Holy crap this flew under my radar.
Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z comes out tomorrow for PS3 and Xbox 360 for retail price of $60. Next week it will release on Steam for $50.
This snuck up on me. I found it via an advert on CrunchyRoll.com and hadn’t seen it in major publications (I could have just glazed over them).
It looks like this is a heavy action based game in the line of other Ninja Gaiden, but with zombies. And you are a cyborg (perhaps a $6million dollar ninja, who knows).
“In YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad.”
From Team Ninja, this should be considered cannon (not that NG is known for a lush and required storyline, but I’m not a huge fan, I could be mistaken). At least this would be considered as cannon as the Zombie version of Yakuza.
Well, this could be a quick cash-in on the zombie trend, or could just be a great excuse to chop and slash as an OP ninja. I’m excited to find out!