Epic Games Japan Allows YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z To Run Unreal Engine 3

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Epic Games in Japan has come to an agreement with Tecmo Koei Games to license the Unreal Engine 3 technology for the development of “YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z,” a bold new take on the renowned “NINJA GAIDEN” franchise.

Team NINJA, the development team from Tecmo Koei describes the game as a “new experience” and that it “is not a sequel”, but as with any game running the Unreal Engine 3 we can already build a picture in our minds of how awesome this could possibly look!

Quoted by Yosuke Hayashi, studio head of Team NINJA. “As with any new title, there are many new challenges, from the game design to art style and even development team structure. Unreal Engine 3 is a great ally to have when taking on those challenges. Unreal Engine allows us to quickly and efficiently iterate on countless ideas, and ‘YAIBA’ is now taking on a life of its own. We can’t wait until gamers everywhere get their hands on the ultimate ninja zombie experience.”

YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z is currently in development and Tecmo Koei will reveal more information in the coming months.