Keiji Inafune, father of Mega Man and longtime Capcom hero, has announced a new game from his studio Comcept - Yaiba. He announced it through a letter directed to his fans and everyone who's interested.
"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". Ihope you are excited. I know I am.
Keiji Inafune, CEO/conceptor, comcept Inc."
As can be seen in the brief teaser trailer the game has a very distinct graphical novel art style and while no platforms have been confirmed, there is every reason to think that this concept will attract attention from large publisher regardless. The game was expected to be unveiled at TGS, but good and exciting news can never come to soon in our opinion.