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|image            = Nightshade.jpg
 
|image            = Nightshade.jpg
|caption          = North American cover art.
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|caption          =
|developer        = Sega Wow
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|developer        = Overworks
|genre            = Action, hack and slash
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|publisher        = [[Sega]]
|gameinfo          = Nightshade, released in Japan as Kunoichi (忍, lit. "Female Ninja"), is an action video game for the PlayStation 2, developed by Overworks and published by Sega in 2003. It is the 11th game in the Shinobi series and follows the exploits of a female ninja named Hibana. The game is a direct sequel to the 2002 PS2 game ''[[Shinobi]]''. In Nightshade, the player plays as Hibana, a female counterpart to Shinobi's Hotsuma. She is a government-employed ninja tasked with the elimination of members of the Nakatomi Corporation, which has unwittingly unleashed hellspawn upon futuristic Tokyo. She is also ordered to recover the shards of "Akujiki", the legendary cursed sword that Hotsuma used to seal the hellspawn the last time.
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|genre            = Action, Fighting
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|gameinfo          = A new evil sweeps across Tokyo and a young female ninja Hibana is called upon to battle the menacing demons and monsters.  Fight enemies atop moving jets and trucks while dodging enemy missiles. Master the ancient Tate Attack and Stealth Dash moves to land multiple fatal blows.  Fight your way through 13 destructible locals and defeat the Hellspawn awakened by the ancient Akujiki curse. Put your skills to the test in game modes including Story, Time-Attack and Survival.<br />The game is a direct sequel to the 2002 PS2 game ''[[Shinobi]]''.
 
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightshade_%282003_video_game%29 Link]
 
|wikipedia        = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightshade_%282003_video_game%29 Link]
|reviewlinks      = [http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/nightshade Link]
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|gamefaqslink      = [http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2/914718-nightshade Link]
|reviewscore      = 68/100
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|reviewlinks      = {{ReviewLink|[http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-2/nightshade Metacritic]|68/100}}
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|widescreenpatch  = 1
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|eu_rating        = 12+
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|na_rating_text    = Blood, Violence
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|na_rating        = M
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|ko_rating        = 18
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|japan_rating      = C
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|italian          = SLES-52238
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|spanish          = SLES-52238
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|french            = SLES-52238
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|german            = SLES-52238
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|japanese          = SLPM-65447
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|english          = SLES-52238 & SLUS-20810
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|korean            = SLKA-25135
 
<!-- NTSC-U props -->
 
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|NTSCU            = 1
 
|NTSCU            = 1
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|NTSCJ            = 1
 
|NTSCJ            = 1
|serialsNTSCJ      = SLPM-65447
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|serialsNTSCJ      = SLAJ-25031 <small>(Asia)</small><br />SCAJ-25026<br />SLAJ-25026<br />SLPM-65447<br />SLKA-25135 <small>(Korea)</small><br />SLPM-61059 <small>(Trial)</small>
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        = 3FB419FD
 
|CRCsNTSCJ        = 3FB419FD
|releasedateNTSCJ  = December 4, 2003
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|releasedateNTSCJ  = December 2, 2003 <small>(Asia)</small><br />December 4, 2003<br />February 12, 2004 <small>(Korea)</small>
 
|statusNTSCJ      = 2
 
|statusNTSCJ      = 2
 
|linuxstatusNTSCJ  =  
 
|linuxstatusNTSCJ  =  
 
|macstatusNTSCJ    =  
 
|macstatusNTSCJ    =  
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|pcsx2ver          = 0.9.8
 
