Keiji Inafune, designer of Mega Man, and producer of Onimusha, Dead Rising and Resident Evil, has been hard at work since he left Capcom almost 2 years ago, and now he’s revealed his latest project – code name YAIBA, which appears to be a ninja, zombie survival game with a very interesting art style.
“Everywhere I go, people ask me, ‘When is it coming?’” Inafune said. “There are so many zombie games out there, yet people ask me for a new Inafune zombie game. I am grateful for people’s respect for me as the ‘zombie game creator’ and to fulfill that I must answer their expectations with YAIBA.”
The game concept originated from intense soul searching by Inafune as he sought to create a fresh way to create a novel and unconventional game while still bringing a feeling of nostalgia for games of the past. “I am not at freedom to disclose the details just yet,” said Inafune. “But I am confident you will enjoy this new concept consisting of zombies with action, ninjas and mechs.”
YAIBA Concept Trailer
More details will be revealed as YAIBA moves forward.