Ninja Gaiden has been a staple for Team Ninja sinse it was revived in 2004 and become known for its brutal difficulty and compelling action.
Though known primarily for its development being done inhouse by Team Ninja, the newest game is set to move over to a western developer with Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune taking the reigns.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z is being developed by Spark Unlimited who is currently developing Lost Planet 3 for Capcom. Today, it has released a second developer diary where Keiji Inafune explains that the game's title Yaiba means "the blade of a sword." He goes on to say that Spark Unlimited was the perfect choice to create this spin-off to Ninja Gaiden because they were able to bring a unifying character and style of both Western and Eastern visions of the much beloved franchise.
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z currently doesn't have a release date and platforms haven't been announced, but its safe to say that Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will come to both Microsoft's and Sony's current-gen consoles and it has also been rumored to be a next generation title.