Generally, when one thinks of people who can be thanked for the zombie craze that seems to be sweeping everywhere, one may think of George A Romero (Dawn of the Dead
, Night of the Living Dead
) or Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead
). One person who may not spring to mind is Keiji Inafune. Formerly an employee of Capcom, he's the mind behind such popular series as Dead Rising
and Resident Evil
. Now at the head of his own independent studio, Comcept, Inafune felt it was time to return to the creation of zombie video games.
To this end, he has announced that Comcept is currently working on YAIBA
, which is a "new concept consisting of zombies with action, ninjas and mechs." The game is very early in development, with even the consoles it will be released on as-yet-unconfirmed, but there is a stylish trailer for you to check out:
Inafune explained his reasoning for returning to the zombie-genre in a statement issued with the trailer's release:
Everywhere I go, people ask me, 'When is it coming?'. There are so many zombie games out there, yet people ask me for a new Inafune zombie game. I am grateful for people's respect for me as the 'zombie game creator' and to fulfill that I must answer their expectations with YAIBA.
As more details for YAIBA
emerge, we'll be sure to bring them to you!