Yaiba Is A Ninja Gaiden Spin-Off, In Which Ryu Must Die
That Yaiba game looks pretty slick, doesn't it?
But there's something you probably didn't know... During a Tecmo Koei media event prior to the start of the Tokyo Game Show, former Capcom executive and Comcept founder Keiji Inafune shared some new details.
The full title is actually Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. Yep, that's right, this is technically a spin-off, and the project is a joint venture between Comcept, Team Ninja, and Spark Unlimited (Legendary, Lost Planet 3). Interestingly enough, the main character, Yaiba, must hunt down and kill the master Ninja Gaiden protagonist Ryu. Evidently, the adventure will include "ninjas, zombies and samurai," which is kinda like a triple whammy for action aficionados.
We still don't know about targeted platforms and there is no estimated release window. But Ninja Gaiden 3 didn't really turn out well, so we're hoping this spin-off can resurrect our love for the esteemed franchise.
Related Game(s): Yaiba
9/19/2012 9:35:11 PM Ben Dutka