The upcoming slash-em-up title Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is now coming to PC through Steam, according to a press release from Tecmo Koei. Yaiba, set to release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2014, will also appear as a digital download through the Steam store simultaneously to its console counterparts. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be the first Ninja Gaiden game to hit the desktop platform since Ninja Gaiden II in 1990.

A spinoff from the main series, Yaiba is set to depart a little from previous games. You play the titular Yaiba, a ninja “killed” by series protagonist Ryu Hayabusa and brought back to life through cybernetics by a mysterious organisation to kill all the zombies so he can wreak bloody vengeance on Ryu. Yaiba will be able to use his sword or by, ahem

“turning his cyborg arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead — or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nun-chucks”

Development is being headed by series stalwarts Team Ninja and Yosuke Hayashi, in conjunction with the very busy Keiji Inafune of Comcept fame. Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden z will be coming on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC (yay!) early 2014.

Also, we has pretty pictures. See them below.

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  • Shigurui

    I wouldn’t trust Yosuke Hayashi to make a sandwich correctly now that he and Team Ninja Dog have pretty much destroyed Ryu’s Ninja Gaiden games. Hopefully Inafune’s input will prevent this game from being Hayashi’s usual standard of under developed garbage.