We haven’t heard anything about Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for awhile now. A game that combines ninja and zombies? Sounds like a done deal. Knowing that we haven’t seen or heard too much on the spin-off from the ridiculously difficult action game series, a new set of artwork has been released for the game.

Some details about the types of zombies have also been released to give you an idea of what you’ll be facing. You can find each of these enemies in the photos below, but here’s some details on them:

1.    The Infected (Normal Stiff)

Most of our ex-neighbours and friends stink. You might have thought they stunk when they were alive too, but now their odour is unmistakeably horrible. They seem to be stronger, faster, (a hell of a lot) uglier and stupider than they were in life and if you have keen sense of smell you might be able to avoid them- for a minute or two.

2.    Electric Infected (Electric Stiff)

These electricity-charged stiffs seem to be producing their own electric power. It’s actually amusing, but if these guys were contained they could actually produce free electricity for all! However, given the fact that almost everyone is dead or hiding, TV and microwave ovens should be the least of your worries. Remember high school physics and either try to ground them or drown them. Either way you won’t have much time to act.

 3.    Burning Infected (Fire Stiff)

Don’t approach them unless you’re cold or tired of living and want to leave life in flames. They are ever-burning, glow in the dark, hideously disfigured and smell disturbingly like BBQ.

4.    Toxic Infected (Bile Stiff)

If you are an optimist who believes the army will come to this city’s rescue- don’t be. Those idiots already came and skilfully managed to get themselves infected WHILE WEARING THEIR SUITS. So now they are trapped in there, feeding on their own flesh and producing some sort of green toxic bile that looks extremely disgusting and highly corrosive.

5.    The Priest (Scorcher)

On the other hand, if you look to the clergy for an answer to your prayers- look again. They are nowhere to be found. Apart from this one priest that roams the city with a scorching censer- hopefully reading everyone their posthumous last rites, but most likely wreaking vengeance on whoever he thinks is wicked and sinful; so pretty much everyone that walks past him.

6.    The Brawler (Shredder)

The rich and famous did not escape this scourge either! Local celebrity and world famous ex-boxer and MMA fighter Vseslav Degtyarev has fallen victim to the infection and is now laying his award winning punches to everyone in range. Yes, some might judge him for that brief assault case, or for the fact his career didn’t end in the most pleasant note, but look at him now! Strong as ever! Agile as a panther! Quick as a.. quickly rotting undead thing.

7.    The Terrible Two (Baby Bruiser)

To be honest, no one really knows what this is. It seems to be some sort of experiment gone wrong as it has two heads and is slightly over-sized. It also seems to be hungry all the time and does cry a lot when it doesn’t suck on some poor passer-by’s bone marrow.

As it’s the size of a truck you’ll probably see and hear it long before it sees and hears you, but there’s nowhere to left hide, is there?

 

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is set for a 2014 release for PS3, Xbox 360, and iOS. The game is being developed by Team Ninja, Comcept, and Spark Unlimited and published by Tecmo Koei.