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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z's variety of zombies is as gonzo as its core concept. If you aren't up to speed on this game yet, it stars a ninja named Yaiba who was sliced in two and reconstructed as a cyborg. He now has a metal arm that can transform into a chainsaw.
Who does he use this weapon against? The people who turned him into this crazed killing machine, and zombies...a whole bunch of zombies.
Below is a listing of seven different zombie types that Yaiba will encounter. The descriptions are provided by Team Ninja. I like the look of the Mars Attacks-like Infected Zombie, but have no idea what is going on with The Priest. It seems like he has an oddly placed skull on his face. Kinda freaky.
Tecmo Koei hasn't announced an exact release date for this Team Ninja, Comcept, and Spark Unlimited developed game, but it is due out in 2014.The Infected"Most of our ex-neighbors and friends stink. You might have thought they stunk when they were alive too, but now their odor 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."
Electric Infected"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."
The Terrible Two"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?"
Burning Infected"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."
The Brawler"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 on the most pleasant note, but look at him now! Strong as ever! Agile as a panther! Quick as a...quickly rotting undead thing."
Toxic Infected"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."
The Priest"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."
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This is looking really fun to play.. I cannot express how disappointed I was with Ninja Gaiden 3, especially after the excellence that were 1 & 2. Hopefully this is more in line with those titles than the terd part 3.
These guys are pretty cool. I can easily see myself hanging out with the two headed baby thing.
Wow, these are awesome designs.
All of these look really cool.
These look great. I'm curious to see how this game plays.
I like the illustrations a lot.
I love the concepts and the concept art! The different zombie classes is a nice touch.
'The Infected'. How creative.