Like surprises? I sure hope so, because this one’s a doozy. This is like asking Santa for a video game and waking up Christmas morning to see a zombified Ninja Gaiden waiting for patiently you under the tree. Just replace Santa with me — though really, wouldn’t you rather sit on my lap, anyway? — and the tree with Bloody Disgusting, and you have pretty much the same scenario. All this is a long-winded way of saying that zombie game with ninjas that Mega Man Keiji Inafune is taking the ninja part seriously. The game’s full name is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and before you ask: yes, this is a Ninja Gaiden spin-off.
In case your mind was just blown, don’t worry, this game has zombies that are more than willing to clean that up. More after the break.
Ninja Gaiden 3 was met with fairly lukewarm reviews, so this could very well end up being the breath of life this series so desperately needs. What makes this already incredibly exciting project even more amazing is it will be a collaboration between Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden) and Spark Unlimited (Lost Planet 3). That’s a lot of talent being put behind this title, so it better be good. No platforms have been confirmed yet, outside of a painfully cryptic confirmation that it will be coming to “consoles.” Well, that narrows down the field a bit, doesn’t it?
In case you missed it, here’s the teaser trailer revealed earlier this month: