Play the free ‘Prepare to Buy’ Edition and get the full game for less as Four Circle Interactive and Curve Digital launch innovative 10 Second Ninja X challenge
10 Second Ninja X will cost anything between £4.99 and £7.99 (€5.99 and €9.99), depending on how many stars players unlock in the free ‘Prepare To Buy’ five-level demo edition available now at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/435790/.
10 Second Ninja X – which releases on July 19th on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita – is a blisteringly fast, satisfyingly difficult and surprisingly methodical sidescroller which tasks players completing each level within 10 seconds.
However, the real challenge comes from doing it quickly – for which in-game stars are awarded, up to a maximum of three for the impossibly skilled.
The ‘Prepare To Buy’ edition – also available in DRM-free flavour fromhttp://10second.ninja/challenge – contains five levels and can be downloaded for PC or played directly in the browser. For each star a player collects in the demo, Curve Digital will drop the launch price for everyone who buys the game by 0.0008 per cent.
If 50,000 stars are collected by players worldwide prior to release, the game will be discounted by 40 per cent for the launch period – bringing it down to an almost irresistible £4.99 (€5.99) from its regular price of £7.99 (€9.99) across all formats.
“10 Second Ninja X may look like a straightforward action platformer,” says Dan Pearce from developer Four Circle Interactive, “but it’s so much more than that. Achieving three stars on any level is a challenge – so we wanted to reward those who gain stars in the demo by offering a real, financial reward. With 15 stars available in the demo, we only need 3334 players to demonstrate total mastery. We have every faith that the challenge will be met.”
“Potentially dropping the price like this is a ridiculous idea,” adds Simon Byron from publisher Curve Digital.
A running total of the number of stars collected can be seen live at 10second.ninja/challenge. The challenge runs until 00:01 BST July 18th, after which the launch discount will be set.
10 Second Ninja X releases on July 19th for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, priced who knows?