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XBL Store Today: MGS5: Ground Zeroes, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, more

metalgearsolidgroundzeroes-firstartThe Xbox Live Store has been updated with several new downloadable offerings and if you’re looking for a few new Xbox 360/Xbox One games today, your choices include:

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One/Xbox 360) – Hideo Kojima’s latest mission for Big Boss will serve as a prequel to The Phantom Pain as well as serve as an introduction to the new. mechanics found in the game.
  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Xbox 360) – Tecmo Koei’s latest Ninja Gaiden game promises cyborg-on-zombie battles and the ability to wield nunchucks made from zombie arms.
  • Constant C (XBLA) is a puzzle platformer that messes with gravity and time.
  • And Skydive: Proximity Flight (XBLA) is a Kinect-powered wingsuit simulator.

More information on all of these titles can be found after the break. (more…)

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MGS5: Ground Zeroes, Luftrausers, InFamous: Second Son, more added to PS Store

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Your eyes do not deceive you, this is reality… Sony has updated their virtual storefront, the PlayStation Store, with a ton of new games.

Leading the way is Sony’s next major PS4 release, InFamous: Second Son. Second Son will spin off with a new main character (Delsin) and a new locale (Seattle) because Cole McGrath lost his life at the end of InFamous 2. In a break from tradition, you’ll have to wait until Friday (March 21) to continue your infamous ways.

Also available for the PS4 this week is Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Hideo Kojima’s prologue to the next Metal Gear game, and Stealth Inc.: Ultimate Edition, a next-gen upgrade to the popular puzzle platformer. Ground Zeroes is also available to download from the PS3 section of the store. Finally, the mining platformer SteamWorld Dig makes the next-generation leap in a special PS4/Vita Cross-Buy edition.

But don’t think the PS3 is being left out in this week’s PlayStation Store update. The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has finally been released (it’s available on the Vita too), along with Tecmo Koei’s insane zombie slasher, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, and Vlambeer’s dogfighting sim, Luftrausers (which was released as a PS3/Vita Cross-Buy title).

More information on all of these games can be found after the break and a full rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)

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New Releases: MGS5: Ground Zeroes, InFamous: Second Son, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, More

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TitanFall made a huge splash last week, but a new set of publishers are ready to compete for your gaming dollar this week with a new set of games. Are you ready? Here we go…

Konami and Kojima Productions will release Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for next-generation consoles (PS4 and Xbox One) and current-generation consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360) this week. The game will serve as a prologue to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which does not currently have a release date, and will serve as an introduction to the franchise’s brand new open world mechanics.

Also available this week is the next major PS4 exclsuive from Sony, InFamous: Second Son. With Second Son, the InFamous series gains a new protagonist and a new city to wreak havoc in. And speaking of havoc, Tecmo Koei will release Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, a wild collaboration between Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune’s Comcept, for the PS3 and Xbox 360 this week.

Finally, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster will bring the beloved pair of games to the PS3 and Vita this week. It will be joined the week’s lone Wii U release, the kart racing game Hello Kitty Kruisers.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z embraces the crazy and will arrive in stores on March 4, 2014

Tecmo Koei has announced that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the wild Ninja Gaiden spinoff centering on a cyborg ninja battling zombies, will be available in stores on March 4, 2014. In honor of the finalized release date, the publisher has uploaded a new trailer for the game that introduces us to Miss Monday, Yaiba’s handler, and Yaiba’s unique sense of humor:

Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad overflowing with hordes of the undead. Only Yaiba’s drive for retribution and willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done can stop the countless waves of zombies in his path. Yaiba’s lust to kill is insatiable as he mercilessly slices through masses of enemies with his sword, or the array of weapons accessible via his cyborg arm. Miss Monday is Yaiba’s virtual escort and is vital to his survival. However, not even she is safe from his brash, unbridled sarcasm.

I’m definitely excited to play Yaiba next year, but it feels like this trailer hit every trope that Suda 51 parodied in last year’s Lollipop Chainsaw.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z also coming to PC in early 2014

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Tecmo Koei has announced that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the zombified Ninja Gaiden spinoff that stars a robot, will also be available for the PC (through Steam) in early 2014. Originally announced for the PS3 and Xbox 360, Yaiba is in development at three studios: Team Ninja, Splash Damage, and Keiji Inafune’s Comcept.

In case you were worried that a game from the creators of Dead or Alive, Quake Wars, and Dead Rising would be tame, a statement from Tecmo Koei is here to calm your fears:

Players all called to battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyborg arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon.

Step inside a stylised, living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done. Will he kill by turning his cyborg arm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead… or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter—and the desire to kill more and more zombies!

Zombie nunchucks! Shut up and take my money!

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Tecmo Koei at E3 2013: Dynasty Warriors 8, Dead or Alive 5, Ninja Gaiden Z, more

tecmokoei-logoTecmo Koei is bringing a quintet of games to this year’s E3 Expo and their lineup should look quite familiar to anyone who knows the company well.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, the next game in the Ninja Gaiden series (and the first not to star Ryu Hayabusa), leads off their lineup. A newly announced “early 2014” release date accompanies its E3 appearance.

New entries in two other long-running franchises, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and Dynasty Warriors 8, will also be included at Tecmo Koei’s E3 booth.

Finally, two Vita games: Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland, an RPG re-release, and Toukiden, a new game from the Dynasty Warriors development team, will also be on hand.

More details about all of these titles, straight from Tecmo Koei, can be found after the break. (more…)

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z confirmed for release on PS3, Xbox 360

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z finally has a home. The wild Spark Unlimited/Team Ninja/Keiji Inafune’s Comcept collaboration was announced at this year’s Tokyo Game Show for “Consoles.” Today, thanks to a series of job postings on the developer’s official website, we’ve learned that it’s coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Here’s what Spark said to the prospective employees interested in joining the Yaiba team: “Spark is looking for an experienced Senior Designer to join us in making a breakout hit called ‘Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z’. This is an opportunity for you to have a hand in creating a bold new take on 3rd Person slasher with Horror elements for the PS3 and Xbox 360.”

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is currently on track for a 2013 release.

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Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z combines zombies, ninjas, and Keiji Inafune

Ninjas?… Love ’em!
Zombies?… Love ’em!
A zombified ninja who has to kill other zombies in his quest to take revenge on his killer, Ninja Gaiden‘s Ryu Hayabusa?… Oh my god, I love this idea so much!

Thankfully, it’s more than just an idea. Announced today at pre-Tokyo Game Show event, Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is a collaboration between Team Ninja, Spark Unlimited, and Keiji Inafune’s Comcept. If that name sounds familiar, it should. Inafune is the creator of Mega Man as well as the zombie-riffic Dead Rising.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is in development for an unspecified group of consoles and, hopefully, we’ll learn more about it soon.

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