Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the newest installment in the long running action game series, and an attempted re-envisioning and re-imagining of it, launches today for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, with a PC version launching on March 21.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a collaboration between comcept, the studio headed by legendary game designer Keiji Inafune, and Team Ninja, in collaboration with Spark Unlimited (who have previously worked with Capcom), the game, which uses a striking visual style, sees players take on the role of Yaiba, an elite ninja warrior and master in combat, and take on the legendary Ryu Hayabusa himself.
“Developed by the talented teams led by Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi and comcept’s Keiji Inafune, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is an ambitious project, and we are excited to introduce this new type of ninja to Ninja Gaiden fans and newcomers alike,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of Tecmo Koei America. “When it comes to creating an exciting new property utilizing ninja and zombies as source material, there are no better experts than Team Ninja and Inafune-san.”
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