Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Has A Retro Tribute To Classic Ninja Gaiden

By Spencer . December 12, 2013 . 12:34am

Remember Ninja Gaiden before it was a 3D action series and you ran through enemies with the Art of the Fire Wheel? Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z has a throwback to the NES and arcade game called Ninja Gaiden Z mode.


This homage has a side-scrolling camera and 8-bit feel to it. When you progress through Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’s story you’ll unlock Ninja Gaiden Z mode. Tecmo Koei notes that this has a really high level of difficulty designed to challenge players. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comes out on March 4, 2014 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in North America. Europe gets the game a couple of days earlier on February 28.


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  • Man, that looks awesome. I’m totally willing to give this game a shot when it comes out.

    • urbanscholar


  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Wasn’t expecting the voice to say Ninja Ryukenden!

  • Zangetsu777

    LOL Nice

  • ajneez

    i love the music!

  • Icefang

    Haha, I love it!

  • megaten666

    Honestly, this arcade mode should be more 2D. Judging from the video, arcade mode’s gameplay doesn’t look quite different.

  • loempiavreter

    Nice, they should’ve made this the main mode and the current main one as an unlockable…

  • doubleO7

    I was already planning to buy it, but this made my interest in the game shoot up quite a bit.

  • Yan Zhao

    Now THATS the kind of bonus mode games should have! Hype for this game. Still hoping for Ryu Hayabusa to be playable.

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Everything that has NINJA and GAIDEN in its tittle ought to be good… well, almost everything, that Ninja gaiden sigma 3 razor’s edge was just mediocre…

    • TheHolypopeofgaming

      Razor’s Edge was awesome come one. Just because revewers tell you to not like doesn’t mean you shouldn’t like it.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I need this game in my life

  • I was always disappointed that Team Ninja hardly ever, if ever, did throwbacks to the classic NG series… until now I think there’s just been that remix of Act 4-2 in Orochi Warriors 3. There needs to be more done along these lines… like a new 2D side-scrolling NInja Gaiden…. difficulty and all. Can’t wait for Yaiba too!

  • DatKofGuy

    Didnt Saints Row 4 do something similar?

  • xxx128

    Would have been cool and much less gimicky if it actually would have been a 2d homage with less polygons and more 2d graphics.

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