Yaiba debut trailer, Keiji Inafune’s message

Keiji Inafune's new zombie game in action.

Comcept has debuted the first trailer for Yaiba, its newly announced, Keiji Inafune-lead ninja zombie action game.

According to Inafune, the concept for Yaiba was born after he left Capcom to start Comcept. The Dead Rising producer was continually associated with zombie games, and thus chose to deliver to the audience waiting “to see a new Inafune zombie game.”

“I don’t want to spoil everything just yet,” said Inafune, “but I hope you will enjoy my new game that is loaded with stuff I love, zombies, ninjas, robots, and action.

“I hope you are excited. I know I am.”

Watch the debut trailer for Yaiba below. Find a set of screen captures and Inafune’s full creator’s message below the clip.

Since my departure from my former company in December of 2010, I have been thinking about how to live up to people’s expectations as an independent game creator. What do people expect of me? What do they want to see me do? A year and a half has passed after becoming independent, and I have been fortunate enough to announce several projects along the way.

I have announced three consumer titles and three social game titles. I have given speeches in various seminars, panels, universities and schools. I have published three books. I am still aggressively challenging myself in various arenas. But I asked myself “Have I covered all everything?” It felt like something is missing; something people expect from me the most. Everywhere

I go, people ask: “Are you working on it?” “When is it coming?”

The expectation seems higher in the west. The expectation is clear. It’s for my next zombie game. There are countless zombie games out there, and yet, people say they want to see a new Inafune zombie game. I am flattered and grateful, for people associating me as a “Zombie Lover.” For that, I must, answer to this expectation. This new concept for my game was born some time after becoming independent. I don’t want to spoil everything just yet, but I hope you will enjoy my new game that is loaded with stuff I love, zombies, ninjas, robots, and action.

It’s called “YAIBA.” I hope you are excited. I know I am.

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