Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is scheduled to launch in March this year and will be available in a newly announced Special Edition as well.
According to Tecmo Koei, the Special Edition will be available in both North America and Europe and will include the following:
- A copy of the game
- Full-color comic book by Dark Horse Comics
- Exclusive Yaiba-themed DLC costumes for both Ryu Hayabusa and Momiji for use in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
- Original soundtrack (via download voucher on PlayStation 3, via physical disc on Xbox 360)
Yaiba is the name of a powerful ninja in the game, who massacres his entire clan because he thinks of them as weak. Later on he meets with Ryu Hayabusa himself and challenges him to a duel. Ryu though has the upper hand and almost kills Yaiba, slicing off his left arm and eye.
Crushed and down, Yaiba is found by a mysterious organization who is able to restore his lost body parts with mechanized updates. The new and improved Yaiba will now go looking for Ryu once again but has to first stop the spread of a zombie infection.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is due out for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 18 in North America and March 21 in Europe.