Yacht Club Games, the developers behind the indie hit Shovel Knight as well as all its associated DLC and expansions, recently teased a new game showing a ninja standing over a Blade Runner-esque city. They quickly clarified that this is what they’re dubbing as Yacht Club Publishing and people soon figured out that the game bore a striking resemblance to the already-announced Cyber Shadow from Machine Head Games.
Now, Yacht Club has confirmed they will be publishing the action platformer which itself bears a strong resemblance to Ninja Gaiden and looks to be the love letter to that genre that Shovel Knight was to its inspirations. You can check out the new trailer for it below.
It’s extremely cool-looking and seems to evoke Ninja Gaiden without being beholden to everything that might make that game incredibly unfun to play in a modern context. It’ll be interesting to see how Cyber Shadow stacks up against last year’s Ninja Gaiden-like The Messenger, but they look like they’re taking two different angles at the same idea.
Cyber Shadow will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC “soon.”
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