Fans may be familiar with the Ninja Gaiden moniker, but what exactly does “Yaiba” mean? Keiji Inafune and Yosuke Hayashi have released yet another developer diary for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z that explains exactly that. Basically, aside from being the main character’s name “Yaiba” is a Japanese word that refers to the blade of a sword, which is appropriate since a sword appears to be the weapon of choice in the zombie infested action title. Learn more about the concepts behind the game in the dev diary, which can be viewed below.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will make its playable debut at E3 2013, which begins on June 11th. The game will be available next year for the PS3 and Xbox 360.