Update on February 3rd at 12:25: Yesterday on Twitter, developer Dead Mage stated that Shadow Blade: Reload will be releasing on iOS next week. They also shared a new clip of iOS gameplay:

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Shadow Blade was a great game when it came out. We even called it a "slick, deliciously violent platformer with more poise and touchscreen panache that most of the rest of the App Store combined" and gave it our prestigious Gold Award.

We knew that a remastered version (called Shadow Blade: Reload) was on the way, it was even supposed to be released last year after it launched on Steam to very positive reviews.

Alas, 2015 came and went and Shadow Blade: Reload was nowhere to be found. Do not despair though! Crescent Moon said on Twitter yesterday that the game has been sent to the App Store and, baring any unforeseen problems, it should be out in a few weeks.

Shadow Blade: Reload is more than a simple remastered version and offers a lot more content. The only feature that won't make it to mobile is the level editor. You can check out some of its new levels in the trailer below:

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