During this year’s Tokyo Game Show, a new Ninja Gaiden spin-off set in a zombie apocalypse was revealed to be in development at both Team Ninja and Spark Unlimited, under the direction of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune.
While there was plenty of buzz about the game, no one knew what console the game was being developed for, nor a possible release window. It turns out there was a good reason why these details weren’t available.
Job listings for a senior designer
, multiplayer engineer
, AI engineer
, and effects artist
have popped up on Spark’s homepage and they seem to indicate that not only is Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z
a third-person "hack and slash" combat game with shooter elements and multiplayer features, it’s also destined for a release on next generation consoles.
While this isn’t quite an official reveal in the traditional sense, it seems Yaiba will likely be one of the first “killer apps” for the next Microsoft and Sony consoles. Maybe it’ll even pop up on the Wii U. Who knows?
When more details about Ninja Gaiden Z become available, we’ll be sure to let all of you g1s out there know.