Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z – Release info


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 cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.

Release dates

EU March 21 – US March 18


The game follows the exploits of the powerful ninja Yaiba Kamikaze. Yaiba was once part of a clan that tested the abilities of its ninja by putting them up against a highly skilled member; in this case it was Yaiba they had to face. However, after growing weary of his weak, Yaiba eventually decides to massacre his own clan and leave the survivors to their deaths.

At some point he meets with the franchise mainstay Ryu Hayabusa and decides to challenge him, claiming that he is the weakest foe Yaiba has encountered thus far. During the battle he discovers otherwise as Ryu slices Yaiba’s left arm and eye, almost killing him.

Later, Yaiba is discovered by a mysterious organization who restores his lost body parts with mechanized duplicates. Yaiba learns that a zombie outbreak has begun and that Ryu has been searching for the source of the infection. He decides to work with the organization that resurrected him in order to exact his revenge against Ryu, agreeing to help put a stop to the spread of zombie infection.


Launch Trailer


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Key art



Game Informer 6.5 –  Destructoid 6 – NowGamer 5.5 – Games 5 – God is a Geek 4 – GameSpot 4 – GamesRadar 4

Play UK 3.5 – Playstation Official Magazine UK 3 – USgamer 3 – CVG 3 – Edge Magazine 2


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