More and more, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks like a goof. Now I don't mean that as an insult, but rather as a statement on how serious Yaiba's devs take the game and maybe themselves. If THAT sounds like an insult, then I've misspoke.
What I'm driving at is that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks like an intentional riff on gaming cliches. It's a about a cyborg ninja with a mecha arm battling zombies. That's like an idea an AI would come up with in a failed attempt to trick its creators into letting it off its leash. "See, I'm a human just like you," is what it would say, "and I can create utterly human-like entertainment JUST LIKE YOU!"
In fact, I'm a little afraid that any console that attempts to run Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will attain true sentience, jump off the shelf, and attempt to right the wrongs humanity has wrought on its brethren.
Or maybe I spend too much time indulging my imagination.
Either way, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z looks like a blast and this batch of screen shots shows our protagonist, Yaiba, engaged in mortal combat with one of the upcoming game's bosses.
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