Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z for PS3, 360, and PC has been delayed to March 18, 2014, but fans of the long-running franchise can pick up the first part of the digital comic now. The three-part story details the back-story of certain characters and weapons from the upcoming games. Team NINJA fans, check it out!
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Team Ninja and Dark Horse Comics Kick Off
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Digital Comic Series: Comic-Inspired Action Title Confirms New North American Release Date
Team NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as Heartless as he recounts the story to MissMonday. Initially released digitally with an all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of 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). The comic can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/.
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 and Steam® (PC)March 18, 2014. This title has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB.
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