How YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z’s New Ninja Differs From Ryu Hayabusa

By Ishaan . February 11, 2014 . 2:31pm

Tecmo Koei have shared a new developer diary for YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z. This one discusses aspects of the game such as Yaiba’s personality and how he differs from Ryu Hayabusa, the regular series protagonist. It also delves into Yaiba’s cybernetic arm and how it works. You can watch it below.


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  • neogeno

    I love how insane Yaiba is. The dude is all kinds of vulgar and I would love to see how a mission with him and Hayabusa teaming up would be like.

    Hayabusa: I’ll descend into the base from rooftop. You sneak in through the back alley towards the target.

    Yaiba: Got it. *Grabs the first guard he sees and chucks his leg into the most heavily populated area of soldiers.*

    *Proceeds to attack Hayabusa*

    • buddyluv324

      I know right? Its funny looking back how people were having a fit over Yaiba because he’s a vulgar, sex-hound, ill-moral ninja, despite that fact the whole point of the character is to be Ryu’s opposite. .

      • doubleO7

        Yeah, its ironic really. People DIDN’T like him at first because of all those things you listed, but now I’m seeing an increasing number of people happy that he is completely different than Ryu, and like him BECAUSE he’s pervy, vulgar and crude.

  • Charles Parker

    At 4:20….is that Raiden? It looks kinda like the Grey Fox/Olga cyborg ninja suit.

    Nah, it was just the light making Ryu look different. Stupid sword clash flash.

  • Göran Isacson

    While the cinematic style finishers are a warning bell for me, I have to admit I like the part where yaiba insults a zombie only for it to backfire on him spectacularly. I think that if they take the angle that Yaiba is kind of a scuzzy loser who’s just too crazy to quit, and don’t just elevate him to rulebreaking badass who swears and acts like an ass and GETS AWAY WITH IT, then this could be a very entertaining story to sit through. Like they say: Ryu’s appeal lies in how he’s this superstoic badass who never really loses. It’s not a deep appeal, but it’s a bankable one. If they go the opposite way, a guy who’s way too emotional to be “cool”, I think I can dig Yaiba.

  • Joseph Preston

    no ryu ? you just lost my money and why is it cartoony like borderlands. good job at ruining the franchise

  • Joseph Preston

    that just blew my mind I was so looking forward to a sweet sequel but instead we get this crap

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