UPDATE: Shadow Blade will be releasing on January 16th

shadow_blade_05The folks at Crescent Moon Games have just sent us word that their upcoming platformer, Shadow Blade has just been approved by Apple and will be releasing sometime later this month for $1.99.

Kuro is a young man on his quest to become the Shadow Blade. He must seek the teachings of the last remaining ninja master. You will guide him through challenging levels, around countless traps, sneaking past enemies or right over their dead bodies. You have to be fast, be stealthy, be aware of your environment. You have to be a ninja.

The game features “intuitive touch controls” (looks like an interesting combination of swipes and touches which you can see in action in the second video below) and a variety of weapons with which you can dispose of your less nimble adversaries and you deftly make your way through the maze-like levels.

Check out some of the gameplay in the first video below from developer Dead Mage. Looks like a fun one…kind of like Prince of Persia meets Perfect Cell.