Keiji Inafune Reveals YAIBA

By Michelle Balsan, 6 years ago
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!
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.