Ninja Blade

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Ninja Blade
Ninja Blade cover
From Software
Windows Noviy Disk
Noviy Disk
bitComposer Games
Hungary EVM
Release dates
Windows October 31, 2009
Metacritic 61
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
Ninja Blade on IGDB
Ninja Blade on Wikipedia

Key points

30 FPS cap is enabled by default every time the game is launched (disable in settings).[1]

General information

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Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce DRM
Only in Hungary.
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Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

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

Save game data location[edit]

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

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

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
GeDo 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. Alternatively you can also use other methods outlined under "Anti Aliasing Information" in this post. Most are Nvidia specific but some are vendor agnostic.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
The in game vsync is broken and causes performance problems. You will need to disable Vsync on each run of the game and force via GPU drivers instead.[1]
60 FPS
Game defaults to a 30 FPS cap that has to be disabled each time you run the game. Menus run at 30FPS regardless.[1]. Higher frame rates can introduce problems with executing finishing moves on regular enemies[2].
120+ FPS
Frame rate is capped at ~112 FPS. See Run the game at screen refresh rate.

Input settings[edit]

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music,Sound Effects,Voices
Surround sound
Uses FMOD, upto 7.1 but at least some cut-scenes are stereo and some QTE sections 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Download available.

Issues fixed[edit]

Run the game at screen refresh rate[edit]

Fullscreen mode defaults to 60 Hz, even if the screen refresh rate is set higher than that.
Set screen refresh rate[3]
  1. Install Special K by following the Unofficial Special K Guide. Manual local installation may work better.
  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 installation method you used.
  4. Change RefreshRate=-1 to RefreshRate=0.
  5. Start the game and enable fullscreen mode if needed.

Poor performance[edit]

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

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

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 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/37010/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (37010) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.