Keiji Inafune was one of the minds behind Capcom titles such as Mega Man, Onimusha and Dead Rising. Now with his new company "comcept", Inafune is giving a new take on the zombie game genre with the Wednesday announcement of Yaiba.
A teaser trailer fr the game was released along with some details straight from Inafune himself. While Dead Rising was a more satirical and goofy take on the zombie genre with different costumes and objects that could be used as weapons, Yaiba appears to take a more serious and bloody spin.
"Since my departure from my former company in December of 2010, I have been thinking about how to live up to people’s expectations as an independent game creator. What do people expect of me?" Inafune wrote in a statement. "What do they want to see me do? A year and a half has passed after becoming independent, and I have been fortunate enough to announce several projects along the way.
"I have announced three consumer titles and three social game titles. I have given speeches in various seminars, panels, universities and schools. I have published three books. I am still aggressively challenging myself in various arenas. But I asked myself 'Have I covered all everything?' It felt like something is missing; something people expect from me the most. Everywhere I go, people ask: 'Are you working on it?' 'When is it coming?'
"The expectation seems higher in the west. The expectation is clear. It’s for my next zombie game. There are countless zombie games out there, and yet, people say they want to see a new Inafune zombie game. I am flattered and grateful, for people associating me as a 'Zombie Lover'. For that, I must, answer to this expectation. This new concept for my game was born some time after becoming independent. I don’t want to spoil everything just yet, but I hope you will enjoy my new game that is loaded with stuff I love, zombies, ninjas, robots, and action. It’s called 'YAIBA'. I hope you are excited. I know I am."
Details on platforms or a release date for Yaiba have not been announced but you can check out the teaser trailer in our video gallery.