|gsname            =
 
|gsver            = r4600
 
|soundname        =
 
|soundver          = r4600
 
|padname          =
 
|padver            = r4510
 
|dvdplugname      =
 
|dvdplugver        =
 
|biosver          = USA v2.00
 
|hacks            =
 
|comment          =
 
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|linuxpcsx2ver    =
 
|linuxgsname      =
 
|linuxgsver        =
 
|linuxsoundname    =
 
|linuxsoundver    =
 
|linuxpadname      =
 
|linuxpadver      =
 
|linuxdvdplugname  =
 
|linuxdvdplugver  =
 
|linuxbiosver      =
 
|linuxhacks        =
 
|linuxfpsinfo      =
 
|linuxcomment      =
 
<!-- Minimal PC specs -->
 
|cputype          = Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
 
|gputype          = Geforce 9600GT
 
|pccomment        =
 
*Can get GS slowdowns, 40-60/60FPS because of it. Software mode can be faster.
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
==Widescreen support==
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Widescreen support with .pnatch file from the [http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-PCSX2-Widescreen-Game-Patches?pid=271674#pid271674 PCSX2 forums]. Search for game CRC.<br>
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{{TestingHeader|OS=Windows}}
Be aware that the game uses many 2D elements, like the pause screen, the main menu, etc. These will not be resized to the 16:9 aspect ratio and will remain in 4:3. Nothing gamebreaking here, just a reminder.
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=?
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|OS=?
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|CPU=Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
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|GPU=Geforce 9600GT
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|Revision=0.9.8
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|Graphics=GSDX r4600
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|Sound=
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* SPU2-X r4600
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* Lilypad r4510
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|Comments=BIOS: USA v2.00, Can get GS slowdowns, 40-60/60FPS because of it. Software mode can be faster.
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|Tester=Machina
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}}
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=NTSC-J
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|OS=Windows
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|CPU=Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
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|GPU=Nvidia GTS 250 512MB
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|Revision=1.1.0 r5593
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|Graphics=GSdx 5580 SSE41
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|Sound=
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*SPU2-X 2.0.0 5559
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*LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
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|Comments=Playable., Status
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|Tester={{ForumUser|Parotaku}}
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}}
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=NTSC-U
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|OS=Windows
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|CPU=Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
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|GPU=Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
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|Revision=1.1.0 r5800
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|Graphics=GSdx r5800 SSSE3
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|Sound=
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*SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5800
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*LilyPad 0.11.0 r5800
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|Comments=Game works fine and stable., GSdx Hw mode gives very dark scenes. Software mode works fine.
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|Tester={{ForumUser|prafull}}
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}}
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{{TestingEntry
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|Status=2
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|Region=NTSC-U
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|OS=Windows 10
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|CPU=Intel Core i7 4790
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|GPU=AMD RX 570
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|Revision=1.7 dev 1709
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|Graphics=
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D3D11, 5x res scale, 16x AF
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|Sound=
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Sync Mode: Async mix
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|Comments=Fullspeed in HW mode with skipdraw 1,1. Minimal or no graphical issues. Some audio cuts out for a bit with async mix but comes back eventually.
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|Tester=Nyahello
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}}
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{{TestingFooter}}
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==Trivia==
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* Original names: '''忍''' (SLPM-65447), '''쿠노이치''' (SLKA-25135)
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* Also known as '''くのいち''' (JP), '''Kunoichi''' (JP)
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* Widescreen supported through patch supplied with PCSX2. Go to the System tab and click "Enable Widescreen Patches".
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==Known Issues==
 
==Known Issues==
===Incorrect Shadows===
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{{Issue
*'''Description:''' Shadows don't appear or cause darkness issues in different levels.
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|IssueName=Incorrect Shadows
*'''Solution:''' Only software mode in GSdx (F9) shows them. They're ugly shadows tho. The darkness issues they cause with hardware mode are fixed since GSdx r4863.
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|IsFixed=0
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=Shadows don't appear or cause darkness issues in different levels.
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|Workaround=Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.
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}}
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{{Issue
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|IssueName=Huge slowdowns
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|IsFixed=0
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|IssueLevel=0
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|Description=Game slows massively when multiple enemies are visible in HW rendering mode.
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|Workaround=Enable hardware hacks in graphics settings, and set skipdraw to 1,1.
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}}
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{{ForumLinksList|list=
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Kunoichi-SLPM-65447-J--30508 Kunoichi (SLPM 65447) (J)]
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*[http://forums.pcsx2.net/Thread-Nightshade-SLUS-20810-U--28822 Nightshade (SLUS 20810) (U)]}}

Latest revision as of 10:04, 15 September 2021

Nightshade
Nightshade.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: C
ESRB rating: M (Blood, Violence)
PEGI rating: 12+
GRB rating: 18
Widescreen patch available
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52238 & SLUS-20810
Japanese: SLPM-65447
German: SLES-52238
French: SLES-52238
Spanish: SLES-52238
Italian: SLES-52238
Korean: SLKA-25135
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20810
Release date: February 10, 2004
CRCs: 519E816B
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52238
Release date: March 5, 2004
CRCs: 3B470BBD
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLAJ-25031 (Asia)
SCAJ-25026
SLAJ-25026
SLPM-65447
SLKA-25135 (Korea)
SLPM-61059 (Trial)
Release date: December 2, 2003 (Asia)
December 4, 2003
February 12, 2004 (Korea)
CRCs: 3FB419FD
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Overworks
Publisher(s): Sega
Genre: Action, Fighting
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic68/100
Game description: A new evil sweeps across Tokyo and a young female ninja Hibana is called upon to battle the menacing demons and monsters. Fight enemies atop moving jets and trucks while dodging enemy missiles. Master the ancient Tate Attack and Stealth Dash moves to land multiple fatal blows. Fight your way through 13 destructible locals and defeat the Hellspawn awakened by the ancient Akujiki curse. Put your skills to the test in game modes including Story, Time-Attack and Survival.
The game is a direct sequel to the 2002 PS2 game Shinobi.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
? ?
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5400 (3.6GHz)
  • Geforce 9600GT
0.9.8 GSDX r4600
  • SPU2-X r4600
  • Lilypad r4510
BIOS: USA v2.00, Can get GS slowdowns, 40-60/60FPS because of it. Software mode can be faster. Machina
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16Ghz
  • Nvidia GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 r5593 GSdx 5580 SSE41
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 5559
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 5403
Playable., Status
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66 Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 260 896MB
1.1.0 r5800 GSdx r5800 SSSE3
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 r5800
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 r5800
Game works fine and stable., GSdx Hw mode gives very dark scenes. Software mode works fine.
NTSC-U Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 4790
  • AMD RX 570
1.7 dev 1709 D3D11, 5x res scale, 16x AF Sync Mode: Async mix Fullspeed in HW mode with skipdraw 1,1. Minimal or no graphical issues. Some audio cuts out for a bit with async mix but comes back eventually. Nyahello


Trivia

  • Original names: (SLPM-65447), 쿠노이치 (SLKA-25135)
  • Also known as くのいち (JP), Kunoichi (JP)
  • Widescreen supported through patch supplied with PCSX2. Go to the System tab and click "Enable Widescreen Patches".


Known Issues

Incorrect Shadows

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Shadows don't appear or cause darkness issues in different levels.
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video (GS) > Plugin Settings, and switch to Software mode by setting Renderer to any of the "(Software)" options.

Huge slowdowns

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Game slows massively when multiple enemies are visible in HW rendering mode.
  • Workaround: Enable hardware hacks in graphics settings, and set skipdraw to 1,1.
Public compatibility forum links