Tecmo Koei have released Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. It costs fifty quid. Fifty bloody quid. £50. (Well, okay, £49.99, but shush.)
If you want to play the Ninja Gaiden spin-off which has you battling zombies as a cyborg ninja, then you’ll be paying rather a lot of money to do so. Peter tells me that it’s reasonably sensibly priced in the US ($60, which is maybe a bit pricey but still within the usual limits), but in the UK it’ll cost you £49.99. Which is about $82, if I’ve got my exchange rates right. Which is a massive mark-up, and maybe not the most sensible price for a game that doesn’t exactly have a long and storied history – or massive embedded fanbase – on the PC.
By all accounts it’s not exactly the best game ever made, although as we haven’t got review code, I can’t say for sure. I’m fairly confident in saying that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z isn’t worth FIFTY BLOODY QUID, but then, few games are.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.