Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Trailer is Extreme to the Max

Jason McDonald

I didn’t think that it would be possible for a game about cyborg ninjas battling zombies to be too edgy for me.  “Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z” looks vibrant and beautiful, but below it’s candy coated exterior is a rich nuggety center of immaturity.

Slated to hit American shores on March 4th and in Europe on February 28th, “Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z” is a the product of a three way partnership between Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Comcept.  As an offshoot of the Ninja Gaiden series, the game features all the bloody hack-and-slash action fans of that series love.

However, where Ryu Hayabusa is a reserved and dignified ninja, Yaiba is the kind of ninja you won’t take home to mother.  In the trailer below you’ll hear Yaiba spouting off lines like “Take a suck…” and “sugar tits.”  The over-the-top attitude is supposed to be hilarious, but it all comes off as feeling forced and grotesque. Check it out for yourself below.

In YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z, players battle fierce zombies as YAIBA, a cyborg ninja brought back to life with cyber-technology, who will do anything for revenge. Brandishing his deadly ninja sword and the mecha weapons integrated into his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.

Despite my grievances with the dialog choices, I can’t deny that the game looks beautiful and fluid.  I’m interested in still trying it out, but this might be one I have to play on mute.

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      1. Joël Lévesque November 4, 2013 at 3:48 pm

        Ain’t people tired of these button-mash-games where you only have to smash X X X X X X X X X X X X X X SQUARE against enemies that are to weak to even walk straigth…where is the challenge, where is the fun? Sure it looks good and cool and all but after a few minutes you get it, you know the rules, the game is over because there is nothing more to learn.