Whatever Keiji Inafune’s new zombie game, titled YAIBA, is, he wants people outside of Japan to know about it. This morning, Inafune’s company, Comcept, had an English press release sent out along with a teaser video for YAIBA.

 

Inafune, who greenlit several new projects at Capcom, and was involved in a supervisory role with a number of their titles, felt that fans expected a zombie game from him, now that he’s struck out on his own as an independent developer.

 

“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.”

 

YAIBA allegedly came from “intense soul-searching” by Inafune, as he sought to create a game that was both novel and nostalgic.

 

“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.”

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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