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Yaiba is Keiji Inafune's "Zombies, Ninjas and Robots" Game
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Former Capcom Global Head of Production and Mega Man maestro Keiji Inafune has announced his latest project today. Codenamed 'Yaiba', it's an action title featuring zombies, ninjas and robots. It already sounds like it could well be one to watch.

In development at Inafune's Comcept studio, details on Yaiba are currently thin on the ground, and no platforms have yet been confirmed for the project. Beyond a brief teaser trailer exclaiming that "THE DEAD WILL DIE AGAIN" and a statement from Inafune himself, little is known about Yaiba.

Departing Capcom in December 2010, Inafune's statement reflects on his next project and the expectations of the fans. "Everywhere I go, people ask: “Are you working on it?” “ When is it coming?” The expectation seems higher in the west," Inafune mused.

"The expectation is clear. It’s for my next zombie game. There are countless zombie games out there, and yet, people say they want to see a new Inafune zombie game," he added. "I am flattered and grateful, for people associating me as a  “Zombie Lover”. For that, I must, answer to this expectation."

Inafune continued to reveal the idea behind Yaiba: "This new concept for my game was born some time after becoming independent. I don’t want to spoil everything just yet, but I hope you will enjoy my new game that is loaded with stuff I love, zombies, ninjas, robots, and action. It’s called “YAIBA”. I hope you are excited. I know I am."

Yaiba seems like it could be a perfect fit for consoles, so we'll be keeping our fingers crossed for the game on Xbox 360. Until then, check out the teaser trailer.

[Via IGN | Thanks, Leland]




 
 

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Comment #1 by UberPirateNinja
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:17:00 PM
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Zombies, robots and ninjas, throw in some pirates, and you've got yourself a deal.


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Comment #2 by Epic Gamer Will
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:17:26 PM
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It's either gonna be really good OR really bad.


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Comment #3 by E10phoenix
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:25:26 PM
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urgh...more zombies.


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Comment #4 by YBloc Rellim
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:38:44 PM
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I agree Pirates needed


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Comment #5 by Zmoke
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 02:47:54 PM
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@1: Tru-yarr-dat but aliens couldn't harm anyone either, right? Right?! *AAAGH!*


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Comment #6 by Blaze Ninja
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 04:36:00 PM
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This looks like one I'll be keeping my eyes on


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Comment #7 by deluxnugs
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 05:32:08 PM
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Borderlandsish with the cell shaded art style. I like thay way it looks, I'll be watching this.


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Comment #8 by WREQUIEM
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 05:35:58 PM
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@3 should probably get used to it. Zombies will be with us forever.


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Comment #9 by AfroMan2k9
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 05:43:40 PM
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Anyone else reminded of The Dishwasher?


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Comment #10 by kaiyo penguin
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 09:56:40 PM
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well colour me intrigued. i think i might buy it based on that trailer alone! :P


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Comment #11 by Steakslave
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:05:21 PM
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It looks like you might play as an actual robotic ninja. Sounds like a good thing to have around in case of a zombie outbreak. Cyrax to the rescue anyone?


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Comment #13 by ghsbe
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:05:27 PM
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Cyrax and Sektor teaming up to fight zombies, pirates, and aliens would kick too much ass to even exist.


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Comment #14 by ViNyLek
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 12:14:03 PM
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Sounds interesting to say the least. Then again if it's just some shoot em up or side scroller with all 3 I will most likely pass...


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Comment #15 by Shadowoso323
Thursday, September 13, 2012 @ 08:36:54 PM
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Ideas for DLCs...

Robots- MegaMan Characters (All Series)

Ninjas- Chuck, Zero, Shadow Armor X

Zombies- Frank West, TK, Dead Rising Characters

I think its gonna be a great game. I believe in Inafune. Big MegaMan (All Series) and Dead Rising Fan.


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