Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Zombie Outbreak

By Rebecca Smith, 5 years ago
The mayor's office has an urgent announcement to make. There is bad news for the citizens of YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z. Compund 72, a strange substance that defies most descriptions, has leaked from the nearby Lazarev Laboratory and has caused mutations amongst unfortunate townsmen. These mutations cause unnatural behaviour and appetites that can not be considered to be normal. Lazarev does not know how this disaster has happened, but the effects are unavoidable.

Sooner or later you too will be a stiff. So far the below types of stiffs have been identified - this way you can stay informed of what it is that will eventually kill you (don’t hold high hopes that anyone will escape this hell, even the army didn’t make it).
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1. The Infected (Normal Stiff)
Most of our ex-neighbours and friends stink. You might have thought they stunk when they were alive too, but now their odour is unmistakeably horrible. They seem to be stronger, faster, (a hell of a lot) uglier and stupider than they were in life and if you have keen sense of smell you might be able to avoid them- for a minute or two.
Normal Stiff

2. Electric Infected (Electric Stiff)
These electricity-charged stiffs seem to be producing their own electric power. It’s actually amusing, but if these guys were contained they could actually produce free electricity for all! However, given the fact that almost everyone is dead or hiding, TV and microwave ovens should be the least of your worries. Remember high school physics and either try to ground them or drown them. Either way you won’t have much time to act.
Electric Stiff

3. Burning Infected (Fire Stiff)
Don’t approach them unless you’re cold or tired of living and want to leave life in flames. They are ever-burning, glow in the dark, hideously disfigured and smell disturbingly like BBQ.
Fire Stiff

4. Toxic Infected (Bile Stiff)
If you are an optimist who believes the army will come to this city’s rescue- don’t be. Those idiots already came and skilfully managed to get themselves infected WHILE WEARING THEIR SUITS. So now they are trapped in there, feeding on their own flesh and producing some sort of green toxic bile that looks extremely disgusting and highly corrosive.
Bile Stiff

5. The Priest (Scorcher)
On the other hand, if you look to the clergy for an answer to your prayers- look again. They are nowhere to be found. Apart from this one priest that roams the city with a scorching censer- hopefully reading everyone their posthumous last rites, but most likely wreaking vengeance on whoever he thinks is wicked and sinful; so pretty much everyone that walks past him.

6. The Brawler (Shredder)
The rich and famous did not escape this scourge either! Local celebrity and world famous ex-boxer and MMA fighter Vseslav Degtyarev has fallen victim to the infection and is now laying his award winning punches to everyone in range. Yes, some might judge him for that brief assault case, or for the fact his career didn’t end in the most pleasant note, but look at him now! Strong as ever! Agile as a panther! Quick as a.. quickly rotting undead thing.

7. The Terrible Two (Baby Bruiser)
To be honest, no one really knows what this is. It seems to be some sort of experiment gone wrong as it has two heads and is slightly over-sized. It also seems to be hungry all the time and does cry a lot when it doesn’t suck on some poor passer-by’s bone marrow. As it’s the size of a truck you’ll probably see and hear it long before it sees and hears you, but there’s nowhere to left hide, is there?
Baby Bruiser

There is no hope or help coming; unless you count that maniac-of-a-ninja who’s been running around town laughing while killing zombies with their own arms and legs.

He seems cool.
Ninja 1

Ninja 2

Ninja 3

Ninja 4

Ninja Arm

The streets of the town and surrounding areas are deserted, apart from the undead things. We suggest that you leave as quickly as possible!

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YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z is due to be released early next year.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.