Act I is set in a small town. Shadow comes there after he opened the Gates of Shadows and lost his flesh and soul and became a mere silhouette of his former self. In here, he meets Sensei and May. They accompany Shadow on his quest to collect the demon seals, in hope to close the gates he opened.
Modes Of PlayEdit
Main Article: Modes of Play
The player must go through simple fights in 24 stages one by one with a maximum of 3 rounds each, and must win two rounds in each stage to score a victory. Winning rewards the player with gold coins and XP points.
|1||Monkey||Unarmed||50||40 coins||102 green orbs|
|2||Thorn||Triangular knives||50||90 coins||204 green orbs|
|3||Jester||Knives||50||130 coins||306 green orbs|
|4||Iron||Unarmed||50||170 coins||408 green orbs|
|5||Thorn||Triangular knives||50||220 coins||510 green orbs|
|6||Madman||Knuckles||50||230 coins||612 green orbs|
|7||Velvet||Sai||50||240 coins||714 green orbs|
|8||Vulture||Knives||50||250 coins||816 green orbs|
|11||Rogue||Steel Batons||50||??? coins||/|
|12||Thorn||Triangular knives||50||410 coins||/|
|14||Rogue||Steel Batons||50||470 coins||/|
|23||Rogue||Steel Batons||50||1000 coins||/|
See: Lynx for more information regarding the demon and his bodyguards
Shadow has to defeat Lynx and his 5 bodyguards to collect the blue seal. Shadow fights them on a Rooftop at the night.
|Shin||Kunai||100||90 Coins||1 Green Orbs|
|Brick||Steel Batons||100||490 Coins||2 Green Orbs|
|Needle||Sai||100||830 Coins||3 Green Orbs|
|Ghost||Ninja Sword||100||1,100 Coins||4 Green Orbs|
|Dandy||Swords||100||1,900 Coins||5 Green Orbs|
|Lynx||Claws with enchantments Time bomb (and poison in eclipse mode and gates of shadows)
+ Ability "Smoke Bomb" (make himself invisible for some time)
|500||3 Gems||Lynx's Claws , 6 Green Orbs, 1 Red Orbs|
May tells Shadow that he can earn money in Survival. This fight takes place in a Bamboo Forest. At the completion of round 10 the player is awarded the achievement Panda Bear for the completion of Survival in Act I.
Reward for completion of each round is:
- 40 coins
- ??? coins
- ??? coins
- ??? coins
- 250 coins
- 320 coins
- 390 coins
- 470 coins
- 560 coins
- 640 coins
Duel are unlocked after defeating two bodyguards of Lynx. It has a maximum of three rounds in every try; two of which are required to win, unless otherwise enforced by the rules. Rewards are 600 coins and small XP before interlude (2 ascension tickets after). The player is given random equipment before interlude (random rules are applied in addition to random equipment after interlude). It is only available to fight every 4 hours and needs internet connection. It takes place in Highlands.
Old Wounds (Special Edition only)Edit
Old Wounds is an exclusive game mode which tells the past of Sensei, narrated by Sensei himself. It is available only in the Special Edition. It is unlocked after completing three tournament stages. The story in this part is about Sensei's encounter with the Prince and Lynx. Rewards are an amount of gems. It takes place near a statue inside a forest.
|Spark||Triangular Knives||Hard||8 Gems|
|Lynx||Lynx's Claws with Time Bomb and Poisoning enchantments||Hard||11 Gems|
Shadow returns to a place where his Sensei is residing. His Sensei mocks him for being "vain", but quickly becomes serious. His Sensei test Shadow to see if he retains his combat abilities. He trials Shadow against a punching bag, and from a glance concludes that Shadow still possesses some fighting potential.
Then, Sensei tests Shadow against Kenji, his other disciple. Shadow is victorious, and Sensei commends him.
Sensei then suggests that Shadow challenge the first demon, Lynx. He pits Shadow against Shin, the first bodyguard of Lynx.
Shadow learns about the criminal organization, the Order. When Shadow is successful, he meets a major character in the story, May.
From this point on, May accompanies Shadow and Sensei on their quest to collect the demon seals. May tells Shadow about tournaments and survival, which he uses to earn money to fund his arsenal of weapons and armor.
Shadow then defeats each of Lynx's bodyguards, and unlocks Duel upon defeating the second bodyguard, learning more and more about the Order and its members with every battle. He also battles Trickster, a talented fighter who gives up his Nunchacku if Shadow manages to best him in combat.
By this time, Shadow is ready to fight Lynx. The battle occurs at night time on a rooftop. Lynx invites Shadow to join the Order, but Shadow declines and insists a fight take place. The fight against Lynx however is a challenging one forcing him to stay within close range, as Lynx uses the so-far unusable ranged weapons.
Shadow defeats Lynx, and Lynx becomes fearful of losing control of the Order. But when Lynx becomes aware that Shadow only seeks the seal, he surrenders it, and leaves. Shadow then unlocks the use of ranged weapons.