A few days ago Team ninja and Dark horse are officially teaming up to bring a Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comic series just months before the game debut. Yaiba Ninja Gaiden is one of the highly anticipated games of 2014 and rightfully so Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 where stellar games that received good reviews, NG 3 on the other hand was not well received as fans complaining that the franchise was starting to being too streamlined, So Team Ninja decided to start new and fresh ip with Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.
In YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber 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. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done
Will he kill by turning his cyberarm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter in this collaboration between famed developers Team NINJA and comcept’s Keiji Inafune.
YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Steam® (PC) March 18, 2014. This title has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB.
Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as “Heartless” as he recounts the story to Miss Monday. Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & GooglePlay). The comic can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/
Ninja Gaiden 3 is almost here, to hold you over the team has a debut trailer to share showcasing the new adventures for Hayabusa in the shadowed world. The curse of the Dragon Sword is running through his body and his past is fueling its rage. Even as the darkness circles around him he’s committed to take down his newest nemesis and save the world from destruction.
Check out the trailer yourself to see how crazy this adventure is about to get. Ninja Gaiden 3 is $59.99 for the 360 and PS3 and $99 for the Collectors Edition
Team Ninja has odd timing but we’re not going to question that, instead we’re bringing first looks at Ayane and Hitomi who are two of the most recognized fighters in the mix for the DOA universe. At TGS Team Ninja teases Ryu Hayabusa and Hayate but there’s no doubt this will stir some interest. Check out the screens below to get a feel for it.
Done? Cool, Dead or Alive 5 promises to bring high quality and high energy fighting into the mix, something we’ve had no shortage of with games like UMVC3 and KOF stepping up their speed of pace this year. Their focus will be on displaying a variety of techniques along with their signature styles already formed, the mix should attract fans and fighting purists into a brawl unlike any other.
Dead or Alive took off on the Dreamcast and in the Arcades when it released its sequel title, from there it was high explosions graceful but powerful moves and intense combinations that carried it into legend. For me, it’s one of the best 3D fighters in the mix as it always sticks true to the basic formula for gameplay and few titles out there can pull that off anymore.