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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Team Ninja
Release Date: March 18, 2014 (US), March 21, 2014 (EU)

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'Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z' (ALL) Goes Retro With Sidescroller Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2013 @ 7:09 a.m. PST

In Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, players battle fierce zombies as YAIBA, a cyborg ninja brought back to life with cyber-technology, who will do anything for revenge.

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Brandishing his deadly ninja sword and the mecha weapons integrated into his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.

Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad overflowing with hordes of the undead.  Only Yaiba’s drive for retribution and willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done can stop the countless waves of zombies in his path. Yaiba’s lust to kill is insatiable as he mercilessly slices through masses of enemies with his sword, or the array of weapons accessible via his cyborg arm. Miss Monday is Yaiba’s virtual escort and is vital to his survival. However, not even she is safe from his brash, unbridled sarcasm.

The new “Ninja Gaiden Z” Mode expands the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z experience allowing Yaiba’s over-the-top zombie chucking antics to spill over into an all-new 3D side-scrolling realm. Brought to life through classic 8-bit stylized cut screens and UI, this new mode will have Yaiba battling though hordes of elemental zombies, mechanized enemies, and other familiar baddies reminiscent of a certain 8-bit ninja’s plight (ahem) as he racks up more mad points with every brutal kill.

To get through this side-scrolling gauntlet, Yaiba will have to push himself to his own limits employing all the dirty tricks of his trade. Whether it be by chain flail or cybernetic rocket punch, no amount of zombies have a prayer when face to face with Yaiba’s homicidal rage.   

Fortunately for Yaiba, he will not be tackling this slaughterfest alone. Miss Monday, an engineer for Forge Industries who brought the pieces of Yaiba back to life with cybernetic enhancements, will be there making sure all of Yaiba's cybernetics are operating at their peak performance levels as he tears through these hordes of zombies. Sure, she doesn't really care too much about right, wrong or duty, but maybe because of this, she has an easier time dealing with Yaiba's ”special” attitude.

Additionally, in collaboration with comcept, “Beck” the main character of Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No.9 will make a cameo appearance in the form of an alternate costume for Yaiba. The DLC release of “Beck” will be followed by a Camouflage costume for Yaiba as well.

With Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Team Ninja and legendary producer Keiji Inafune team up to create a new experience. The world of the ninja meets undead warriors, cybernetic weapons, comic books, in an entirely new IP that draws from the Ninja Gaiden franchise with a host of bold, new features including an original storyline and style of gameplay.

Always intense, never boring, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is violent, creative, and daringly different. Sharpen your sword, fire up your cyborg arm, and prepare to GET SOME!

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