June 22nd, 2017

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z out now, costs FIFTY BLOODY QUID

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This screenshot puts the “bloody” into FIFTY BLOODY QUID.

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.

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  • Tim McDonald

    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 things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really 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.

    • https://twitter.com/JohnnySpartacus JohnnySpartacus

      60e for eu hahaha

    • https://twitter.com/JohnnySpartacus JohnnySpartacus

      btw what is wrong with the login? i cant login with my real account, just get not found page lol

      • lazerbeak


        They switched to a new database you need to register a new account with your id

      • Paul Younger

        As Lazer says. Just reg a new account, we switched it all over a couple of weeks ago then added all the social logins too.

    • lazerbeak

      50 fucking quid fuck that

    • lazerbeak

      ha I read some where else its set “in a fictional Ukrainian city invaded by Russian troops. He slogs his way through scores of the undead to exact revenge on his killer.” my god talk about close to the bone

    • Kay

      Down here in Australia, $80 is relatively cheap for a new release. Sometimes it’s upwards of $100+.

    • lazerbeak

      Played it briefly, silly kids game not worth 50 quid unless your nuts