RazeEverything said:

Awesome. Was going to pick it up on my 360 but would rather have it on PC.

Yes sir!

Posted by nintendoeats

Jesus...what was the last game (other than fez) that I bought from Microsoft? It certainly wasn't anything recent.

Posted by dr_mantas

Buzzed about Xbox Live Arcade stealth game is on the way to Steam.

I just can't make sense of this sentence. Maybe it's just my cold medication messing with my head.

Posted by piderman

@dr_mantas said:

Buzzed about Xbox Live Arcade stealth game is on the way to Steam.

I just can't make sense of this sentence. Maybe it's just my cold medication messing with my head.

He means Buzzed-about.

Posted by fargofallout

I'm pretty excited - I haven't picked it up yet because I wanted to see if it would come to Steam quickly.

Posted by Master_Funk

Awesome. Only game this year that made me wish I had a 360, so glad its coming to steam.

Edited by CaLe
Posted by lclay

Was hoping this would come to steam. I am so done with playing games on my xbox

Posted by dr_mantas

@piderman: THANK you. Now I feel kinda silly.

Posted by SeanFoster

Phew! I was worried I might actually have to take my Xbox out of moth balls for this one.

Posted by NDN_Shadow

NOOOO. I didn't expect it to come to Steam so fast. My wallet.....it's crying....

Posted by MeatSim

Well that was a extremely short exclusivity window.

Posted by abdo
Posted by Kato

@NDN_Shadow: Shouldn't have bought it for Xbox then. My laziness and poorness win again! :P

Posted by Nightriff

Buying it, day one we shall we has I will be waist deep in dishonored but I WILL play this game, can't wait

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Posted by WaltJay

I know XBLA and the exclusive deals have been getting hammered in the press because of lack of advertising, but I wonder how bad of a deal it really is when you take into account the game's entire lifespan.

I know it's obvious, but a game that is first on XBLA and then Steam will sell better than a game that goes straight to Steam. My greater point is that maybe going the XBLA route as the first release isn't such an awful deal when you consider how much better your game will sell once it hits Steam (vs. not being on XBLA at all). It's like using MS's platform to gather great reviews, sell 50k or so copies of your game, and graduate to Steam to sell double that amount (or more).

Posted by Killercombo

They said they had plans in the QL so I am glad they are going to do it!

Posted by emem
@Master_Funk said:

Awesome. Only game this year that made me wish I had a 360, so glad its coming to steam.

Yep, same here.
Posted by Xealot42

I assumed this would happen, just not so fast!

Posted by buft

awesome!

Posted by CornBREDX

Wow. That was faster then I expected. I thought it wouldn't be until next year.

I may break my "no more games this year" rule for this one.

Posted by Viking_Funeral

Buying it twice, I guess.

Posted by beepmachine

Holy shit, that was fast. I'm pumped. And no GFWL. Dayum.

Edited by Butano

Hello another addition to my Steam Christmas sale list :D

Posted by Hameyadea

YES!!

Posted by JamesJeux007

Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah !

Posted by Turkalurch

Yes! Buying this!

Posted by h0lgr

Awesome, I can't wait. Thanks Brad and crew for showing us this game, making us all excited!

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