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Ninja Blade

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Ninja Blade
Ninja Blade cover
Windows Noviy Disk
Noviy Disk
bitComposer Games
Hungary EVM
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2009
Metacritic 61
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Hack and slash, Quick time events
Art styles Realistic
Themes Japan, Supernatural
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Key points

30 FPS cap is enabled by default every time the game is launched (disable in settings).[1]
PC version suffers from numerous bugs compared to console version. Aside from porting bugs, it suffers from poor collisions, physics, broken scripts and sound-related issues.[2]

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM
Hungarian release.
Green Man Gaming
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Steam (unavailable)
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No longer sold digitally since April 1, 2022.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NinjaBlade\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/37010/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\NinjaBlade\
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/37010/pfx/[Note 1]
Save files cannot be transferred between users.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use Flawless Widescreen to remove letterboxing.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
Use Flawless Widescreen.
4K Ultra HD
Detects native, DSR or GeDoSaTo without issue
Field of view (FOV)
Can also be toggled with Alt+ Enter.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Can be forced via GPU drivers or GeDoSaTo.
GeDoSaTo provides better results since it also filters 2D elements otherwise scaled by point filtering at any resolution other than 1280x720. Follow this guide under the "Fixing bad 2D scaling" section.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x-16x MSAA. More information and alternative methods listed in this post.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
The in-game Vsync setting is broken and causes performance problems. The setting needs to be disabled in every session and forced via GPU drivers instead.[1]
60 FPS
Game defaults to a 30 FPS cap that has to be disabled in every session. Menus run at 30 FPS regardless.[1] Higher frame rates can introduce problems with executing finishing moves on regular enemies.[3]
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at ~112 FPS. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Run the game at screen refresh rate

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[4]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide.
  2. Start the game once and close it to allow the configuration file of Special K to be created.
  3. Open <path-to-game>\d3d9.ini or %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Mods\SpecialK\Profiles\NinjaBlade.exe\SpecialK.ini, depending on the used installation method.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.
  5. Start the game and enable fullscreen mode if needed.



Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Voices
Surround sound
Uses FMOD, up to 7.1; some cutscenes are stereo and some QTE sections are 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Download available.
Brazilian Portuguese
Unofficial translation; TriboGamer.

Issues fixed

Poor performance

The game has very poor performance for some users even though GPU usage may be low.[1]
Workaround[citation needed]
  1. Force Vsync with the GPU drivers and cap the frame rate to the desired number externally (see Frame rate capping).
  2. In the game settings, disable the 30 FPS frame rate cap and Vsync each time the game is run.

Game freezing when skipping cutscenes

Enable the game's Vsync or force Vsync through the GPU control panel[citation needed]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9.0c
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Operating system (OS) XP, Vista
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
AMD Athlon 64
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 5 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0с compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data: