Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
Inafune's 'Yaiba' Revealed to be Ninja Gaiden Z, With a Vid
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Keiji Inafune's mysterious Yaiba project, which features "ninjas, zombies and robots" has been revealed as Ninja Gaiden Z, which apparently loses Ryu Hayabusa as its protagonist and gains new ninja Yaiba, who has a cybernetic arm as its new hero.

Ryu will still be in the mix however, with Yaiba seemingly out to get the NInja Gaiden icon. The clue comes in the trailer, with the cybernetic ninja declaring "I'm coming for you, Ryu". 'Nuff said. The new vid also shows off a distinctive art style.

It looks as though you'll play as "fallen warrior back from the dead" Yaiba, rather than Hayabusa then, fighting robots and zombies in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Irritatingly however, there's still no confirmation of formats or a release window. Poo.

[Via IGN | Thanks, Leland]


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Comment #1 by Akatsuki Sensor
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:36:55 PM
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I have a bad feeling it'll be WiiU exclusive.

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Comment #2 by davidani
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:37:13 PM
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Another one? AWSOME!

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Comment #3 by Zmoke
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:43:49 PM
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Stunning. I noticed that at 0:47 there were these "KBИTKИ" words in the windows suggesting that this takes place in Russia.

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Comment #4 by GodsmacKam
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:47:15 PM
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Please PLEASE, go back to what made the Ninja Gaiden series good:
- Hard difficulty
- Different weapons
- No QTE kills
Forget the online, focus on what made the game good
Besides my rant, this game loks amazing, I like the concept so far and the artwork is sexy

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Comment #5 by Magsec5
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:52:04 PM
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Comment #6 by TheTCD
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:56:38 PM
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Inafune working with Team Ninja? Interesting.

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Comment #7 by NHS KEMISH
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:56:48 PM
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Officially they had kill Ryu and the name of Ninja Gaiden!. What a shame.

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Comment #8 by iiKiDD
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:02:02 PM
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well that escalated quickly

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Comment #9 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:16:30 PM
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@#1 exactly my thougths. And would it be so bad? If Nintendo can get games like Bayonetta 2 and ZombiU exclusively then why not more? Looks good either way=)

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Comment #10 by The Clutch Hand
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 01:27:51 PM
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Very interested in this a lot looks great could be very promising. I'm sure theyll keep making Hayabusa this is could for a change. The only thing there needs to be a Master Ninja!

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Comment #11 by Rastaman20
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:09:53 PM
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@9 the problem is that people wont go out and spend hundred on a wiiU just for NGZ,B2, and that zombie game lol i know im not the wii sucked wii U will as well

on the other hand a new protaganist seems cool lol

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Comment #12 by Lazy_FAQer
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:43:29 PM
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Comment #13 by bentiancai
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 04:46:32 PM
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Already saw the video, it looks like the game is going to be played as a ninja who fights a lot of zombies, I like the theme; by the way, I would like to see ayane to show up in the game.

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Comment #14 by Blaze Ninja
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 05:23:08 PM
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I find it quite interesting that you play as one of Ryu's victims in this. Definitely keep my eyes on this one.

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Comment #15 by Hurricane Of 87
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 05:59:05 PM
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Inafune needs to get cracking with DR3.

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Comment #16 by HalfEVILmonkey
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 06:28:29 PM
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No thanks. I have better things to play.

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Comment #17 by Bajan Elite
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 06:48:59 PM
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Seems interesting will keep an eye on this

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Comment #18 by SilentRich69
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 06:57:54 PM
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Wow a zombie game.........I can feel the originality oozing from this title.

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Comment #19 by The Bum-Mobile
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 08:29:15 PM
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I was looking at my Ninja Gaiden game for the original Xbox the other day. I wish the series stayed like that.

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Comment #20 by Shadowoso323
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 08:54:47 PM
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Nice. Just make the camera adjustment better than the NG games. Lets see if Ryu will be an unlockable character. Or add Megaman or Zero.

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Comment #21 by TwiliTerror
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 10:00:11 PM
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@15: Dead Rising is Capcom property, Inafune isn't with Capcom anymore

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Comment #22 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 05:34:52 AM
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Another nail in the coffin lol, NG3 was soooo terrible & the only decent version looks like it's only going to be on the Wii-Poo.

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Comment #23 by Dlark17
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 09:27:19 AM
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Because every game these days needs fucking zombies.

Other than that, it looks like a cool game, even if it ends up being another flop in the dying series.

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Comment #24 by ronnie42
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 10:01:28 AM
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wtf! I'm not really how I feel about this. Zombies sort of made sense but as long as it has demons, etc....

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Comment #25 by RoseSymphony
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 01:54:48 PM
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@1 Too soon. Just... too soon. ;A;

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