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Inafune Explains What The “Yaiba” In YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z Means


In a new developer diary video, Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi and Comcept’s Keiji Inafune discuss the development of YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z. Inafune begins by sharing what the word “Yaiba” means. The two then go on to discuss the game’s overseas developer, Spark Unlimited, their contribution the game, and how Western developers differ from those in Japan.



YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z is in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.