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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailers won't cost you an arm and a leg

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z stars Yaiba Kamikaze, a ninja killed by primary series star Ryu Hayabusa during a duel. We're not sure how Yaiba came back from the dead, but at least we can see how he died....

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Putting the 'Yaiba' in Ninja Gaiden Z

Yaiba means "the blade of a sword," Keiji Inafune explains in this developer diary for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. It is, somehow, the subtler component of the protagonist's full name: Yaiba Kamikaze. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is being developed primarily by Spark Unlimited, the Los Angeles-based...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z uses Unreal Engine 3

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the collaborative Comcept/Team Ninja/Spark Unlimited action game, isn't just undead, it's also Unreal. Tecmo Koei has licensed Unreal Engine 3 from Epic Games Japan for use in the new zombie-filled spinoff. "In the past I have been involved with numerous projects built upon...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will slice its way to Xbox and PS3

Previously announced only for "consoles," it appears that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be heading specifically to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The news comes via a batch of job listings for developer Spark Unlimited (which is also handling Lost Planet 3), which identify Yaiba as "a bold new take on...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z brings east and west together for zombie and ninja authenticity

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer Spark Unlimited was apparently very passionate about working on the franchise. Spark is working with Keiji Inafune's company Comcept, and met with Ninja Gaiden franchise developer Team Ninja through there. "But, actually from a different route they actually came up...

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Talking Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z with Keiji Inafune and Yosuke Hayashi

Walking around the Tokyo Game Show floor, we just happened to run into Keiji Inafune, famed (and infamous) Japanese developer and creator of notable franchises like Mega Man and Dead Rising, not to mention the upcoming Soul Sacrifice and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. We snagged a few minutes of his time...

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z a partnership between Keiji Inafune's Comcept and Team Ninja [update: trailer!]

Famed Japanese developer Keiji Inafune surprised the crowd at Team Ninja's pre-TGS event to discuss his collaboration with the studio, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. It's not the first time we've heard of the game, but it is the first time we've seen the full title. As it implies, it is a spin-off of the...

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Inafune's Yaiba combines zombies with ninjas and mechs

Comcept officially announced Keiji Inafune's zombie game Yaiba today, though it declined to offer much in the way of detail, as we still have no idea of platforms, release window, or even how the game actually works. According to creator Keiji Inafune, it's inspired in part by fan feedback. "There...

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Inafune's new zombie game 'Yaiba,' his Soul Sacrifice surprises for TGS

Mega Man creator and Dead Rising producer Keiji Inafune is working on a new zombie game called Yaiba, Siliconera reports. Platforms and other details are scarce at the moment. If you'll be joining us in Japan next week and have an affinity for things both horrifying and portable, then you may be...

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