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‘Dead Rising’ Creator Returns with ‘Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’


Keiji Infafune, creator of Mega Man and Dead Rising, announced his return to zombie territory.  It marks a strange team up between Inafune’s new company Comcept and Team Ninja, creators of Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, a game called Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

In the game, you play as Yaiba, a ninja who must mow down countless zombies in the way of his one goal: killing Ryu Hayabusa.  Hayabusa, in case you haven’t played them, is the main protagonist in the Ninja Gaiden series, and seeing him as the main “villain” in Yaiba proves to be a fascinating switch.  The brief taste of gameplay that we see in the trailer from G4 looks over-the-top and highly kinetic—just like Ninja Gaiden—with a dose of Dead Rising insanity…was that a TV smashing a zombie’s head?