TECMO KOEI AMERICA UNLEASHES A NEW BREED OF NINJA – YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z FOR PLAYSTATION 3, XBOX 360 AND STEAM PC

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TECMO KOEI AMERICA UNLEASHES A NEW BREED OF NINJA – YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z FOR PLAYSTATION 3, XBOX 360 AND STEAM PC

From Famed Developer Team NINJA and Legendary Producer Keiji Inafune

Comes an Action Packed, Twisted Tale of Ninja Revenge

BURLINGAME, Calif.MARCH 18, 2014 – TECMO KOEI America is extremely pleased to announce that YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z is now available in North America for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and will be available on Steam® for PC on March 21, 2014. In celebration of this momentous occasion, TECMO KOEI America has released the official launch trailer and created a brand new piece of artwork featuring the cyborg ninja, Yaiba Kamikaze.

In YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z, players take on the role of YAIBA, an elite ninja warrior and master in combat. Cleaved in two and left for dead at the hands of the legendary Ryu Hayabusa, YAIBA is brought back to life by a mysterious organization through the use of cyber technology. Now, armed with a powerful array of mecha weapons and an unquenchable thirst for blood, YAIBA’s relentless quest for revenge finds him slicing his way through hordes of undead in a world ravaged by a zombie outbreak.

“Developed by the talented teams led by Team NINJA’s Yosuke Hayashi and comcept’s Keiji Inafune, YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z is an ambitious project, and we are excited to introduce this new type of ninja to NINJA GAIDEN fans and newcomers alike,” said Amos Ip, SVP and General Manager of TECMO KOEI America.  “When it comes to creating an exciting new property utilizing ninja and zombies as source material, there are no better experts than Team NINJA and Inafune-san.”

Step into the stylized living comic book world of YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z where stunning visuals and fluid combat depict a world gone mad. YAIBA’s bloodlust is matched only by the deadly assortment of weapons in his arsenal. Shred through hordes of zombies by transforming YAIBA’s cybernetic arm into a razor chainsaw or tear off an opponent’s arms for a pair of make-shift zombie nun chucks. Each fallen foe brings YAIBA closer to the ultimate showdown with his rival as he leaves a trail of death and destruction in his tracks.
YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z comes from the teams behind the famed ninja and zombie videogame experiences, Team NINJA, creators of the revolutionary NINJA GAIDEN series, and legendary producer Keiji Inafune, and developer, Spark Unlimited. Enter a world where ninja, zombies, cybernetic weapons, and cell-shaded comic book visuals clash and come alive in an action packed adventure that draws from the NINJA GAIDEN franchise with an original storyline and new style of play.

YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z for the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 in North America. The Steam® (PC) version will launch on March 21, 2014 and is available for pre-order at a special discounted rate of $49.99. This title been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB.

More information about YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z can be found at www.YaibaNGZ.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YaibaNinjaGaidenZ and Twitter @YaibaNGZ.

For more news about Team NINJA, visit http://teamninja-studio.com, and don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/teamninjastudio and follow us on Twitter @TeamNINJAStudio.

About TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP:

TECMO KOEI AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger.

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