Keiji Inafune recently unveiled a new brand new zombie game project called YAIBA. Inafune hasn’t released too many more details outside his statement, but read on to learn a bit more and watch the new trailer.
Announcement from Inafune
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? 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.
You can visit the official YAIBA website to learn more about the game.
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