Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be unique says Hayashi
“It will have its own sort of system, its own feel, and its own play.”
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be something that will really be unique and fresh according to Team Ninja boss, Yosuke Hayashi. The game is currently under development by three studios, Keiji Inafune’s Comcept, Team Ninja and Spark Unlimited.
“Looking at Team Ninja and what we need to do is to stay relevant in the future, teaming up with a Western studio is one of the things that we needed to do,” he said. “We see ninjas portrayed in Western games, and they aren’t real ninjas. There is something off about them. Zombies are a creation of the west,” he said to Siliconera.
“We feel we can bring the authentic ninja-ness and by teaming with Spark, they can bring in the authentic zombie-ness.”
He also reveals what makes it so unique.
“We are not planning on just bringing the Ninja Gaiden system and putting a different coat of paint on it and calling it Yaiba. It will have its own sort of system, its own feel, and its own play,” he revealed.
“Within that, we need to make sure that gameplay will satisfy the Ninja Gaiden fans, but it’s not going to be the exact same thing, we just bring it over. So, we can assure Ninja Gaiden fans that they will feel the challenges in the game, but it will be different than Ninja Gaiden.
“It is not a direct sequel to a Ninja Gaiden game or directly tied into a Ninja Gaiden game. Within the world of Ninja Gaiden, you can have a lot of things going on, and Yaiba is one of those things. And within that we want to have stuff that a Ninja Gaiden fan will enjoy.”
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