Part 2 of Yaiba: NGZ comic series is out

by: Nathaniel -

Last month, I told you about Dark Horse Comic's collaboration with Team NINJA Studios and the resulting 3-part Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comic series.  Part 1 released last month and part 2 is out now.

Part 2 continues Yaiba's tale of his sword, Heartless.*

You'll be able to get a hold of the whole series either by purchasing a full retail copy of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z when it is released on March 18 or by downloading it at www.digital.darkhorse.com  and the Dark Horse Comics app on either iTunes or Google Play.

The series is written by Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, drawn by Rafael Ortiz, colored by Carlos Badilla, with special cover art by James Harren. 

To learn more, follow the jump.

*Do you think that when swords are off work and hanging out at the sword bar with their friends, they refer to one another by utterly mundane names like Steve or Mary?  I do.

TEAM NINJA AND DARK HORSE COMICS LAUNCH PART TWO OF THE YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z DIGITAL COMIC SERIES

A River of Fire Awaits Yaiba as The Legend of the “Heartless” Sword Continues


Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched part two of the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series continuing the saga of the cyborg ninja’s legendary sword named “Heartless”. Part two finds Yaiba continuing on his quest to attain the mystical “Heartless” sword, encountering a new ally along his way. With different motivations, but both ultimately in the name of revenge, the two must work together in unexpected ways to conquer “the River of Three Crossings” and reach the Storm Temple.

Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with first run retail releases of the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft versions on March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play). Additional information can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-2/.

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 cyber arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done. Will he kill by turning his cyber arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter in this collaboration between famed developers Team NINJA and comcept’s Keiji Inafune.

YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft March 18, 2014 and Steam® (PC) on March 21, 2014. This title has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB.

More information about YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z can be found at www.YaibaNGZ.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YaibaNinjaGaidenZ and Twitter https://twitter.com/YaibaNGZ.

For more news about Team NINJA, visit http://teamninja-studio.com, and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teamninjastudio and follow us on Twitter @TeamNINJAStudio.

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