Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will receive a special Ninja Gaiden Z mode, Team Ninja announced. The retro-inspired mode offers side-scrolling action similar to past games in the series along with 8-bit-style cut scenes and menus. In addition to the trailer and screens showing off the classic game mode, the developer issued an additional quirky parody trailer, seen after the break.
What's more, Team Ninja noted that the game's main character Yaiba will receive a downloadable alternate costume thanks to a collaboration with Comcept. Players will have the ability to dress their ninja warrior up like Beck, the lead character of Keiji Inafune's Mighty No. 9. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is slated to launch on March 4, 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (12/13/13)
FIRST DETAILS OF "NINJA GAIDEN Z" MODE AND DLC
Team NINJA today revealed the first official details and an all-new trailer detailing the
retro-stylised side-scrolling "NINJA GAIDEN Z" Mode, which will be included in the
upcoming YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z. Accompanying the new trailer are a variety of
screenshots and information about Yaiba's rage mode, entitled "Bloodlust", and his
cybernetic-savvy companion, Miss Monday. 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.
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
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.
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 cyber arm 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 upcoming 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 4, 2014.