Cyber Shadow’s Story Trailer Lobs An 8-Bit Shuriken Into Our Pixelated Hearts

Yacht Club Games and Mechanical Head Studios’ 8-bit love letter, Cyber Shadow, to slice and dice on consoles and PC this Fall.


Yacht Club Games today hosted their second official ‘Yacht Club Presents’ broadcast offering a tantalizing new look at their upcoming projects. One of the games showcased in the Shovel Knight creator’s presentation was one-man developer Mechanical Head Studios’ action platformer Cyber Shadow, which draws liberal inspiration from Tecmo’s 8-bit Ninja Gaiden titles.

Though Yacht Club Games describes it as a story trailer, the narrative is virtually nonexistent. Instead, we’re offered a just over a minute and a half of fantastic looking 2D platforming, flashy combat, and some seriously over-the-top boss battles with giant mechanical monstrosities, heavily-armed mechs, and, of course, a dragon. After all, what would a ninja game be without a mystical serpent or two?

You can find the full Cyber Shadow trailer below:

If you’re a fan of the NES ninja trilogy or retro platformers in general, this looks like a game you won’t want to miss when Cyber Shadow slashes its way to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC this Fall.

What do you think of the look of the game so far? Do you believe Yacht Club Games and Aarne ‘MekaSkull’ Hunziker’s Mechanical Head Studios have what it takes to reach the lofty heights of Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden trilogy? As always, we love to hear what you think. Let us know what you think in the comments section.


Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Chorus (XSX), Battlefield 2042 (XSX), Xeno Crisis (Neo Geo)

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